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< Holy Land - Naomi Campbell
May 23, 2012 12:22
Category: Religious News

Egyptian Christians

 CAIRO (AP) - Egyptian Christians, like their countrymen, are
savoring the prospect of having their voices heard as the country
begins voting Wednesday for a new president, the first since the
ouster last year of longtime leader Hosni Mubarak.
     The overwhelming concern for many of them is to stop any
Islamist candidate from winning. Many Egyptian Christians are
worried that if the fundamentalist Muslim Brotherhood candidate
wins and moves to implement Islamic law, they will suffer greater
discrimination.
     As a result, many are turning to the most anti-Islamist
candidate on the slate of 13 hopefuls - Ahmed Shafiq, a former air
force commander who was Mubarak's last prime minister.
     Many Egyptian Christians are impoverished residents of Cairo's
Garbage City. For generations, they have collected the garbage from
the city of nearly 20 million; they sort it and then recycle and
sell what they can.