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Middle East Christians keep a wary eye on Arab Spring

Discussion in 'The Voice In The Desert - Oriental Orthodox' started by Maid Marie, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. Maid Marie

    Maid Marie Zechariah 4:6

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    Hello, I thought this article would be of interest here - Middle East Christians keep a wary eye on Arab Spring

    Here is a portion of it -
     
  2. Yoder777

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    Was the Arab Spring good or bad for the rights of Orthodox Christians? I was happy when Copts and Muslims demonstrated together in Egypt, but now it seems that the new government of Egypt will oppress Christians. During the initial protests, I shed tears in solidarity to them and hoped for the best. I still hope and pray for the best. I think there is still reason to be happy and hopeful about the future of the Christian faith in the middle east.
     
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  3. Yoder777

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  4. vindex

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    The only way for Chrisians in arab countries is a way of Lebanese Christians in 1975. I think so. Check ''The Lebanon War" on Youtube.
     
  5. Yoder777

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    Please elaborate.
     
  6. vindex

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    Take gun and defend your family, your church and your community.
     
  7. Yoder777

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    Is that going to happen in Egypt any time soon?
     
  8. vindex

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    I think our Coptic friends can answer this question. Armenians in Nagorno Karabakh did it and now have freedom. Yes, they payed high price for that, but future generations with God's help will live in peace in their motherland.
     
  9. copticorthodoxy

    copticorthodoxy Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The Copts are about 16 % of the population , violence is not a solution
     
  10. vindex

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    In 1989 there were 390 505 Armenians vs 5 804 980 Azeri Turks in Azerbijan. Armenians won outnumbered and outgunned Azeri army, and liberated almost all Karabakh. "If God is for us, who can be against us?" (Rom.8:32)
     
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  11. I Eat Pie

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    Yup, and Armenia liberated Artsahk.
     
  12. vindex

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    Note: Armenians liberated Artsakh.
     
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2013
  13. I Eat Pie

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    Yup :)