Saturday, August 17, 2013
People seem to think that Middle Eastern countries (other than Israel) are 100% Muslim. But this is not true: Judaism and Christianity have always had a strong presence throughout the Middle East, as have other religions such as the Druze in Lebanon and Syria and the Zoroastrians in Iran. Today, Christians (primarily Copts) make up 10% of the population of Egypt. Given the civil unrest that is taking place there now, these Christians are being victimized more than they usually are. So please pray for their safety, and their strength.