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Mohammed Morsi
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Millions of Egyptians have been protesting on the streets of Tahrir Square in Egypt, demanding that Islamist President Mohammed Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood government step down. They are angered over his increasingly clear Islamist agenda and economic mismanagement. Morsi had warned that he would use the military against the crowds to restore order if he was threatened. However, the military turned against Morsi on July 3rd, suspending the constitution and removing Morsi from power. The military leadership is promising new elections soon.

A major problem under the Muslim Brotherhood government of Morsi had been the imposition of Sharia law, resulting in an increasingly hostile environment for Christians over the past year. For more about this situation, click here.

Please take a moment to pray fervently for Egypt. Ask the Lord to bring about democracy so that the Christians, secularists and moderate Muslims can live in safety and peace within their communities. May there be an end to the bloodshed and suffering of innocent people, including the abduction of Christian girls for the purpose of forceful marriage and conversion. "The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles"
(Psalm 34:17).