May God bless Christians everywhere, particularly in that part of the world, as our gov't backs muslim extremists in country after country, from Serbia to Iraq, to Egypt and Libya, and now as we step slowly into Syria.
Coptic Christians, one of the oldest Christian churches, have been protected under the former "strong man" gov't, as were all other denominations. Every was mistreated equally, if you will.
Muslims look at Christians as infidels and throughout their history, they have tried to exterminate us. I give you the Battle of LePanto, and battles in Poland and Austria, for example, where the Blessed Mother intervened on behalf of Christians.
I'm making my intention now to offer today's Mass on their behalf. I'm attending a wonderful Catholic Parish, St Anne's, in Ashland Va, while visiting my youngest son and his family.
Happy Orthodox Easter (today, May 5) to all.... and may God bless and save us.