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Leaders to Obama: ‘What is the red line for Christians in Egypt?’

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While President Obama has demonstrated an eagerness to offer an opinion on local police matters, he’s been reticent to opine on the destruction and bloodshed inflected on Egyptian Christians by members of the Muslim Brotherhood. If his silence befuddles Americans, it appalls Egyptian Christians.

In the face of the violence, Obama’s focus has been on gun control executive orders that will do nothing and Obamacare, which will bankrupt the nation. Father Rafic Greiche, the chief spokesman for the Catholic Church in Egypt, wants to know why the president is ignoring the matter, according to CBN News.

“President Obama when he made a speech he just touched on the burning churches instead of telling the Muslim Brotherhood that they are terrorists and they are making terror on Egypt,” Greiche told CBN News. “He did not speak loud for this and shame on him if he is a Christian that he does not speak out loud.”

Greiche then referred to a recent White House press briefing.

“The spokesman of the White House … was asked, ‘What is the red line for the Christians in Egypt?’ He mocked and said, ‘I didn’t bring my red pen.’ So I think it was a mockery and not at its place and really shame on him also,” he said.

As of Aug. 16, over 45 Christian churches were burned, The Blaze reported. Numerous Christian schools and orphanages have also been destroyed, and the Coptic Christians have so far taken it on the chin.

A few days after an orphanage was burned, someone later wrote on the building’s wall, “Despite of what you did, we ask God to forgive you,” and “God exists,” according to Asia News.

“Obama does not appear to understand the situation,” Greiche told AsiaNews. “In his speech, he didn’t even so much as mention all the churches and Christian buildings being burnt down by the Muslim Brotherhood.”

Greiche then offered a lesson in Egyptian history and politics.

“This must absolutely be made clear: the Muslim Brothers are terrorists and are tied to groups belonging to al-Qaida and to the Salafites,” he said. “The history of the Muslim Brotherhood, even since their foundation, has been a history of 85 years of bloodshed.”

Let’s hope the White House is listening.

Watch the news coverage, courtesy of CBN News.

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