Hundreds of Coptic Christians took to downtown Nashville, Tenn., streets this week to protest the ongoing and escalating violence their faith is facing in Egypt.
Among their chants: “Obama, Obama don’t you care? Christian blood is everywhere,” The Tennessean reported. The demonstrators, waving Egyptian flags, also called for Americans to “pray for Egypt.” And signs abounded, with messages such as: “We are against Muslim Brotherhood.”
A woman who said she has lived in the United States for 16 years expressed fear for Christians who live in Egypt, and she said the Muslim Brotherhood is to blame for the 40-plus church burnings that have been reported in recent days.
“What is terrorism,” she said in The Tennesseean article, “but being afraid to go out of your house because someone will attack you.”
Other protesters expressed the hope that the Obama administration would take a strong stand and support the interim government — not the Muslim Brotherhood — in Egypt.