Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Egyptian Muslims Set Fire to Coptic Church

Terry Jones burns a Qur'an, and the whole world goes into an uproar. Muslims burn a church (in strict accordance with Sharia), and no one seems to care. Islam demands a privileged status, and we're certainly giving it the status it demands.

Aswan Province--Egypt is back to “business as usual” with the Islamic majority harassing and attacking its Christian minority.

A group of Muslims burnt down part of a church Friday – the Islamic Sabbath – in the village of Marinab, according to a report published in the daily Al Masry Al Youm. The village, situated close to the town of Edfu in the Aswan Governorate, is located some 800 kilometers south of Cairo.

Security sources said Muslims rampaged through the village in what appeared to be a pogrom, clashing with the Christian residents and destroying their shops. Central Security Forces cordoned off the village “to control the clashes,” according to the newspaper report.

Christian websites reported in September that a group of Salafi Islamists had threatened the Christians, warning them not to leave their homes in the village unless they first removed the church dome. Saint George's Church had been restored earlier in the month, according to the report.

A gang of Salafi Muslims boasted to a victim they were torturing in March, “We won't leave any Christians in this country,” according to a report published several months ago in the Wall Street Journal. The attackers were never arrested.

The phenomenon of Muslims attacking Coptic Christians in Egypt is not new. But during the Tahrir Square Revolution that unseated former President Hosni Mubarak in February, protesters claimed the “new order” would bring peace and equality between the country's majority and minority populations.

But although intentions may have been positive among the organizers, the rank and file have since returned to their roots.

Since the revolution, there have been numerous murders by Muslims visited upon the Coptic Christian community, which comprises about 10 percent of the 83 million-strong Egyptian population. (Source)


Cristo Te Ama said...

If Muhammad were alive he would rejoice for that.. "peace religion", i think Muslims need to define "peace" first so we may understand their reasoning.!

taomeano said...

"Egypt is back to “business as usual” with the Islamic majority harassing and attacking its Christian minority"

Hello Kim
What do you have to say about the above headline ? Is this the religion you are so devoted to? A religion that espouses violence and hatred for non-moslems? Christianity teaches we should love all people and Islam teaches you should hate non-moslems. Christianity and Islam do not serve the same God.

I encourage you to leave Islam and give your life to Jesus Christ. Kim I am not asking you to join a religion, I am asking you to begin to cultivate a personal relationship with JESUS CHRIST.

GreekAsianPanda said...

The village this church was in was blockaded a month or so ago by Salafis angry over the renovations (including the dome mentioned in the article). The Copts couldn't buy food because they couldn't get out, and the police had to escort a couple of Copts so that they could go buy food for the villagers. So basically, the Salafis were trying to starve the Copts into submission because of a dome.

Unbelievably, the governor of Aswan actually said that the Copts were to blame just as much as the Muslims who attacked their church because they weren't following the guidelines for church-building correctly. Talk about blaming the victim. Sheesh.

I've heard of this incident from Assyrian International News Agency and English Al-Masry Al-Youm, but haven't seen anything yet from popular, mainstream American news sites like the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, and the news aggregator Yahoo! News. There's nothing on English Al-Jazeera, either. What I am seeing from these sites is news about the recent arsonist attack on a mosque in Israel, with radical Jews as the culprits. Maybe they'll get around to writing about this attack against the Copts tomorrow or the next day, but if they don't, that would be a little odd. I'm not really one to whine about "media bias," but I just think this is kind of dumb.

Foolster41 said...

"but if they don't, that would be a little odd. I'm not really one to whine about "media bias," but I just think this is kind of dumb."
No it wouldn't be odd, it's be a normal news day. They do this all the time.

Nazam said...

Iran denies death penalty for convert


goethechosemercy said...

The religion of peace moves closer to completing its genocide.
Every day, in every way, I'm feeling deader and deader.
Islam is profane.
Mohammed is a false prophet.
Allah is a spirit of the world-- buried in nature-- the destroyer, not the creator.

Obfuscated One said...

I read an amazing article that discussed the undeniable connection between the Koran's teachings and the occult. In fact, Afshin Javid details this information in his book, having been a former devout muslim to whom Christ appeared in a profound moment thereby leading to his conversion to Christianity. The article also includes excerpts from Afshin's book on this subject and, I must add, placed even greater concern and emphasis on why non-muslims should be vary wary of this occult religion.

The article can be found here: www.SpiritDaily.org/islamanddangers.htm

EXCERPT: "My contact with the Jinn occurred as a direct result of meditation in the scriptures of the Koran. To be more specific, in the Koran there are certain Surahs which begin with sets of Arabic letters having no apparent meaning. These are referred to as the 'Secrets' or the 'Mysterious Letters' of the Koran. I had begun meditative chanting of the Secrets of the Koran some time earlier, and by this means I had developed frequent communication with the Jinn. I had learned the practice of calling on them in order to make things happen -- either for a favor for me or a friend, or payback to an enemy for wrong done to me."

minoria said...

It is good to hear from Nazam again.

Hello Curly,

You asked about a resume of the arguments of Farhan when he was a Muslim.I remember the following:

In a debate about if Muhammad was a prophet he stated:

1.Every time period had a particular way of accepting things.

2.In the time of Jesus it was miracles

3.But in the time of Muhammad and in Arabia it was literary excellence,that was the Koran.

4.That every language has a culminating point from which everything after that is inferior.So Shakespeare is the highest point in English literature,after that nothing as good,the same for Arabic with the Koran.


I said Shabir Ally had said 4-5 scholars say it was a HUMAN and not the HOLY SPIRIT.But those SAME guys say it was invented by the people of the Johannine school,who invented the gospel of John.


I am sure Shabir knows this,the reasons why it is considered an INVENTED,the idea of the Paraclete as a human,is because:

1.Such an idea appears nowhere in the Synoptics or in the rest of the NT

2.Nowhere in the Gnostic or Ebionite writings

3.Nowhere by Christian or other writers of Antiquity.

4.Or if you find it it is ALWAYS based on JOHN,never anywhere else.

For example:

The founder of MANICHEISM was called MANI and HE said he was the PARACLETE,he based it on John.


Using the HISTORICAL METHOD the IDEA of the PARACLETE as a HUMAN is NOT from the HISTORICAL Jesus.Shabir Ally knows this and he does NOT tell his MUSLIM followers,he is tricking them.

GreekAsianPanda said...


Well, I wouldn't go so far as to say that. The media can't get around to every single event that happens. I just thought it was weird that a spotlight was shone on the mosque-burning in Israel while the starvation of a Coptic village and the burning of their church was largely neglected. Maybe it's the difference in location of the two events, like Israel is more relevent to the West than Egypt?

GreekAsianPanda said...

Associated Press finally wrote about it!

My faith in the media has been restored!

New Coupon Codes said...

If you would like to sign the petition to cut off Egyptian aid ($1.3B annually) from the United States unless Egypt brings the killers to justice, follow this link to WhiteHouse.gov (http://ow.ly/71FDe).