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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Revolutions In Muslim World Open Door For Severe Persecution of Christians

(AINA) -- For the second time in as many days, Egyptian armed force stormed the 5th century old St. Bishoy monastery in Wadi el-Natroun, 110 kilometers from Cairo. Live ammunition was fired, wounding two monks and six Coptic monastery workers. Several sources confirmed the army's use of RPG ammunition. Four people have been arrested including three monks and a Coptic lawyer who was at the monastery investigating yesterday's army attack.

Monk Aksios Ava Bishoy told activist Nader Shoukry of Freecopts the armed forces stormed the main entrance gate to the monastery in the morning using five tanks, armored vehicles and a bulldozer to demolish the fence built by the monastery last month to protect themselves and the monastery from the lawlessness which prevailed in Egypt during the January 25 Uprising.

"When we tried to address them, the army fired live bullets, wounding Father Feltaows in the leg and Father Barnabas in the abdomen," said Monk Ava Bishoy. "Six Coptic workers in the monastery were also injured, some with serious injuries to the chest....

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Religious Makeup of Lebanon
THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: History will not smile on Christianity in the modern Western world when it records the genocide that is about to unfold in the Middle East. The greatest failure of Western Christianity, particularly among the Evangelical Protestants in the United States, is a fixation on the Secular nation of Israel, to the neglect of their own Christian brethren in the same region. Few Western Christians in America know that nearly half of Lebanon's population is Christian. The United States government sends untold millions of dollars to Israel, but not a dime to the Christians in Lebanon.  Since when has the United States government, or any Western government for that matter, done anything to help Christians in the Middle East and North Africa?  What of the people of the United States and Europe?  What of the churches?  In how many television specials have the so-called "Christian televangelists" championed the plight of our suffering brethren in that part of the world?  Sunday after Sunday we are inundated with Christian television chronicling the cause of Secular Israel but not a word about their own suffering brethren over there.  For the last forty years the United States could have been working with the indigenous Christians of North Africa and the Middle East, championing their rights and calling for greater religious freedom.  No, instead we championed the cause of Zionism and simultaneously propped up North African and Middle Eastern dictators who keep the Arabs in check so we can maintain a steady stream of oil supply. 

This Cross Was Seen At A Recent Anti-Mubarak Protest in Egypt
It is time for a change, but don't expect that to come from Washington D.C. or any other Western government.  The change must come from each one of us...

Do you call yourself a Christian?  Do you support the Biblical mandate to care for Christians in the Middle East, particularly those in Jerusalem?  (1 Corinthians 16:1-4)  If indeed you call yourself a Christian, and if you are worried about the events unfolding in the Muslim world today, than there is ONLY ONE thing to do.  Start making regular donations to CNEWA (Catholic Near East Welfare Association), which is dedicated to helping Christians in this part of the world and providing general humanitarian aid as well.  It's a force for good in the Arab world, that supports Christians living among a Muslim majority.

This is not about politics folks.  It's not about Arab vs. Israeli or Muslim vs. Jew.  This is about Christians!  And if you won't do your part to help them, than what does that say about your own Christian faith?  Click Here NOW To Help and share this article with your Christian friends and family (especially Evangelicals) today!

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