With the health of current Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in question, Pope Shenouda voiced his support for Mubarak’s son, Gamal Mubarak.
Gamal Mubarak is considered to be the front-runner to succeed Hosni Mubarak as President. During Gamal Mubarak’s time in the political spotlight, he has supported his father in oppressing the Coptic Christians of Egypt. He has supported the raping and kidnapping of Coptic women, the economic strangulation placed upon the Copts, the killing of all pigs, numerous massacres against the Coptic population, the destruction of hundreds of churches, and hundreds of raids on Coptic villages. How can Shenouda, the “supposed” leader of the Copts, support this murderer?
Shenouda’s comments, however, are nothing new to the Coptic community. He has recently asked the Copts to cancel the protest against President Mubarak on August 18, 2009 and asked them to “welcome” Mubarak.
“Benedict” Shenouda’s support for Gamal Mubarak is entirely against the interest of the Copts; he is showing support for the murder and raping of the Coptic people. His treachery has jeopardized the Copts for too long and must be stopped now.
Source(s): Los Angeles Times