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The Rubbish People of Egypt

A dark side to Egypt that the authorities don't want foreigners to see: a secretive society of tens of thousands of people literally living in rubbish in a Cairo ghetto overrun by rats and disease. Filmed inside the ghetto where they live with garbage stacked to the roofs of their multi-storey homes, they recycle the rubbish by hand. It's a sight rarely seen by outsiders. This group is unique for another reason. They're part of Muslim Egypt's Christian minority; a community claiming to be besieged by persecution, extremism and a creeping Islamisation in Egypt's security services. This video highlights one the most sensitive issues faced by some of those in Egypt - their decision to convert to Christianity - decision that some Muslims believe should be punishable by death under a strict interpretation of Islamic sharia religious law.

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Added: Apr-7-2008 
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Tags: Christians, Church, Egypt, persecution, terror, Islam, Muslim, Muslims, sharia, rubbish, trash, recycle, documentary
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  • Slums ... its far worse in India.
    Never the less a truth remains.
    How bad does it have to be to prefer living with garbage over persecution and abuse?
    What stereotypical stigma do the Arabs place on them for doing so?
    I'm left with the notion that Muslims fear being treated as they already do treat Christans.
    What else do they have to compare it to? The Koran?

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  • Amazing documentary. Thanks for the post.

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  • guess they ought carry signs like the muslims do in england and denmark?

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  • Obviously, allah in his infinite wisdom and compassion commands it.

    Or it's the joooos fault. Things just haven't been the same since they up and left.

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  • This doesnt happen just in egypt either...

    Almost anywhere you find a muslim controlled government you find trash cities and a mass divide between rich and poor.

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  • fascinating post,,,thanx.

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  • Bushwack: "The same dictatorship that applies on Egyptian Muslims also applies on the Egyptian Christians. You can't be anti-dictatorship in Egypt, thanks to the continues support by the Western governments. "
    True and All dictatorship in the Muslim world are the enemy of the ppl.

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  • Yukkione: "Amazing documentary. Thanks for the post."
    u and the dictatorship are the enemy of the ppl is nothing Amazing.

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  • And why didnt you visit the GOLD trading area , they are all christians as well , and a lot of my dear friends and colleages are christians and they are respectful people , so everyone choose his disteny whethere a muslim or christian

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  • Did anybody force them to do that , they actually chose garbage 1000 years ago , if you hate this to them , bring them a US VISA and take them to the states ,and hahaha the muslim prayer calling in the backgroundfrom a very nearby mosque ,hahaha what an illetrate hollow movie

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    • How can you say or think this?

      This documentary gives a great view on how a group of Christians live in Egypt. A view that the government is trying to not get out. In that way the documentary gets political. The rest of the political side of the documentary is the Christians complaining about the restraints they got from the government for having their Christian believes.

      Great documentary, one of the best I've seen of Liveleak.

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  • you need to repost this , as i am truly courious as to what has happend too them ,, and why is it ok to build a mosiac in ny , and yet they cant build a church there , , U think when they allow that to happen they should not be allowed to , please repost this ,

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  • this is what they are doing in the USA , and other countries , its time to ban the muslim religion , or we could be here if were are not here already , screw the muslims ,

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  • this was 2008 wow , can you even think they are still alive ??

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  • this poor man and woman , wow all in the name of alla , fuck this religion , and may they all burn in hell

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  • id like to piss on the karon , and burn it and put it in a pig pen where it belongs , ,

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