“Christians are very afraid—afraid of the unknown and the uncertainty of what may happen to the country,” Pastor Sameh Maurice of Kasr el Dobara Church in Cairo told World Magazine. “The future is uncertain.”
By Jamie Dean
6/26/2012 Egypt (World Magazine) – For Christians living in predominantly Muslim Egypt, the week began with a heavy question: What does the election of an Islamic-fundamentalist president mean for the future of Christians in the country?
That question rings as loud as the cheers that erupted from Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Sunday afternoon when Egyptian officials announced that Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Morsi narrowly won a presidential runoff against former regime member Ahmed Shafiq.
Meanwhile, minority groups—including Christians that make up as much as 10 percent of the population—wonder what Morsi’s win means for them in the long run.