Egypt’s Christians are hoping they’ll be better protected from violence when the country elects a new president next month.
But that may be wishful thinking.
CBN News Contributing Analyst Raymond Ibrahim says while attacks have subsided since the Muslim Brotherhood left power, persecution of the country’s Christian minority is likely to continue.
Longing for Harmony
Islamic extremists often attack Egyptian churches during Christian holidays, but not this year.
Easter services like the one led by Pope Tawadros at Cairo’s Saint Mark’s Cathedral proceeded without incident. Perhaps the tight security provided by police served as a deterrent to would-be terrorists.
Members of one Coptic Christian family, the Abdullahs, said they felt safer this Easter than they did last year when the Muslim Brotherhood controlled the government.
Anwar Abdullah said he wants peace and stability to return to his country.
“I hope that people here become loving to one another again, like in the old days, when people used to visit each other and were friendlier,” he said.
That’s the desire of most Egyptians who want to live in peace with their neighbors, free from attack.
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SOURCE: CBN News