Denial is a river in Egypt

Saudi Mufti on Egypt church bombing: “Enemies of Islam are trying to portray such attacks as orchestrated by Muslims”

Yet more denial and evasion of responsibility. “Attacks such bombing in Egypt intended to frame Muslims — Mufti,” from KUNA, January 3 (thanks to JW)

“Reformist” Sheikh Qaradawi on Egypt church bombing: “There may be a foreign hand behind this action, for it does not make sense for an Egyptian or a Muslim to be behind it”

Qaradawi: It’s easy to condemn terrorism when you deny Muslims even did it

Ground Zero mosque Imam Rauf has praised Qaradawi, claiming that he has condemned terrorism done in the name of Islam: “The broader community is in fact criticising and condemning actions of terrorism that are being done in the name of Islam. I just came from a conference in Jordan, Amman where there were over 170 leading Muslim scholars from almost every part of the Muslim world, including some of the most important names like Sheikh Tantawi of Egypt, Sheikh Ali Gomaa, who is the Chief Mufti of Egypt, the Chief Mufti of Jordan, the Sheikh Al-Qaradawi, who is a very very well known Islamic jurist, highly regarded all over the Muslim world.”

Al-Qaradawi has also been praised as a “reformist” by Saudi-funded pseudo-academic John Esposito.

Still more Islamic supremacist responsibility-evading talking points — Qaradawi’s “foreign hand” phrase echoes Hosni Mubarak.

“Sheikh al-Qaradawi Doubts Muslim Involvement in Alexandria Church Bombing; Points to Unnamed ‘Foreign Hand,'” from Translating Jihad, January 3 (JW)

How the jihadis stole Christmas: Coptic Pope considers canceling Christmas celebrations

Copts celebrate Christmas on January 7. “Pope Shenouda mulls canceling Christmas celebrations,” by Essam Fadl for Daily News Egypt, January 3

The Condemnations of the Violence are Mostly Hypocrisy, and Will Be to No Avail

Coptic Editor of Egyptian Weekly Pens Scathing Denunciation of Egyptian Regime, Society (MEMRI)

“All of it will be to no avail. We’ve been here before; we’ve done exactly that, yet the massacres continue, each more horrible than the one before it, and the bigotry and intolerance spread deeper and wider into every nook and cranny of our society. It is not easy to empty Egypt of its Christians; they’ve been here for as long as there has been Christianity in the world. Close to a millennium and half of Muslim rule did not eradicate the nation’s Christian community, rather it maintained it sufficiently strong and sufficiently vigorous so as to play a crucial role in shaping the national, political, and cultural identity of modern Egypt.

Ed Morrissey:
This is the latest atrocity in a string of attacks that began in November when rumors of a romantic relationship between a Christian man and Muslim woman arose.CNN reports on the aftermath of the bombing: (Hot Air)

The bomber died in the blast, according to Egyptian officials, which would tend to rule out the Mossad, which doesn’t exactly have a track record of conducting suicide bombings. That distinction goes to the radical Islamists in the region, the same kind of terrorists (if not perhaps the same al-Qaeda brand) who bombed a Christian church in Baghdad not long ago.

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Obama condemns Egypt church attack without naming perpetrators, says Muslims were injured also

“The perpetrators of this attack” — who were they, Mr. President? Christian extremists? Tea party types?

“Statement by the President on the terrorist attacks in Egypt and Nigeria,” from theWhite House, January 1

4 thoughts on “Denial is a river in Egypt”

  1. Again, muslim “leadership” lies deliberately about muslims involvement in these crimes. Muslims were involved in the planning, and the execution of this terror act.

  2. Then after committing the most heinous of terrorist attacks, Muslims immediately claim that they are the victims. It has been the same MO always. After 9/11, the claim was that Muslims were the main victims, and similarly after 7/7 or Beslan.

    This habit of mass murder then robbing the victims of solace and sympathy by claiming that Muslims are the victims, I find even more disgusting.

  3. I will repost the recent massacre of Christians in Baghdad, as it gives an idea of not just the act of mass murder but the sheer evil that permeates the minds of the true followers of Islam


    First one priest — a Father Wasim, among those trying to hold the door — shouted, “Leave them alone, take me!” He was immediately shot. A Father Thair then shouted from the altar, likewise, “Leave them alone, take me!” and was likewise annihilated.

    In the cathedral proper, the jihadis used the central crucifix for target practice, while shouting in mockery, “Come on, tell Him to save you!” At their leisure, they executed the men of the congregation, while terrorizing the women and children in various other ways. They shot the arms off a couple of girls who tried to use cellphones; they shot babies who were crying. And in classical Arabic, with Egyptian and Syrian accents, they declared: “We are going to heaven, and you are going to hell. Allah is great!”

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