“Two Saints” Pastor: We Voted for MB, and We Find Them the Most Understanding and Tolerant

“Two Saints” Pastor: We Voted for MB, and We Find Them the Most Understanding and Tolerant
In an interview with Al-Ahram newspaper, today, Father Maqar Fawzi, Pastor of the "Two Saints" church in Alexandria, pointed out that Copts in Alexandria voted for candidates of the of Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), particularly in the runoff phase, and said: "We find the Muslim Brotherhood the most understanding and tolerant. We disagree with them, on certain issues, but we agree on a lot, especially on ways to resolve various issues. So, we gave them our votes in the belief that they are capable of solving problems."


 
Fawzi explained that the ascendance of Islamists was normal, since Muslims represent the majority of the country’s population, adding that this is the generally quite reassuring, pointing out that Christians have been living under Islamic rule for thousands of years now, so there’s nothing new about them living or co-existing with Muslims.


 
Fawzi expected moderate Islamists to deal with Islamic extremists if those did not change and modify their radical ideas, stressing that Muslims can defend Coptic issues in the People’s Assembly more powerfully than Copts defending the same issues.