Sisi is not a magician. He will not be able to change Egypt over-night. We have to remember that he, if elected, will have inherited a badly damaged country. People in Egypt retain some of their good old attributes but lost a lot of their virtues in the existing atmosphere of lies, mistrust, imported violence, deteriorating public education, increasing the grip of religious leaders and inability to express their desires. Yes, they mesmerized the world when they called for Mubarak to step down in a peaceful way. But they could not hold onto power and relinquished their uprising to the more organized and disciplined Muslim brothers. Unfortunately they failed to convince a weary world of their seriousness when they called for the ouster of Mohammed Morsi, the Muslim Brother, who cared about spreading his beliefs than attending to the wounds of Egypt.
In first century Judaism, there were many views concerning what happened to people after they died. Following a very venerable tradition, some said that death was the end, that the dead simply returned to the dust of the earth from which they came. Others maintained that the righteous dead would rise at the close of the age. Still others thought that the souls of the just went to live with God after the demise of their bodies. There were even some who believed in a kind of reincarnation.
According to several witness accounts, Islamists have committed atrocities in an attempt to force convert members of the Christian community to Islam. Nun Raghad – the former head of the Patriarchate School in Damascus - told Vatican Radio how she personally witnessed Islamists terrorized her community.
Takfiri Islamists that turn to the sword are committing untold barbarity in countless nations. Indeed, it is difficult to pin down if Takfiri Islamists are more inhumane in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Somalia, Syria, or in Nigeria.
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