Watch the new episode of TheBlaze TV’s For the Record tonight at 8 p.m. ET.
Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood is behind a war against Christians. Islamist leaders are inciting violence that has neighbors fighting neighbors and Christians running for their lives.
The details from inside Egypt are documented in tonight’s episode of TheBlaze TV’s For The Record (8 p.m. ET), which shows viewers how the Egyptian revolution looks through the eyes of its people. The documentary delves deep into Egypt’s internal war from its onset, with gripping first-hand accounts of the bloodshed on the streets. Egyptians tell the story in their own words of how the growing religious divide has left their Coptic Christian community fighting for survival and fleeing the nation.
“They killed many people, I saw half bodies, arms when I tried to hide from them, it was darkness,” an Egyptian Christian told For The Record. He spoke of the rising violence against the Egyptian Christian community and spoke on condition of anonymity out of fear for his life. “I saw two or three snipers with the lasers from their guns.”
In the past several weeks, the growing unrest has lead to the death of nearly a 1000 people. More than 60 Coptic Christian churches and numerous archaeological treasures have been completely destroyed or damaged by Islamists.
And over the past year more than 100,000 Christians have fled Egypt with their families, leaving everything they know behind.
“Before the revolution it was really a disaster – we were persecuted, we’re Christians and we were afraid to go anywhere,” an Egyptian Christian woman told For The Record. “But after the revolution it became worse.”
Barbara Ibrahim, the founding director of the John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement at the American University in Cairo, told TheBlaze the people of Egypt are stunned at the lack of response from the west against the violent purging of the Christian community.
“Egyptians are very perplexed that when over 60 Egyptian churches have been burned, archaeological sites have been plundered – they wonder why the West has been so quiet,” Ibrahim said. “Why hasn’t the West, the administration said anything about these terrorist actions or very little.”
The crisis against Christians is not endemic to Egypt.
For The Record also takes a in-depth look at how the religious war is spreading throughout the Muslim world. What was known several years ago as the Arab Spring, touted by the U.S. administration as a turning point for democracy in Muslim nations, is transforming into a regional religious war with Islamists vying for power and attacks against Christians and Islamic secularists increasing to violence not seen since the 14th century, Middle East analysts and intelligence experts told TheBlaze.
“Continued violence in the Middle East has consistently been seen by the West as short-sighted grabs for power but what the West has not recognized is the end result that the Islamists have touted all along – that being a Caliphate state,” said one western official who has worked in the region for nearly 20 years. “To Islamists, Christians and secularists are one more obstruction to their real end state and being able to remove them under the guise of a regional power struggle is merely a bonus.”
For more: Watch For The Record tonight 8 p.m. EST on TheBlaze TV. (If you’re not a subscriber, you can instantly activate a free trial to watch tonight’s show.)