Egyptian Christians prepared to persevere whatever the outcome of the election (SCWU #116)

Date: June 13, 2013

By: Daniel Whyte III

Description: Egyptian Christians prepared to persevere whatever the outcome of the election. According to Mission News Network, votes have been cast, and polls have closed in Egypt's first-ever truly democratic presidential elections. Currently, Egypt is ranked as the fifteenth worst nation in the world in which to be a Christian, according to the Open Doors World Watch List. Harassment, imprisonment, and even death are not uncommon fates for believers who are vocal about their faith. Now, many believers speculate that the outcome of this week's presidential elections will cause more trouble for Christ-followers. Open Doors president Carl Moeller said, "With the parliamentary elections of last year, 75% of those elected were from the extremist or ultra-extremist views of Islam. And that is a very strong concern for the Christian community: if the president is elected along the same lines, that could spell a lot of additional pressure on the Egyptian Christian church."

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