Saturday, October 01, 2011

The "Religion of Peace" Strikes Again!

You notice who seems to be their favorite target in Egypt?

A group of hard-line Muslims attacked a church building in Upper Egypt this afternoon, torching the structure and then looting and burning nearby Christian-owned homes and businesses.

The 3,000-strong mob of hard-line and Salafi Muslims gutted the Mar Gerges Church in the Elmarenab village of Aswan, then demolished much of its remains, multiple witnesses at the scene said.

Gee.  Not a health-care regulation in sight over there.


Anonymous said...


Unfortunately, religious violence is the norm in our world today. Why? Because of the silly notion that "my religion is better than your religion". Looks like we all lose.

Of course, leave it to Dad29 and his beloved WeaselZipper family (the anti-Christ) to fan the flames.

Leave it to the zealots to ignore the backdrop to the recent escalation in tensions--two Egyptian women who fled their priest husbands, reportedly attempted to convert to Islam, and then were dragged back complements of the security forces of the Coptic Church. Before this incident, a bishop in the Coptic Church called Egyptian Muslims as "guests" and touted the Koran as "filth".

The subsequent violence toward the Coptic Church is certainly to be condemned, but for Christians in our country to ignore the day-to-day rift and overall lack of trust between the two groups for the past thirty years in Egypt borders on sheer ignorance. This "us versus them" tone is attributed to the extremists on BOTH sides.

neomom said...

Ah - the "they had it coming to them" rationalization.

When you can accurately demonstrate real examples in the past generation of Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Hindus, etc. perpetrating death solely because of their religious convictions...

TerryN said...

The overarching theme from a select group is, blame someone else for your transgressions.

I suspect there will be a presidential campaign theme wrapped around this kind of thinking, and there will actually be people who believe it. Anonymous or not.

Anonymous said...

"Ah, the 'they had it coming to them' rationalization."

Read for meaning next time, rather than make an inference to suit your own logic (?). Looks like you're projecting (I thought that was a librul trait).

And regarding your second statement..."real examples"? "solely because"?

Try again.

There are complex factors at work when religious groups in a defined geographical area are committing acts of violence against one another, and the causes may be numerous, with one being "major" or "mitigating". Those are the PROPER words to use.

I am sure you will end up finding these situations of religious conflict to fall woefully short of your "criteria", but I'll provide you with them nonetheless.

Extremist Buddhists in Sri Lanka persecuting Muslims and Christians.

India has a history of religious violence being perpetuated by ALL groups within the "past generation", and a number of incidents were PRIMARILY due to their religious convictions--Hindus vs. Christians, Christians vs. Muslims, Hindus vs. Muslims, Hindus vs. Muslims.

We ought to condemn religious violence in its entirety, rather than point fingers or play victim.

That is the adult thing to do.

Anonymous said...

Looks like the Hebrews burned a mosque in Galilee over the weekend. Maybe the newspapers in NC decided not to run that story.

Anonymous said...

Anony 9:55 a.m. here to provide a link to Anony 8:15 a.m.

Terrible turn of events by radical Jews. Should we condemn the ENTIRE population?

Doubtful that neomom will respond, she has other duties.

Dad290--Condemnation on your part???

neomom said...

Why yes, Anony - I do have "other duties"... like working full-time, shlepping kids to appointments and activities, and volunteering. Thanks for caring.

It is a shame that some in Israel have taken to arson, it really is. It undermines their position. However I will point out two glaring differences between the burning of this mosque and the attack on the Coptic church...

One - no one was injured - property damage only. And two this quote: "Israeli leaders condemned the attack on the mosque. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement that the images of the damage were “shocking” and had “no place in the state of Israel.”

Never has ANY leader of any muslim country or organization EVER come out and condemned the attacks on the Christians in Egypt (or any place else for that matter).

I will now cue my own crickets.

Anonymous said...

"Never has ANY leader of any muslim country or organization EVER come out and condemned the attacks on the Christians in Egypt (or any place else for that matter)."

Not quite, neo-mom!

And let's not forget the worldwide Muslim condemnation of the 911 attacks.

I expect a full retraction on your part, neomom.