(Gatestone Institute) -- In what seems to be a pattern in many Muslim nations of finding new pretexts to justify anti-Christian -- and anti-"Other" -- behavior, Egypt's Christians and their churches are under attack, ostensibly because Christians joined the June 30 Revolution, which led to the ouster of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Even before then, during the 2012 presidential elections, Christians were often threatened and sometimes attacked for not voting for the Muslim Brotherhood -- an absurd expectation considering that for decades it has been the Brotherhood and its many Islamist and jihadi offshoots that have terrorized Egypt's Christians.
Even the popular Egyptian columnist Khaled Montasser, a Muslim, in an article published around the 2012 presidential elections, scoffed at the idea that Copts could ever vote for Morsi. Montasser documented, among other items, how the Brotherhood has in years past issued fatwas calling for the destruction of churches and a ban on burying "unclean" Christian "infidels" anywhere near Muslim graves. "After such fatwas," Montasser concluded, "Dr. Morsi and his Brotherhood colleagues can ask and wonder -- 'Why are the Copts afraid?'"
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