Egyptian prelate airs concerns about Muslim Brotherhood victory
May 29, 2012
The Coptic Catholic bishop of Giza has expressed concerns for the future of Christians in Egypt if the Muslim Brotherhood emerges victorious in the nation’s elections.
“The Muslim Brothers say one thing then tomorrow they do another thing,” said Bishop Antonios Aziz Mina of Guizeh (Giza). “They don’t maintain their promises--that’s the problem.”
“Whoever will guarantee liberty and democracy and a good constitution for Egypt will have our vote,” he added. “He needs to guarantee the minimum of liberties we seek.”
Mohamed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood candidate, will face former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafik in a runoff election on June 16-17.
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Posted by: Justin8110 -
May. 29, 2012 8:00 PM ET USA
In a majority Muslim nation a Muslim will probably be elected. Democracy has it's downsides. It isn't God's greatest gift to political science. It has serious flaws and downsides. Western elites are outraged because what they really want is the schizophrenic seperation between Church and State in vogue in the West for so many centuries now where there is no room for transformation in Christ outside one's own thought processes.
Posted by: Defender -
May. 29, 2012 2:39 PM ET USA
Coulda, shoulda seen this coming.