Gingrich On Protecting Coptic Christians

November 30, 2011 - 9:38 AM
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House Speaker Newt Gingrich responded to a question about Egypt. “Candidly, the degree to which the Arab spring may become an anti-Christian spring is something which bothers me a great deal,” he replied. “And I would certainly have the State Department intervening on behalf of the Coptic Christians, who are being persecuted under the new system, having their churches burned, having people killed. And I’d be pretty insistent that we are not going to be supportive of a regime which is explicitly hostile to religions other than Islam.”