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Well -- -- outcry calling attention to the ongoing persecution of Christians in Egypt.
We've been tracking reports for months about the targeting of Christian churches businesses and individuals there.
-- Amnesty International calling for an end to the violence and demanding.
That Egyptian president and leader of the Muslim Brotherhood Mohamed Morsi.
Step up and take action to protect the Christians living in -- of their -- -- Coptic Christians.
They make up the largest religious minority group.
In that country.
Joining -- now to discuss that Ralph Peters he's author of the book Keller Richmond and also a Fox News strategic analyst.
And Judith Miller is a Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter author and Fox News contributor and she has just returned.
From a trip to trip to Egypt got back on Friday so thank you both so much for being here.
Now this I want to start with this because this made the wires yesterday but we were not able to independently confirm this reporting by a -- quote mideast Christian news.
That claimed that Islamic hardliners had stormed a mosque in suburban Cairo and turned it into we torture chamber.
-- -- we just can't confirm whether that is true or it's not true but what we do know is true is that there's a history in this country.
In Egypt of anti Christian sentiment and so far.
Mohamed -- was supposed to be you know the head of -- new era in Egypt has done very little to stop -- Absolutely -- I can't confirm that individual report either.
I think the thing to keep in mind.
Is that Christians are particularly vulnerable to the overall.
Situation in Cairo which is one of enormous instability.
The problem for president -- is that his police won't turn out.
No one will provide security and therefore the most vulnerable groups such as Christians and women who -- on accompanied.
Are particularly subject to violence and vigilante attacks.
So yes Christians are taking the brunt of the general insecurity.
But the real problem for Egypt right now it's a lack of security.
That is what the -- -- in as the international is pointing to Ralph they're saying that.
Tensions are back on the rise again and it's ever been great for Christians in Egypt but they're saying tensions are back on the rise again.
And they're saying that in this one district where there was that there was a question about whether a Muslim woman who had been.
Who's being hidden by Christians maybe she wanted to convert and all these people were shouting let the Christians die from fear today your sister tomorrow your wife and so line.
And and businesses were shut down Christian businesses and so on.
All he spoke to wanted to go complain say that this is -- why are we having to live this way these Christians were told.
Don't complain we're not even gonna write down your report said the police and told the complaints will only serve to ignite the tensions further you -- just learn to deal with it.
Christians are being driven out all across Middle East.
It's not just Egypt in Iraq -- the world looked away two thirds of a million and a half Christians were driven out.
They're going to be prosecuted in Syria they've been driven out of the Palestinian territories.
And now you see it in Egypt.
And I'm sure Judy Miller was one of our great journalists when -- in Cairo went to the Coptic quarter.
But the Christians live it's -- shabby -- They were always third class not second class third class citizens and obviously this -- if the Muslim Brotherhood.
The most powerful force after the military in today's he just wanted to crack down on the persecution of Christians they can do it.
But they're letting this a law office and other extremists do the dirty work for them because they're cream to his and and that is of religious cleansing -- -- pure Islamic Middle East.
-- we saw in in 2011.
The clashes that -- tanks literally running down Christians in the streets in Egypt and here we are now 2013 Judy and you say the real fear.
Even today is of the future what -- what -- Mohamed Morsi do what -- the Muslim Brotherhood do.
If they continue to consolidate power in that country.
Well that's the real concern and weirdly enough -- all -- that I spoke to are blaming the United States for quote supporting the Muslim Brotherhood.
Many many people secular.
Women who have fought for rights Christians.
Any kind of minority group is now concerned.
About what a perpetuation.
Of the Muslim Brotherhood rule would mean for Egypt now if there is another election.
Things are so bad now in the Muslim Brotherhood has proven itself so incompetent to govern Egypt that there's hope.
That this pathetic secular liberal opposition could get its act together and pose a real.
Opposition to the brotherhood but so far it hasn't happened and so egyptians are -- worried that.
Now we've seen what the brotherhood can do we don't want them egyptians don't want them but they don't know if they can get rid of them through elections right now it's a terribly differ.
-- such an out and having said that they would not seek the presidency the Muslim brotherhood of course did seek it won it and now the hot and worst he has said publicly.
Bit this Egypt can never be presided over by forget a woman.
But a non Muslim announced that she could never never never any reaffirm that in the near times in Gaza temperature -- -- -- Yes and yet.
The Obama administration.
Supports hit it by supporting -- supports Muslim Brotherhood.
And I think Megan are two problems here one you know I've discussed in the past the Obama administration's not really interested in foreign policy just wants quiet.
What stability and really.
They've listened to the voices here in our country saying the Muslim Brotherhood are good guys and they're not Ralph Judy thank you so much thank you make it.
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