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Christians United for Israel Condemns Attacks on Egypt’s Churches

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Pope Tawadros II, the head of Egypt's Coptic church. Photo: Dragan TATIC via Wikimedia Commons. Christians United for Israel (CUFI), the largest pro-Israel organization in the U.S., condemned the recent attacks on Christianity in Egypt and urged the U.S. government to do more to aid Christians there.

“Events in Egypt this week highlight yet again the tragedy facing the Christians of the Middle East. Once again, Christians are being targeted for murder. Once again Christian schools, businesses and churches are being attacked.  And once again, the world is largely silent,” David Brog, executive director of CUFI, said in a statement.

Brog added, “This is a modern pogrom. The silence must end. The United States must lead. We must make it clear to the Egyptian government, the Muslim Brotherhood and the world that we will not ignore this tragedy.  An important first step must be the immediate passage of H.R. 301, which would ensure that a top administration official will be focused on this issue at all times.”

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House Resolution 301 is a bill introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives in January that calls for the U.S. to establish a special envoy to promote religious freedom.

Since Aug. 14, when the Egyptian military cleared two pro-Morsi encampments in Cairo, Islamic terrorists have targeted dozens of Christian churches, schools, businesses, and homes. At least two Christians have also been killed in the violence.

CUFI is the largest pro-Israel organization in the U.S. with more than 1.2 million members. More than 5,000 pro-Israel Christians attended its annual summit in Washington, D.C. earlier this summer.

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