Monday, January 18, 2010


That's the best way I can think of to describe this op-ed piece in the Glib and Mewl wherein an Egyptian writer owns up to Muslim persecution of Copts (Christians and thus dhimmis, according to Islamic law), but then tries to wriggle out of it by blaming a recent massacre of Copts on Egypt's government (for failing to heed the sharia), "colonialism" and the Copts themselves; in other words, on everyone save for their sharia-motivated killers:
...Because of fear at the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood, the church has said it fully accepts the idea of President Hosni Mubarak's passing on the presidency to his son Gamal. This attitude, besides being incompatible with the great patriotic record of the church, does the greatest damage to the Copts because it implies they are working on behalf of the tyranny of the Egyptian regime against the rest of Egyptians.
Similarly, some diaspora Copts have apparently learned none of the lessons of history and have decided to throw all their weight behind foreign powers, which have always raised the slogan of protecting minorities as a pretext for their colonial ambitions. The diaspora Copts have demands, most of which are just, but unfortunately completely sectarian, in the sense that they want to solve the Copts' problems in isolation from the problems of the nation. The diaspora Copts are doing the opposite of what their illustrious ancestors did when they rejected proportional representation in 1923.

There's only one way to see the massacre at Naga Hammadi: Egyptian citizens were killed on a religious holiday as they were finishing their prayers. What killed them was a corrupt and despotic regime that subjugates Egyptians, plunders their wealth and drives them to despair, extremism and violence.
No, what killed them were murderous, fanatical Muslims, intent on making Allah's law the only law of the land--and the planet. For a truer picture of Christian persecution at the hands of Muslims (and no blaming of victims), click here.

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