Read Peril Worsening for Egyptian Christians at Mission Network News.
"Some scholars say the violence against Christians in Egypt hasn't been this bad since roughly the time of the Crusades. And it's not over yet. Greg Musselman, a spokesman with the Voice of the Martyrs Canada, says, "Talking to those that are plugged in to what's going on, yhey believe that the violence, the destruction, and the assault on the Christian community will continue for at least several more years." Hardline Islamists have taken over several Christian towns. Nobody's doing much about it, either. "There's a lot of fear right now because even the military and police say they can't adequately protect them." And yet, despite the mass exodus of Christians, there are some who are staying behind to be the hope of Christ. They're starting with messages of forgiveness that are scrawled on their burned-out churches. "Be praying that they will be strong, that they will not be ruled by fear, but they would use wisdom. And also [be praying] that the Christians, in large masses, would exhibit forgiveness." "