Where have all the Christians gone?

Christians are being killed by radical Islamists because of their beliefs. Why then, while the world celebrates revolution in the Arab world, are we standing silently while these atrocities are taking place in these democratically-liberated lands?

By ELWOOD MCQUAID
October 31, 2011 00:23
Egyptian Christians protest

coptic christian protest 311. (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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