Ethnic Cleansing of Christians in the Sinai
The ethnic cleansing of Christians in the Sinai is being ignored not only by the Egyptian authorities, but also by the mainstream media and human rights groups in the West.
In events being ignored not only by the Egyptian authorities, but also by the mainstream media and human rights organizations in the West, Muslim terrorists have in recent weeks attacked Christian families and forced them out of their homes and businesses in the Sinai town of Rafah. The terrorists have threatened to pursue their jihad against Christians until all of them leave the Sinai.
According to reports from the Sinai, all the Christians who used to live in Rafah have already fled their homes after being targeted by Muslim terrorists.
Christians said that before the Egyptian "revolution," they enjoyed good relations with their Muslim neighbors and felt safer. But under Muslim Brotherhood President Mohamed Morsi, the Christians in the Sinai were being left alone to confront Muslim gangs by themselves.
Egyptian security forces finally began operating against the terrorists only after 16 border guards were killed several weeks ago, apparently by Muslim jihadis in Sinai. But these forces have not been able to protect the Christian families in Sinai, whose lives been turned into hell ever since the 'Arab Spring' arrived in Egypt.
The Egyptian newspaper Al-Yom Al-Sabe (The Seventh Day) revealed that the Christian families were forced to leave Rafah after Muslim terrorists torched the local church. It wrote that the terrorists sprayed graffiti on the walls of the destroyed church calling on Christians to leave Rafah immediately.
The attack on the church was the latest in a series of assaults against Christian-owned homes and businesses.
Ehab Lewis, one of the Christians who fled Rafah, said that not a single Christian has remained in the town. Lewis, a former school teacher, said: "I was in Rafah with my family and we left out of fear for our lives. They threatened to torch my house. They attacked my neighbor's shop and destroyed everything inside. He too was forced to run away."
Lewis said that all the Christians in Rafah had received death threats before fleeing. "We were afraid to send our children to school," he recounted. He and other Christians accused the Egyptian authorities of turning a blind eye to their plight. Instead of confronting the Muslim terrorists, the Egyptian authorities advised the Christian families to move to the town of Al-Arish in Sinai.
"This is not a solution," said Father Kuzman, a local leader of the Christian community. "Why are we being asked to leave our holy land? The solution is for the authorities to impose law and order and protect their citizens. The government should not leave the border open to armed groups."
Father Michael George said that the ethnic cleansing of Christians Sinai was taking place as the Egyptian authorities did nothing.
Christian families living in Sinai say they miss the good old days before the "Arab Spring," when they were able to lead lives that were relatively normal.
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