Bishop Julian Dobbs from the Convocation of Anglicans in North America, who has on occasion visited the Christian communities in Egypt, sent me an email on the situation.
He notes, "Supporters of ousted president Mohammad Morsi have gone on the rampage against Christians in Egypt. A ten-year-old girl was gunned down as she was walking home from her Bible study class, and churches and other Christian property have been torched by rioters. Egyptian Christians have come under frequent attack since the uprising that led to Morsi's removal; they are being scapegoated for his fall.”
Estimates vary as to how many Christian churches, orphanages, and schools have been destroyed. Some have put the number as high as 80, just since last Wednesday.
Rev. Dr. Mouneer Hanna Anis, Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Egypt recently wrote, "Please pray that the situation will calm down, for wisdom and tact for the police and the army, for the safety of all churches and congregations, and that all in Egypt would be safe."
The Muslim Brotherhood is an international Islamic organization that was founded in Egypt in 1928, and it’s dedicated to restoring the caliphate; the caliph was the successor of Mohammed as the political, military and spiritual leader of the Muslims
Perhaps the Muslim Brotherhood is best understood by their creed: “Allah is our objective. The Koran is our law. The Prophet is our leader. Jihad is our way, and death for the sake of Allah is the highest of our aspirations.” No wonder the Egyptian Christians are feeling their wrath.
In their book, Shariah: The Threat to America, the Center for Security Policy notes that the Muslim Brotherhood is “the root of the majority of Islamic terrorist groups in the world today.”
Pray for the Christians in Egypt as they have been scapegoated by the Muslim Brotherhood.