Give Sisi Space and Be Patient

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.

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What Easter Means

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.

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Message of the Coptic Pope for the Glorious Feast of Resurrection

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International Jihad Barbarity

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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The Middle East War on Christians

This week, as Jews celebrate the Passover holiday, they are commemorating the Bible's Exodus story describing a series of plagues inflicted on ancient Egypt that freed the Israelites, allowing them to make their way to the Holy Land. But over the past century, another exodus, driven by a plague of persecution, has swept across the Middle East and is emptying the region of its Christian population. The persecution is especially virulent today.

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