Monday, January 10, 2011

Egyptian Muslims Do the Right Thing

Very welcome and quite refreshing.

Egypt’s majority Muslim population stuck to its word Thursday night. What had been a promise of solidarity to the weary Coptic community, was honoured, when thousands of Muslims showed up at Coptic Christmas eve mass services in churches around the country and at candle light vigils held outside.

....“We either live together, or we die together,” was the sloganeering genius of Mohamed El-Sawy, a Muslim arts tycoon whose cultural centre distributed flyers at churches in Cairo Thursday night, and who has been credited with first floating the “human shield” idea.

Among those shields were movie stars Adel Imam and Yousra, popular preacher Amr Khaled, the two sons of President Hosni Mubarak, and thousands of citizens who have said they consider the attack one on Egypt as a whole. --Ahram.org quoted by CMR

The slogan "....live together or die together..." also fits the situation in Tucson. An attack on any Congressman is an attack on all of them--and US democracy.

9 comments:

John Foust said...

Buy More Ammo! Ridicule the President's middle name! It's A Right Thing!

neomom said...

I posted about this on my FB page over the weekend... This was awesome.

Almost gave me just a smidge of a glimmer of hope.

Amy said...

Buy More Ammo! Ridicule the President's middle name! It's A Right Thing!

You really got nothin' else, do you, John?

John Foust said...

Nothing else? Dad29 ridicules Islam when it suits him.

Billiam said...

Foust, seriously, you need help. Your obsession with Dad29 is unseemly and down-right creepy.

Anonymous said...

I wonder what Paul Ryan has to say on the matter.


"There’s fringe rhetoric on both sides,” said Ryan, a conservative. “I think everybody needs to assess the appropriateness of their language and the kind of discourse they advance. We need passionate debate about ideas, but every time you decide to say something you should think through the consequences.”

Words of wisdom to live by, eh?


“We should always be talking about how we can have a more civilized discourse in society; language in society has grown coarser (but) I don't think it would be appropriate to read some sort of political or philosophical agenda into this," he said.

Maybe people here ought to LISTEN, not hear him, correct?

Amy said...

Nothing else? Dad29 ridicules Islam when it suits him.

Yeah. Except that, unlike the left's desperate attempts to connect violence to the right, there's tens of thousands of terror attacks to support Dad's position.

So, once again, EPIC FAIL, John. Epic fail.

Anonymous said...

It's called RADICAL ISLAM, Amy. Not ISLAM. There's a difference. Not only that, but there is also an element of anti-American sentiment that is pervasive in Muslim culture, so it is common to wrongly assume that this feeling always goes hand in hand with their religious beliefs.

In other words, some Muslims hate America--for a number of legitimate reasons--but they oppose the calling for a holy war. Meekly? Well, it is akin to southerners who privately opposed slavery and Jim Crow laws, but refused to stick out their necks to publicly condemn it. Doesn't make it right, but it's easy for us to say we would act differently.

But, I guess if it makes you feel good about characterizing an ENTIRE religion as being warlike and primitive, go for it.

Dad29 said...

Well, the Koran seems to say both 'war-on-others' AND 'not-war-on-others.'

Mohamet's religion is deficient, philosophically.