Calls for Christians to be killed with some of them reportedly crucified on trees are the new reality of the Egyptian government under a Muslim Brotherhood president and a legislature run by not only the Brotherhood but also the extreme Islamist Salafists, according to a separate report by the British human rights group, the Barnabas Fund.
According to the London-based, non-partisan Barnabas group in an alert, Egyptians have witnessed an increase in brutality, mostly against Christians and dissenters, with President Mohammed Morsi emboldening Islamists who were previously constrained by Egypt’s now ousted President Hosni Mubarek.
“Sadly, the Obama administration and most of the American news media ignore these latest examples of brutality and oppression in order to avoid criticism for buying into the whole Arab Spring nonsense,” said an official from the Israeli National Police, who told theLaw Enforcement Examiner that Salafists are active in helping Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
The Middle East Forum also documents cases where Christians are kidnapped, tortured, forcibly converted to Islam or killed.
In Egypt, at least 550 such cases have been documented in the last five years, and have only increased since the revolution.