Thursday, January 26, 2012

Christians fearful after Muslim Brotherhood and Salafis gain 73% of seats

The Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafis have won 73% of the seats in the lower house of the Egyptian parliament, which has many of the Christians yet remaining in Egypt scared.

Speaking for the Egyptian Catholic Church, Father Rafik Greiche said, "The victory of Islamist parties scares Christians but expresses the will of the Egyptian people."

According to Father Greiche, the victors have said "Christians and religious minorities would have the same rights as Muslim citizens. It is therefore premature to made good or bad predictions."  We will see.

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