In past days, blogs close to the Muslim Brotherhood have labeled the new structure found by the country after the overthrow of President Morsi as the “Military Republic of Tawadros”, indicating Coptic Orthodox Patriarch Tawadros II and his Church as the true architects of the popular uprising which led to the end of the Islamist government. “It is obvious” Anba Botros explains to Fides “that the Muslim Brotherhood wants to explain their political failure by resorting to the theory of ‘Christian conspiracy’.To emphasize the role Christians had in the collapse of the Islamist regime will also serve to justify future terrorism against them.
There is a plan of other attacks against churches, priests and religious that might be carried out when public controls in squares and neighborhoods – stronghold of the Muslim Brotherhood finish”. At the same time, even the Coptic Catholic Bishop confirms the wide participation of Christians in the anti-Morsi uprisings: “It is certainly out of place to speak of ‘Christian revolution’. At least 30 million Egyptians took to the streets. But among the demonstrators there were always so many Christians. The so-called revolution of 30 June took place on Sunday.
Lo que desde luego es cierto es que no hay 30 millones de coptos en Egipto, así que no ha sido desde luego una “revolución cristiana”. Como mucho, ha tenido una participación destacada de sectores importantes de la comunidad cristiana, más que nada por el trato recibido de la Hermandad Musulmana, nombramiento de ex-jefe de organización terrorista incluido para gobernador de Luxor (luego dimitió).
Pero la idea de un complot cristiano, aunque sea absolutamente ridícula, ha sido usada por Al-Qaeda estos pasados días y ha habido nuevos ataques contra los coptos:
As if in response to Zawahiri’s call, a group of pro-Morsi militants arrived at the Church of Saint George yesterday in Sohag (Upper Egypt) and placed an al Qaeda flag on the roof of the building, shouting slogans exalting Islam.
Also yesterday, groups of fundamentalists entered a church in Girga (Upper Egypt), shouting slogans against Patriarch Tawadros, threatening to do away with him.
- -Egypt: Coptic Church Leader Calls for Three Days of Prayer (answersforthefaith.com)
- Los cristianos coptos egipcios asustados tras el asesinato de 4 de ellos en el Sinaí (sanacritica.wordpress.com)
- Muslim Brotherhood ‘taking anger out’ on Christians (wnd.com)
- Appeals for peace in Egypt after sudden increase in attacks on Christians (christiantoday.com)
- “Islam es la religión oficial del Estado” (sanacritica.wordpress.com)
- Christians pay price of Egypt tumult (bbc.co.uk)
- Egypt year of Oppression Under Morsi and His Muslim Brotherhood Family (copticchristian.newsvine.com)
- After Morsi, Christians and churches targeted by Islamists (grumpyelder.com)