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100,000 Christians Have Left Egypt Since March

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posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 09:58 AM
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Gee I thought the media and the West haters claimed that the revolt against Mubarak was all about furthering "democracy" and "human rights"?

Typical, I saw this coming from a mile away. "Arab Spring" is really little more than an attempt by the Islamic fundamentalists to impose their will on everyone else.




posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 09:59 AM
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You, like afew other posters here, this is about Egypt's Coptic community......not Israel or the Palestinians!!!!!

Can't you people bloody read?



posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 10:18 AM
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Originally posted by windword
How sad that religion has highjacked the expression of political dissent. If the Christians are in the majority then the Muslums have hell to pay. If the Muslums are in the majority, Christians will pay. If the Isrealis are in charge, we all pay.

It's really all about the Palestinians and the Isreali Gaza settlements in Palestine anyway. too bad.


You are so right there, friend. the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will never fully end until one wipes out the other. Right now the wars in the Middle East is killing off Muslims by the thousands. It is no wonder they call us "The Great Satan," and want to kill us in nasty ways. It is slowly, but surely polarizing into one big religious war, Jehovah vs Yahweh vs Allah.
Perhaps each could choose a Champion, and settle this once and for all?



posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 10:23 AM
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The word Copt was adopted in English in the 17th century, from New Latin Coptus, Cophtus, which is derived from Arabic collective qubṭ, qibṭ قبط "the Copts" with nisba adjective qubṭī, qibṭī قبطي, plural aqbāṭ أقباط; Also quftī, qiftī, Arabic /f/ representing historical Coptic /p/. an Arabisation of the Coptic word kubti (Bohairic) and/or kuptaion (Sahidic). The Coptic word is in turn an adaptation of the Greek Αἰγύπτιος "Egyptian" ultimately related to Caphtor.

The term is thus ultimately derived from the Greek designation of the native Egyptian population in Roman Egypt (as opposed to Greeks, Romans, Jews, etc.) After the Muslim conquest of Egypt, it became restricted to those Egyptians adhering to the Christian religion.[18]

The Greek term for Egypt, Αἰγύπτος, is itself derived from the Egyptian language, but dates to a much earlier period, being attested already in Mycenean Greek as a3-ku-pi-ti-jo (lit. "Egyptian"; used here as a man's name). This Mycenaean form is likely from Middle Egyptian ḥwt-k3-ptḥ ("Hut-ka-Ptah"), literally "Estate (or 'House') of the Spirit of Ptah" (cf. Akkadian āluḫi-ku-up-ta-aḫ), the name of the temple complex of the god Ptah at Memphis.

In their own Coptic language, the Copts referred to themselves as rem en kēme (Sahidic) ⲣⲙⲛⲕⲏⲙⲉ, lem en kēmi (Fayyumic), rem en khēmi (Bohairic) ⲣⲉⲙ̀ⲛⲭⲏⲙⲓ, which literally means "people of Egypt" or "Egyptians"; cf. Egyptian rmṯ n kmt, Demotic rmt n kmỉ.

The Arabic word qibṭ "Copt" has also been connected to the Greek name of the town of Κόπτος Coptos (modern day Qifṭ; Coptic Kebt and Keft). It is possible that this association has contributed to making Copt the settled form of the name.[19]

In the 20th century, some Egyptian nationalists and intellectuals in the context of Pharaonism began using the term qubṭ in the historical sense. For example, Markos Pasha Semeika, founder of the Coptic Museum, addressed a group of Egyptian students in these words: "All of you are Copts. Some of you are Muslim Copts, others are Christian Copts, but all of you are descended from the Ancient Egyptians".[20]
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Main articles: Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria and History of Christianity in Egypt
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The Copts are one of the oldest Christian communities in the Middle East. Although integrated in the larger Egyptian nation, the Copts have survived as a distinct religious community forming around 10–20% of the population,[14][15][17][21][22][23][24][25][26] though estimates vary (see Religion in Egypt). They pride themselves on the apostolicity of the Egyptian Church whose founder was the first in an unbroken chain of patriarchs.
Foundation of the Egyptian Christian Church

According to ancient tradition, Christianity was introduced to the Egyptians by Saint Mark in Alexandria, shortly after the ascension of Christ and during the reign of the Roman emperor Claudius around 42 AD.[27] The legacy that Saint Mark left in Egypt was a considerable Christian community in Alexandria. From Alexandria, Christianity spread throughout Egypt within half a century of Saint Mark's arrival in Alexandria, as is clear from a fragment of the Gospel of John, written in Coptic, which was found in Upper Egypt and can be dated to the first half of the 2nd century, and the New Testament writings found in Oxyrhynchus, in Middle Egypt, which date around the year 200 AD. In the 2nd century, Christianity began to spread to the rural areas, and scriptures were translated into the local language, today known as the Coptic language (which was called the Egyptian language at the time). By the beginning of the 3rd century AD, Christians constituted the majority of Egypt’s population, and the Church of Alexandria was recognized as one of Christendom's four Apostolic Sees, second in honor only to the Church of Rome. The Church of Alexandria is therefore the oldest church in Africa.
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posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 11:14 AM
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I think your in the wrong thread this is about coptic christians being slaughtered and ran out of egypt. i think you may want to join one of the many many israel or america bashing threads. because this has nothing to do with either. They are Egyptian christians, not israelis or the great satan

The fact a few of you constantly bring up israel and america in every thread you post in really shows your true agenda. stick to topic please it's not hard is it ?
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posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 11:17 AM
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www.bbc.co.uk...


Thousands of Egyptian Coptic Christians have gathered for the funerals of protesters killed during clashes with security forces in Cairo on Sunday.



They say the authorities have been slow to punish radical Islamists who have attacked their churches


Scary.



posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 02:34 PM
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quite a disturbing video has appeared on the internet which shows the Egyptian army running over Christians who were protesting about there church being blown up . Isn't it about the time the apologists actually admit that this is very serious, instead of denying it.



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