For the past week, Glenn has passionately been trying to raise awareness of the atrocities occurring in Egypt to the Christians by the Muslim Brotherhood. Countless churches attacked, burned, and destroyed; priests arrested or attacked, women and children raped or kidnapped — yet the media remains relatively silent. But with Glenn’s audience is awake and informed to the truth on the ground in Egypt, what else could be done to raise awareness?
Last night, it was clear that the situation in Egypt was weighing heavy on Glenn’s heart.
Tonight I pray for the Lord to wake the west and all Christians to the plight of those coptics in Egypt. slaughtered By the Muslim Brothhd
— Glenn Beck (@glennbeck) August 22, 2013
It was also clear that the rest of the media isn’t interested.
— Dana Reese (@DeAnA5021) August 22, 2013
This is why Glenn started his own news and information network. TheBlaze is going to bring you the truth without an agenda. But this message needs to expand past Glenn’s audience — he knows that if the American people know the truth, if they see it, they will rally behind the persecuted. So Glenn decided to start spreading the message by invoking the power of social media to spread a message of support and strength.
— Glenn Beck (@glennbeck) August 22, 2013
“Now, this seems like such a stupid thing to ask you to do at this point, but it’s got to start someplace,” Glenn stated. “We’ve just, we’ve put a new filter on my Facebook page and on Twitter, and just like they tried to do with the Iranians that we abandoned when they tried to stand up for freedom, at least it brought attention. We are the people that, once you see the pictures of the starving people in Ethiopia, we do something about it. Please help people see what’s going on. I still believe that when people see what’s going on, their hearts will be softened and they will change and they will stand.” Glenn hope is that the campaign will wake up men and women of faith in and outside of his audience. This isn’t about one message coming from one person, it’s about standing up for the truth and freedom. “The hour grows late. I don’t care who you voted for. But the hour grows late,” he continued, encouraging his audience to go to Facebook and Twitter to install the filter on their profile pictures. “It says, #IamCoptic. Please help get the word out,” Glenn urged. The message quickly grew. Glenn’s twitter timeline quickly became filled with people using the #IamCoptic filter and hashtag.
— ohiopatriot (@JamesAnjanette) August 22, 2013
— ConsrvativGingrGrl (@FbrLifeYarnwks) August 22, 2013
Stand for those who have no others to stand with them. Let the Copts know they are NOT ALONE. We stand with you. #IAmCoptic
— Rosie in Houston (@puertotexan) August 22, 2013
— Mariam Tadros (@mazmariam) August 22, 2013
The message spread beyond the Christian community, and in some cases, beyond the religious community.
I may be an Atheist, but today #iamcoptic
— Chuck Jackson (@C_R_Jackson) August 22, 2013
Glenn knows for more people to wake up and stand up it’s going to take more than Twitter. It’s going to take the religious leaders and churches around the country to stand with these Christians and speak out.
But more than that, people have to get informed about what’s happening. One thing Glenn strongly encouraged his audience to do is watch tonight’s episode of For The Record on TheBlaze TV. Half of the show takes you inside Egypt and talks to Christians who have been and are targets of the violence coming from the Muslim Brotherhood.
Glenn encouraged the audience to watch this with friends and family — watch is with your church. Share the information: tweet about it and Facebook it.
But will it do anything? Stu wasn’t so sure.
“You’ve mentioned a lot of things here in the last couple of breaks. You’ve talked about linking arms, you’ve talked about working together, you’ve talked about praying, you’ve talked about informing yourself. You know, watching For the Record certainly makes sense. You talked about spreading the word, and all those things are completely legitimate and valuable, but wouldn’t you know, the Twitter thing, you go to your Twitter account, you can put it — those are all ways to spread the word. But I mean, I don’t know how any of that stops this,” Stu questioned, “and, you know, these Coptic Christians are still the victims here. They are still dying in these scenarios. The churches are still burning down.”
“Gandhi is the solution,” Glenn shot back, noting that Gandhi would have made progress a lot faster if he had Twitter.
“Here’s the thing: We lose if we lose our compassion — if we lose our heart,” Glenn explained. “That’s what’s made us Americans. That when we see real true injustice.”
Glenn went on to explain that this is why all of the false cries of “Civil Rights” movements lately are so bad. They are numbing Americans to seeing true injustice.
“You’re deaf to them now,” he noted. “If somebody says this is a civil rights case; you are deaf to them. You don’t listen anymore.”
“It’s just become a political bomb,” Stu added.
“Correct,” Glenn responded. “You say genocide, you say, you know, ethnic cleansing. You don’t listen to it anymore. Just go back to Ethiopia. When we saw the pictures, Americans responded. When we saw the pictures and we understood apartheid, America responded. The West responded. What stopped apartheid? The Muslim nations? Russia? China? What stopped apartheid? The West. How did they do it? With guns? Nope. We cared. We cared.”
Glenn explained that our political divisions are becoming so extreme that Americans won’t come together to stand against obvious evils because they simply don’t want to associate with people they disagree with.
“People in congress, people in churches, believe me, if our churches come together, if we stand together, if we say we are immovable, if America could just in Twitter and Facebook “#IamCoptic,” if that would spread over the entire world, believe me, things begin to change,” Glenn continued. “I’m not asking for military. I’m asking for people just to care. That’s the first step: Just care about this. Just care. And if you don’t stand up for the Coptics, they will come for you. If you don’t care about the Coptics, will you care about what’s left of the Christians in Europe when it goes there? Will you care then? And do you have any chance of stopping anything then? Because you’ll lose Europe. You start killing the Christians; the next thing they do is they kill the Jews. And the media will care about that, but they’ll say that the Jews are gassing or killing or whatever the Palestinians, and they will ramp the rest of the world up.”
Join Glenn’s effort to support Christians in Egypt with the #IamCoptic campaign HERE.
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