The persecution of Christians during the so called Arab spring shows the extent of the Islamist power. HM Minister of Foreign Affairs has denounced this abomination. Unfortunately western governments and western churches are saying little about the ethnic cleansing of the middle east. The Palestinians are among the worst offenders.
Our World: The forgotten Christians of the East
By CAROLINE B. GLICK
It is unclear what either Western governments or Western churches think they are achieving by turning a blind eye to the persecution of Christians in the Muslim world.
On Sunday night, Egyptian Copts staged what was supposed to be a peaceful vigil at Egypt’s state television headquarters in Cairo. The 1,000 Christians represented the ancient Christian community of some 8 million whose presence in Egypt predates the establishment of Islam by several centuries. They gathered in Cairo to protest the recent burning of two churches by Islamic mobs and the rapid escalation of state-supported violent attacks on Christians by Muslim groups since the overthrow of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak in February.