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Muslim Mob Attacks Christians In Egypt

From those tireless defenders of the (Muslim) faith at the Associated Press:

Christian-Muslim clashes in Egypt kill 13

By Hamza Hendawi [sic], Associated Press
March 9, 2011

CAIRO – Clashes that broke out when a Muslim mob attacked thousands of Christians protesting against the burning of a Cairo church killed at least 13 people and wounded about 140, security and hospital officials said Wednesday.

The Muslims torched the church amid an escalation of tensions between the two religious groups over a love affair between a Muslim and a Christian that set off a violent feud between the couple’s families.

The officials said all 13 fatalities died of gunshot wounds

The Christian protesters on Tuesday blocked a vital highway, burning tires and pelting cars with rocks. An angry crowd of Muslims set upon the Christians and the two sides fought pitched battles for about four hours.

Naturally the AP suggests that it was those trouble-making Christians who started it.

Mubarak handed power to the military when he stepped down, but the military does not have enough troops to police every street in Cairo, a sprawling city of some 18 million people that, at the best of times, is chaotic.

Notice how eager the Associated Press is to make excuses for the Egyptian government here. The military doesn’t have enough troops to cover a giant and ongoing protest by thousands of Christians?

As if the Egyptian military has ever stopped Muslim attacks on Coptic Christians in the past.

Even before the uprising unleashed a torrent of discontent, tensions had been growing between Christians and Muslims in this country of 80 million.

On New Year’s Day, a suicide bombing outside a Coptic church in the port city of Alexandria killed 21 people, setting off days of protests. Barely a week later, an off-duty policeman boarded a train and shot dead a 71-year-old Christian man and wounding his wife and four others.

Egypt’s ruling generals have pledged last week to rebuild the torched church and the country’s new prime minister, Essam Sharaf, has met the protesters outside the TV building in downtown Cairo to reassure them that his interim government would not discriminate against them.

But the Christians were not appeased. At least 2,000 of them protested on the highway on Tuesday night and a separate crowd of several hundred has been camping out outside the TV building for days to voice their anger at what they perceive to be official discrimination against them.

There is no pleasing some people.

But, gosh, we never thought such discrimination would happen under the new government of the enlightened and secular Muslim Brotherhood.

How is NPR going to explain this away?

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, March 9th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

7 Responses to “Muslim Mob Attacks Christians In Egypt”

  1. Astravogel says:

    It’s really disgraceful when a common human
    emotion, LOVE, can get you and other folks
    killed. Perhaps these perps are not really of
    the human species.

    The number of people killed over faith-based
    differences greatly exceed anything the Nazi’s
    managed. Where’s Rodney King when we
    really need him?

    • Kytross says:

      “The number of people killed over faith-based
      differences greatly exceed anything the Nazi’s

      I respectfully disagree with this part of your statement on two points.

      1) The Nazis murdered 11 million people outside of war. Warfare is not murder. I don’t know what the numbers are of religions murdering people, but I know the numbers of people murdered by Christians in the Crusades and by the Conquistadors do not approach even 1 million people. If you combine all the people murdered by Christianity throughout history you won’t reach 1 million people.

      I am also unaware of any other ten year period where any religion (besides communism/atheism) slaughtered 11 million people. It’s hardly fair to compare the Nazi’s (one faith) 11 million murders in less then ten years to ALL other faiths murders over the course of at least 6,000 years.

      2) Nazis killed people because of their faith in Hitler and Socialism. It may not be a religion with a God, but the Nazi philosophy had all the attributes of a religion.

      Food for thought!

  2. tranquil.night says:

    An endless tale of murderers and martyrs.

  3. beautyofreason says:

    Do you know what gets me in a mood? The AP wrote an article about this story, when Coptic Christians gathered in Cairo to protest after their church was burned. The AP referred to the Christian’s plight as “perceived discrimination.”

    I’ll say that again. “Perceived.”

    When polls showed that over 60% of our country peacefully believed the placement of the mosque near ground zero was insensitive, a lot of articles came out to call us Islamophobic and prejudiced.

    The AP couldn’t even acknowledge that a mob of Muslims who burn down a church constitutes real discrimination.

  4. canary says:

    This is what Cairo Egypt muslims treatement of Christians they don’t want you to see. Thanks to a U.S. university in Cairo teaching UN’s agenda 21 (approx 600 cities & locals in U.S. are members)

    Christians are forced to recycle trash and try not to be murdered. They have hidden churches as in this video.
    Expect this in the U.S.


  5. canary says:

    Obama sending 700 million dollars to Cairo Egypt to remodel mosques which have extremist leaders.
    No wonder they are burning churches and Christians. .

    770 million dollars of U.S. taxpayers money going to Cairo Egypt to remodel mosques, while Cairo burns down Christian churches and slaughters Christians
    A former muslim and author said extremist muslims own the mosques. An e-mail response from U.S. agency explained it was to improve our relations with muslim extremists. A former muslim and author said the leaders of these mosques are extremist muslims. Money going for computers & interent.
    WSBTV.com channel 2


  6. Astravogel says:

    “Warfare is not murder” Really? Interesting
    food for thought. I’m having trouble digesting
    that one. Mark Twain’s “War Prayer” might
    be interesting reading. It was published after
    his death, by his own request. Nowhere in
    my comment did I mention religion, by the
    way. Always interesting posts and diverse

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