Egyptians and Islamic Community in East TN Concerned

Reported by: James Mahon
Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 8/20/2013 6:30 pm
CHATTANOOGA, TN, (WDEF)-Cairo is divided. Protests raged throughout the night and for Chattanooga based Egyptian Nasr the worry goes on.

"Is like ten times more than people think, killing, torture, burning, missing"

After protesting outside CNN last weekend Nasr says Western media is only talking in the hundreds when thousands are dead in his hometown.

"Islamic brotherhood no way, this Egyptian people fighting for freedom, these protest will continue until we have democracy and freedom"

At the Islamic  center and Anoor Academy on Gun Barrel Road, locals are praying for those who are injured, concerned and hurt in Egypt right now.

Bassam Issa,"And we pray every day individually and in a group on fridays every week for the people of Egypt to get together, mitigate their differences and get back on track"

Professor Lisa Clark Diller of Southern Adventist University says this issue is more about politics than faith.

"When that transitions to representative democracy that's a tricky thing for a government for a military to step back and allow representative democracy to make the decision"

No one we spoke to today believes the Egyptian Conflict will be resolved quickly.

For exchange students and North Africans here in East Tennessee, 6000 miles from home, the wait and suffering goes on.

Lee University added that they have students who were planning to go on exchange to Egypt who have had to cancel at the last minute.

Share
0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

No comments yet!
Featured Partners
www.eastridgeretirementcenter.com
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.