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Egyptian Christians face constant proselytism, discrimination

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“The whole day and during the whole year, you are bombarded with Islamic propaganda starting at five in the morning,” Father Samir Khalil Samir told Aid to the Church in Need as reported by Catholic Culture. “They start their preaching using megaphones and this is five times a day. Then you have the radio and television; often your neighbors play these programs at a high volume. You cannot complain because your neighbor will justify by saying that its God’s word.”

5/7/2012 Egypt (Catholic Culture) – Discussing the situation of Christians in various Middle Eastern nations, Father Samir Khalil Samir describes the barrage of Muslim proselytism that Egyptian Christians regularly face.

“The whole day and during the whole year, you are bombarded with Islamic propaganda starting at five in the morning,” says the Jesuit historian and Islamic studies professor. “They start their preaching using megaphones and this is five times a day.”

“Then you have the radio and television; often your neighbors play these programs at a high volume,” he continues. “You cannot complain because your neighbor will justify by saying that its God’s word.”

Father Samir adds:

The television and film are also inundated with Islamic propaganda. In the schools, the boys and girls start their day with Islamic teaching. It starts when the students are outside they are again inundated by Islamic propaganda; it is called Khutbah. When there is a transition from one teacher to the next the same ritual is again repeated.

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