Random attacks on Egypt’s Christian Copts continue growing, including with very little motive — other than hate, that is. Izzat Ibrahim Izzat, a human rights activist and an official at the Mina branch Word Center for Human Rights, just issued a statement saying that two bearded men, or Salafis — those Muslims who most try to pattern themselves after Islam’ prophet –Â stabbed a Christian womanÂ named Mary Samir Adib in Alexandria. The two men were riding a motorcycle when they intercepted Mary and stabbed her in her abdomen as she was crossing the street, causing a serious wound in her peritoneal membrane. The Coptic woman was transported to the hospital where she underwent surgery. Although Mary’s family filed a complaint with the police, as usual, the head detective refused to go out and inspect the assault scene. Izzat confirmed that this is not the first attack on Coptic women in Alexandria. Indeed there have been several such cases reported this week without any response from authorities.
Blast strikes outside US embassy in Turkey–Two people reportedly killed and several others wounded in explosion at diplomatic mission in Ankara.
The implications of the cross being carved onto Marissa Kucuk’s corpse are not explored (no surprise there) in this Economist story: the Economist has never shown any willingness to discuss the jihad against non-Muslims. “Horrific attacks against Armenians,” from theÂ Economist, January 29 (thanks to JW):
MARISSA Kucuk was a little old Armenian lady who lived on her own in Samatya…, a picturesque neighbourhood of Istanbul where Christians and Muslims used to rub along peacefully. On December 28th Ms Kucuk, 85, was found dead in her apartment. She had been stabbed, repeatedly.Â Relatives said a crucifix was carved onto her naked corpse.
AtatÃ¼rk was a thoroughgoing scoundrel, but he was also the father of Turkish secularism. This is yet another sign of the impending demise of the secular state in Turkey, and the reimposition of Sharia there.
“AtatÃ¼rk monument to be removed from Istanbul square,” fromÂ HÃ¼rriyet Daily News, December 8
Gul says he believes in free speech, but “incitement to hate and violence” should not enjoy free speech protections. By this he doesn’t mean the hate sermons of imams calling for jihad against Infidels, but the writings of “Islamophobes,” including accurate analyses of how jihadists use the texts and teachings of Islam to promote violence and supremacism.