If you turn on any mainstream media outlet, you are far more likely to hear about the poor Syrian rebels and the death toll of Bashar Al-Assad’s forces. What you’re not likely to see is the imminent peril Egypt’s Christians are in.
Muslim Brotherhood presidential candidate – and frontrunner in the run-off election – Muhammad Morsi, is reportedly more openly running on a platform of religious persecution and subjugation of Egypt’s Christians.
Via Raymond Ibrahim:
According to the popular Egyptian website, El Bashayer, Muhammad Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood presidential candidate, just declared that he will “achieve the Islamic conquest (fath) of Egypt for the second time, and make all Christians convert to Islam, or else pay the jizya,” the additional Islamic tax, or financial tribute, required of non-Muslims, or financial tribute.
In a brief report written by Samuel al-Ashay and published by El Bashayer on May 27, Morsi allegedly made these comments while speaking with a journalist at the headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party, adding “We will not allow Ahmed Shafiq [his contending presidential candidate] or anyone else to impede our second Islamic conquest of Egypt.”
After his interviewer pointed out that the first Muslim conquest of Egypt was “carried out at the hands of Amr bin al-As [in 641],” he asked Morsi, “Who will the second Islamic conqueror be?” Morsi, replied, “The second Muslim conqueror will be Muhammad Morsi,” referring to himself, “and history will record it.”
When asked what he thought about many Christian Copts coming out to vote for his secular opponent, Ahmed Shafiq, Morsi reportedly said, “They need to know that conquest is coming, and Egypt will be Islamic, and that they must pay jizya or emigrate.”
In fairness, Ibrahim is not willing to take this lone news report as fact yet but in light of what we’ve seen out of Morsi already, coupled with what we know are the Brotherhood’s goals, it wouldn’t be all that surprising if this were accurate.
h/t Free Republic