Egypt: The Final Countdown?

Egypt: Coptic Christians jailed for “unlicensed church,” weapons charges

Gee, what would a Copt need with weapons in peaceful, tolerant, post-revolutionary Egypt? Note that the church was approved, until it was suddenly unapproved, and note the appalling hoops Christians have to jump through to get permission for a building project involving a church. Those only reflect Islamic law. As Umdat al-Salik (Reliance of the Traveler), a manual certified as reliable by Egypt’s own al-Azhar University states, non-Muslims are:

… “forbidden to ring church bells or display crosses, recite the Torah or Evangel aloud, or make public display of their funerals and feastdays, and are forbidden to build new churches” – o.11.5 (6,7)

“Egypt sentences Copts over church scuffle,” from Agence France-Presse, May 29:

You guessed it: hysterical rumor-mongering and conspiracy theories. “Conversion, Adultery, and Savagery Strike Egypt,” by Raymond Ibrahim in (via, May 23:

Egypt: Military court prosecutes only Christians in Muslim attacks on churches

Marching toward democracy. “Egyptian Military Court Prosecutes Only Christians in Muslim Church Attacks,” by Mary Abdelmassih for AINA, May 27

Muslim Brotherhood sheikh to run for president of Egypt; promises to implement Sharia and cancel peace treaty with Israel

Dhimmies will be loving it:

Didn’t he get the memo that the Ikhwan is “moderate” and “largely secular?” “Brotherhood sheikh to run for president,” by Hany ElWaziry for Al Masry Al Youm, May 29 (thanks to JW)


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  1. Egypt: Harassment of Christian girls sparks use of alliterative euphemisms in mainstream media

    “Sectarian strife,” once again, which has quickly become a stock media phrase.

    The assault on Lara Logan in Tahrir Square was a rude awakening for much of the West to the nature of the problem faced by native and foreign women in Egypt on any given day. Sexual harassment is so severe and pervasive in Egypt that one could all but call it a sick national pastime.

    The women are always blamed for somehow falling short of Islamic expectations on “modesty” or the segregation of the sexes, which is taken as an excuse to target them: they have forfeited or shown themselves unworthy of protection (as this propaganda poster makes clear), and thus become targets.

    The issue is thus thoroughly suffused with Islamic supremacism, and so Christian girls are all the more a target in Egypt not only for harassment, but abduction, forced marriage, and conversion. “Egypt: ‘Harassment of Christian girls’ sparks sectarian strife,” from AdnKronos International, July 1:

    Samalout, 1 July (AKI) – Security forces on Friday quelled sectarian clashes that broke out late Thursday in central Egypt after local Muslims allegedly harassed some Christian girls, Al Masry Al Youm daily reported.
    Eyewitnesses said fighting began in the village of Qolosna in Upper Egypt’s Minya Governorate after several Muslim taxi drivers reportedly bothered a group of Christian girls.
    Everything we have seen out of Egypt suggests “bothered” is the understatement of the week.

    Shots were fired in the air and the injured – four Christians and three Muslims, according to security sources – were taken to hospital in the nearby town of Samalout.
    Security sources said 10 people were arrested over the clashes and are being investigated.
    Eyewitnesses said the military had imposed a local curfew starting after Friday afternoon prayers.
    Coptic Christians account for about 10 percent of Egypt’s population and have been repeatedly targeted by Muslim extremists….

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