An Egyptian Christian leader has criticized President Obama and his administration for ignoring the persecution of Christians at the hands of the Muslim Brotherhood.
CBNNews.com reported Wednesday that Father Rafic Greiche, chief spokesman for the Catholic Church in Egypt, rebuked Obama for his failure to speak out against the worst violence against Christians in Egypt in nearly 700 years.
“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 said. “He did not speak loud for this and shame on him if he is a Christian that he does not speak out loud.”
“The spokesman of the White House who… was asked ‘What is the red line for the Christians in Egypt?’ he mocked and said, ‘I didn’t bring my red pen,'” he noted. “So I think it was a mockery and not at its place and really shame on him also.”
Over 60 churches, Christian businesses, and institutions have been attacked, torched, and looted by members of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of Egypt’s ousted president Mohamed Morsi.
“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.”
“This must absolutely be made clear: the Muslim Brothers are terrorists and are tied to groups belonging to al Qaeda 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.”