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The rampant persecution of Christians in Egypt by radical Islamists is devastatingly undeniable—nuns paraded through the streets, churches burned to the ground, Christians being murdered.

Yet the White House has thus far been nearly silent. Then yesterday, the White House was directly asked about this disturbing situation: “With people being killed, Christians in particular being targeted, churches being destroyed, what’s the President’s red line in Egypt?”

The White House’s official response was, “Well, I didn’t bring my red pen out with me today.”

The room was silent—not a chuckle from a single journalist in the White House briefing room. Dead silence.

But where is the outrage? Imagine if the White House had made a joke about violence in our schools. Yet Egypt’s Christian children are dying.

Christian persecution is no joke.

Take a stand. Sign the petition to defend Egypt’s Christians today.

Matthew Clark is associate counsel for government affairs and media advocacy with the American Center for Law and Justice. A lifelong citizen of the Commonwealth of Virginia, he lives with his wife and three boys in northern Virginia. Follow Matthew Clark @MatthewClark.

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