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While the American president uses tax dollars to rebuild mosques overseas, the Egyptian president vows to rebuild churches in Egypt destroyed by jihadists

At Christmas mass, Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi asked Christians to ‘please accept our apologies’ for their persecution and pledged to have every single church fixed within one year. In 2013, after the overthrow of President Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood, Time Magazine designated Al-Sisi the ‘most important man in the world.’

 Clarion Project (h/t Robert S) For the second time, Egyptian President Al-Sisi attended a Coptic Christmas mass — a strong symbolic move that he was the first head of state to make. This year, he asked the Christians to “please accept our apologies” for their persecution and the length of time it has taken to rebuild churches attacked by Islamists. He pledged to have every single one fixed within one year.


Al-Sisi attended the mass with the Coptic Pope and told the country to accept diversity as part of Allah‘s creation “God [Allah] has created us different … in religion, manner, color, language, habit, tradition … and no one can make us the all same,” he said to an applause.

In the days before the Christmas mass, Al-Sisi used the holiday of the Prophet Mohammed’s birthday to criticize Islamic religious authorities, challenging them to send Christmas wishes to Christians and to preach that no one should be harmed for their choice of religion. It was a direct shot at the Islamist teachings that Muslims who leave the faith should be executed for apostasy.

“In our schools, institutes and universities, do


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