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I just have a small question to ask; but let me start by saying 1st of all, let me assure you I'm well. I used to live just around the corner from the Bataclan. Are you also aware that our Church in Paris was the Church targeted by ISIS?
This is very surreal.
I'm not sure about anyone here, and every case is different, but my parents left Egypt for the sole purpose of escaping from Islamic Fundamentalism. We are talking about Government sponsored discrimination. Their job prospects were bleak as Christians. They received official warning that no Christian could ever be promoted in the Ministry of Health (where they worked).
The god of Islam has a problem: he cannot, for the life of him, love a Muslim as a non Muslim. Hence we have discrimination in all aspects of life for minority groups in Islamic-Majority countries.
I would like to know from you, whether or not your families, as Coptic Christians, also left Egypt for the same reason: because as Christians they were limited in Egypt.
Why am I asking?
I get the impression that as Coptic Christians, we have 1st hand experience as to what it is in living as a minority in an Islamic Majority. If all of our experiences are the same, then surely this only concretises our argument that the root cause of terrorism is in the god of Islam. Its not because of American foreign policy in the region, or silly conspiracy theories. Its at a more basic level than that: pure Islamic fascism.
Before ISIS even started, Copts, or non muslims in general, were treated as 2nd class citizens anyway. That's my opinion, if I hear your stories, maybe I'm sure that it will give more confidence to my argument that my case is not "one off" - and there is indeed a problem with Islam.
No one is asking why muslims in Egypt are distancing themselves from ISIS, but they are still OK with Copts having to write down their religion on ID cards (which is used for the sole purpose of discrimination). These same muslims who are saying that "ISIS is NOT ISLAM" and "not in my name" - the same ones who voted for Morsi and the MB.
What benefit is it if ISIS is defeated and hatred is still being taught in schools against non Muslims? What have we achieved?
Did you ever suffer hatred from muslims because you were a Christian??
I obviously deal with a LOT of immigrants/refugees etc from Syria/Iraq/Egypt. France has accepted them. Those from Egypt are all well educated doctors who had good jobs in Egypt but left out of fear for their own safety. Is this the general consensus amongst you?
Is my understanding of the situation or realities of Islam twisted and incorrect, or is there really a problem with Islam?
practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds
should be exposed. 21 But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his
deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.” (John3:20). Those living in evil, or more simply, separation from God, cannot stand being exposed. When we sin, we our weakness is brought to light, our pride get in the way of humbly accepting our wrong. And often this is the case with anyone living a non-Christian life. Being shown the way isn't always easy to accept, and sometimes only gets them to react negatively and do even worse things... If you observe ISIS, this seems to be exactly what is happening...
you have in no way answered my question. You seem more concerned that I do not hate muslims. I DO NOT HATE THEM. That would be pointless, wrong, immoral and basically defeats the whole purpose of being a Christian anyway.
The question was this:
Did you or your family suffer any discrimination whilst living in Egypt for being a Christian?