A Crisis of Faith in Egypt
Though it does not get much notice in the West, Egypt is home to some of the oldest Christian communities in the world. The city of Alexandria is known as one of the five ancient sees of the early church (along with Rome, Constantinople, Antioch, and Jerusalem), and it calls itself the See of St. Mark (he of the Gospel). Today, reflecting how Christendom has | Read More »
President Obama, Christian Persecution in Egypt is No Laughing Matter
The rampant persecution of Christians in Egypt by radical Islamists is devastatingly undeniable – nuns paraded through the streets, churches burned to the ground, Christians being murdered.
Yet, the White House has thus far been nearly silent. Then yesterday the White House was directly asked about this disturbing situation: “With people being killed, Christians in particular being targeted, churches being destroyed, what’s the President’s red line in Egypt?”
The White House’s official response was “Well, I didn’t bring my red pen out with me today.”
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Egypt’s Christians Brutally Attacked – Do We Care?
The news coming out of Egypt is overwhelming. Radical Islamists are targeting Christians.
There are reports that Muslim Brotherhood supporters marked the doors of Christian homes to know which ones to attack during riots. Christian nuns have been paraded through the streets like prisoners of war – a public degradation of humanity. Churches have been indiscriminately burned to the ground – one had to cancel its first service in over 1,600 years. The number of churches attacked in the recent radical Islamic rampage has risen to at least 60 and by some estimates over 100. Christians are being targeted and killed as the world watches in near silence.
Do we care?
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Camp David, Coptic Christians and aid to Egyptian Obamahoods
Only now that the Sharia-loving, Israel-hating and Coptic Christian-persecuting Muslim Brotherhood is out of power, is the Obama Administration reviewing aid to Egypt. A year-long winter of discontent for Egyptians yearning to breathe free morphed into last month’s long hot summer of contempt for Arab Spring-spawned President Mohamed Morsi, thus spawning its own mass protests leading to the removal of his Muslim Brotherhood regime via a | Read More »
Egypt: Moving Slowing, but With Purpose
To state that the recent two plus years have been tumultuous in Egypt would be an understatement. Part of this stems from an American “foreign policy” that seems adrift at best, non-existent and worst, and definitely reactionary. Much of what is happening in Egypt in particular and the Middle East in general can be traced to the so-called Arab Spring. If one goes back even | Read More »
Will the Real Lindsey Graham Please Shut Up?
Lindsey Graham (R-South McCainolina) said on Sunday that the US should stop aid to Egypt. Why? Because the Egyptian army is putting down the scourge of civilization, the Muslim Brotherhood. As The Hill reported, “We’re headed for Algeria. The [Muslim] Brotherhood will go underground, al Qaeda will come to their aid, and you’re going to have an armed insurgency, not protesters, on your hands in | Read More »
Egyptian regime thinking of outlawing Muslim Brotherhood. Again.
Danged if I know whether this would be smart, or not: The Egyptian government […] announced it had begun deliberations on whether to ban the [Muslim] Brotherhood, a long-outlawed organization that swept to power in the country’s first democratic elections a year ago. Such a ban — which authorities say is rooted in the group’s use of violence — would be a repeat to the | Read More »
Muslim Brotherhood militants in Egypt appear to have obtained American weapons
Muslim Brotherhood militants are today stepping up their attacks on Egyptian citizens in several cities in Egypt. Mohamed Y. Saad Zaghloul has informed this reporter tonight of further attacks by Muslim Brotherhood (MB) militants and that he believes they are using M-16 rifles and 223 ammunition that appear to have come from the United States. Zaghloul is is the President of the DFP Youth Organization | Read More »
Iran Attempting to Root Out Christianity Pastor by Pastor
We see it in the case of American Pastor Saeed Abedini, but he is not the only Christian in chains for his faith. In the Islamic Republic of Iran alone there are countless Christians imprisoned, facing charges or convictions for one crime, apostasy (essentially becoming a Christian in a radical Islamic nation). Suspicious disappearances, beatings, torture, death threats, and murder have become astonishingly commonplace for these Christians.
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The Egyptian Revolution Starts Devouring Its Children
There’s nothing in the street
Looks any different to me
And the slogans are replaced, by-the-bye
And the parting on the left
Is now the parting on the right
And the beards have all grown longer overnight
(The Who, “Won’t Get Fooled Again”)
This won’t be a Facebook Revolution. It will be more Falò delle vanit. The people of Egypt are not demanding Modernity. They are not demanding Cafe Americano at Starbucks. They are rejecting the ongoing erosion of their culture to the point of unleashing a Thermodorian Reaction against what Francis Fukayama refered to as The End of History. If Muhammad Morsi was The Neitzchean Last Man, the Egyptian people demand a do-over. Entropy trumps Darwin until absolute zero is reached.
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Still think Obama doesn’t love sister-enslaving-Sharia Islamists yet?
Still think President Obama was ignorant of Rev. Wright’s hate speech for 20 years, Muslim Brotherhood ties to al Qaeda, that the Stimulus would stimulate and that Obamacare would ensure you could keep private health insurance plans you liked before its passage into law? I didn’t think so, and all of the above was clearly discernible before his re-election eight months ago, much less over | Read More »
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, Muslim Brotherhood
I am of two minds about this John Kerry Nantucket story.
It’s a puzzler: John F. Kerry’s credibility took on more water on the second day of his Nantucket vacation flap, as the State Department backed off its initial denial the embattled secretary of state was yachting during the Egyptian military coup — and President Obama tweeted a photo of himself kayaking in a hat, sunglasses and polo shirt. The Herald reported yesterday that Kerry spent | Read More »
President Obama Already Chose Sides, Backing the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt
President Obama called Egyptian president Mohammad Morsi to reaffirm his support for … no one. Yet, his actions belie his words. The fact is President Obama already chose sides.
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Egypt, America and Revolutionary War
“A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery; it cannot be so refined, so leisurely and gentle, so temperate, kind, courteous, restrained and magnanimous. A revolution is an insurrection, an act of violence by which one class overthrows another.” Mao Tse-Tung (HT: Goodreads.com) I do not care is how an honest human being describes a | Read More »
A Closer Look at Obama’s Foreign Policies
With everything going on at home, it’s hard to keep track of things going on overseas. We try remembering the civil war in Syria, but with the IRS, NSA, Edward Snowden, immigration reform and other issues, it gets lost in the shuffle. However, there are still calls for Barack Obama to do something more in Syria. Everyone wants a resolution, in some way, shape or | Read More »