The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom recently said: “The flight of Christians out of the region is unprecedented and it’s increasing year by year.” In our lifetime alone “Christians might disappear altogether from Iraq, Afghanistan, and Egypt.”
So there is a belief that Christianity could be wiped out from Afghanistan, Iraq and Egypt within the next few decades. As for Afghanistan and Iraq, I can see why Christians (and others for that matter) have left such places - they are war-torn and offer little security.
Fox News should stop portraying the new regime in Egypt as savages and should recognise that the Byzantine Christians persecuted the Egyptian Coptic Christians so much so that when the Muslims overtook the Byzantines in Egypt in the 7th century the Copts saw it as a relief:
Amr ibn al-Aas had been continuing his campaign in
The garrison of
In 642, Amr ibn al-Aas built a mosque , which bears his name and still in use , to the north of the
Taken from: A Chronology of Islamic History 570-1000 CE, Ta-Ha Publishers, 4th Edition p.72-73