To be honest we, Arab Christians, did the same, because the "leaders" of the Spring, if there were any leaders" did not spell out clearly the aims of the Arab Spring. Also, the Spring from the beginning avoided being identified with liberlaism or civil democratic society. What we were seeing demostrations coming out of mosques only. The only demostrations that came out from churches were in Egypt and in protest to discrimination against the Coptic minority. If you do not allow me to participate it meas you do not want me to share the dividens of the revolution.
Abbas: West Bank arson is a 'crime against humanity', vows to petition ICC (Haaretz)
from the article: The Arab Spring and Israel’s winter hibernation