Muslim Brotherhood: Egypt’s Christians Must "Convert, Pay Tribute, or Leave" | American Center for Law and Justice
  Search  |  Login  |  Register

ACLJ Profile Completion

Verified

Christians Must Convert, Pay or Leave

By Matthew Clark1338911886000

According to a popular Egyptian website, the Muslim Brotherhood’s Egyptian presidential candidate, Mohammed Morsi, has stated that Christians will be forced to “convert, pay tribute, or leave.

When asked about Coptic Christians in Egypt, Morsi reportedly told a journalist, “They have to know that the conquest is coming and Egypt will be Muslim and they have to pay tribute or migrate as one who left.”

He reportedly stated that it was his goal as a presidential candidate to “achieve the Islamic conquest of Egypt for the second time, and make all Christians convert to Islam, or else pay the 'jizya' (Islamic tax).”

While some are unsure whether he made these particular comments, these statements are consistent with the rhetoric of his campaign.

Just last month, Morsi looked on approvingly at a campaign rally as radical Cleric Safwat Higazi told a cheering crowd of thousands that Morsi would restore “the United States of the Arabs” and that “the capital of the United States of the Arabs will be Jerusalem, Allah willing.”

As Morsi looked on, the Cleric led the crowd in the chant, “Millions of martyrs march toward Jerusalem.”

If Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood take control of Egypt it could create an incredibly dangerous situation for Christians in Egypt, Israel, and the stability of the entire region.

Morsi faces former Mubarak regime prime minister Ahmed Shafiq next month in a runoff election in Egypt.

We will continue to monitor this situation and bring you updates on the plight of Christians in Egypt as we continue fighting for religious liberty worldwide.

Latest in
Middle East

President Trump's Trip to the Middle East

By Wesley Smith1495460568149

As the President visits Saudi Arabia , the implications for foreign policy and national security, including the ongoing fight against radical Islamic jihad, are strategic and striking. The President will also travel to Israel following his meetings with Arab leaders. The trip’s significance and...

read more

Iran Missile Tests Violate International Law

By Skip Ash1486154762084

When former Secretary of State John Kerry was practically begging Iran’s ayatollahs almost daily in the hope of getting an agreement— any agreement —with Iran regarding its development of nuclear weapons, lots of us believed that we were in a process of being taken to the cleaners. We knew that any...

read more

Waking Up In An Increasingly Troubled World

By Wesley Smith1482168537120

In this season heralding the Prince of Peace as Christians celebrate Christmas, it seems the words of the Biblical Prophet Jeremiah are more apropos: “They cry Peace, Peace, when there is no peace.” We all awoke this morning in an increasingly troubled world. In Syria, literally hundreds of...

read more

A Region and a World in Crisis

By Wesley Smith1477602183747

Whoever becomes the 45th President of the United States sworn into office on January 20th, there are no easy or popular options of how to deal with the conundrum that is the Middle East. If the next President continues the Obama Administration’s policy of refusing to use significant and...

read more