Finally one of the major media outlets has given some attention to the spate of Christian killings in an article titled, “Critics Slam U.S. Government, Media for ‘Weak’ Response to Anti-Christian Attacks:”
A shooting in Egypt last month that killed a Christian man and injured five Christian women was just the latest in the series of attacks, several of which occurred around the holiday season: A New Year’s bombing at a Coptic Christian church in Alexandria, Egypt, killed 23 people (mostly women, very young children and three priests) and injured more than 100; Christmas Eve blasts in Nigeria killed at least 32 — just part of a night of terror across the country that saw three other churches attacked and six worshipers killed; six perished in a Christmas Day Catholic Church bombing on the island of Jolo, in the Philippines; and a string of New Year’s Eve bombings in Iraq left two dead and at least 13 wounded.
These were killings that deliberately targets Christians in an effort to make martyrs of them all. From Elisabeth Scalia’s First Things article, “Weakness is Sown; Strength Rises Up” we learn that:
“. . . an estimated 1500 Muslims—angered by a “too lenient” court sentencing of a Christian convicted of proselytizing and blasphemy—descended upon a nearby Christian orphanage, a heath center, and three churches. They began with a Catholic church and beat the parish priest, as he tried to protect the Tabernacle and the Eucharist from the mob. They then burned down a Pentecostal church and destroyed a Catholic orphanage and a Catholic health center. The mob threw rocks at the police and set a police car on fire.”
Then there was news today that a CBS journalist was attacked in Cairo at the height of the celebrations on the fall of Hosni Mubarak, via the New York Times:
“Lara Logan, the distinguished CBS News correspondent, was attacked and sexually assaulted by a mob in Cairo on Feb. 11, the day that the Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was forced from power, the network news division said in a statement Tuesday.”
Seems she was saved from further harm from this mob only because other women and 20 soldiers intervened. One wonders if she was thought to be Christian. Any man who attacks a single woman from within the comfort of a mob gone bonkers is not a man in the true sense of the word.
Are these folks so cowardly that they cannot figure out a way to express their euphoria of freedom by attacking a woman from a world-wide news agency bringing their story to the world?
Are Muslim imams in the Middle East, leaders in their communities, so poorly catechized that they’re unable to elucidate tenets of their faith without attacking those most weakest in their society?
Just like for-profit Planned Parenthood in America – unable to justify their horrific kill centers without asserting a vague ‘right’ hidden in their Constitutional interpretation as they collect hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies. It seems to be their standard operating procedure.
- Christians Fear Islamic Rule in Egypt (foxnews.com)
- Men break into Egypt church, two others targeted (reuters.com)
Update: Thanks to CMR, there’s this:
“Look, you can’t say you are surprised by this:
Egypt’s military has struck a committee to write a new constitution. The exercise is expected to complete in ten days and brought before the Egyptian people for a vote in two months.
The exclusion of Coptic Christians is particularly galling when one considers the New Year’s Massacre of Copts in Alexandria which resulted in the deaths of 21 people. It seems the Egyptian military and the Muslim Brotherhood are determined to keep Coptic Christians even more marginalized in a post-Mubarak Egypt.