Christians Under Genocidal Attack Throughout The Muslim World
December 4, 2010
Historically, especially early in the 20th century, Egypt had the deserved reputation of being perhaps the most religiously cosmopolitan nation under the Islamic banner. Cooperation between different faiths was common, with Jews having positions of power in the Egyptian government. All of that changed after the creation of the Muslim Brotherhood in 1928 by Hasan al-Banna, an event which would profoundly change the Muslim world, setting it once again on the path of religious warfare, jihad. 1
The presence of Muslim on Christian violence in that country now is so commonplace that unless a particular act of intolerance rises above its already pervasive presence in the society it simply isn't deemed to be news.
This is exactly what happened last week in Cairo, where a violent clash between Christian Copts and Islamists resulted in at least one death and over 150 arrests. The deadly protest was precipitated by police stopping the construction of a Coptic church, claiming that the voluminous amount of government paperwork required to build or even renovate churches hadn't been completed.
The situation is far more violent In Iraq. On October 31, 58 Catholics at Our Lady of Salvation parish in Baghdad were slaughtered in a suicide bomb attack. Government security forces sifting through the carnage found 5 passports among the remains of the bombers, 3 from Egypt and 2 from Yemen. [see, Ernesto Londono, Survivors describe deadly attack on Baghdad church, Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/11/01/AR2010110104420.html]
In the totalitarian Islamic theocracy of Saudi Arabia, the fatherland of Wahhabism, Bibles are subject to confiscation during customs checks and any type of non-Muslim proselytizing will find the offender having to deal with the harsh reality of the Committee to Promote Virtue and Prevent Vice [the Mutawwa'in, or religious police].
In Malaysia, at least 9 churches were attacked in early January of this year, over a dispute over what Malay name for God should be used in worship services. [see, Malaysian Churches Firebombed As "Allah" Row Escalates, http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8447450.stm]
Under the siege of this genocidal persecution, Christians are vacating the Middle East, some going to Jordan, all in hopes of immigrating to the sanctuary of the West. Stories such as this, documenting Muslim on Christian violence in the Middle East have gone largely unreported in both the European as well as American press, with journalists operating under the general belief [and unspoken guidance] that such acts need not be overly covered [if at all], they running afoul of the media's perverse sense of multi-culturalism.
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