“As Egypt’s torrential state of instability continues, the country’s Christians continue to fear their fate in the North African country that they have called home since biblical times,” the Christian Post reports.
By Katherine Weber
6/27/2012 Egypt (Christian Post) – As Egypt’s torrential state of instability continues, the country’s Christians continue to fear their fate in the North African country that they have called home since biblical times.
The country, in its quest for democracy, has seen a wave of positive and negative outcomes of the 2012 presidential election, which, in itself, is a large step from the dictatorial rule of former President Hosni Mubarak, who was removed during the Arab Spring uprisings of 2011.
Currently, Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood is the president of the country, although critics are weary of the interim military government’s willingness to turn presidential power over to Morsi.
Even if Morsi were given enough presidential power to rule the country, he may not be keen on free Christian worship in the country, allegedly telling a journalist in a private meeting in May that Christians should “convert, pay tribute, or leave.”
Additionally, the ruling military council has recently deconstructed Egypt’s parliament, as well as the country’s 100-person constitution council, making hope for a true democracy, as opposed to a continued military dictatorship, seem dismal.