Over 37 Killed In Two Coptic Christian Church Bombings In Egypt; ISIS Claims Responsibility
Posted by Martin C. Fox on April 10, 2017
The attacks are the latest in a series of assaults on Egypt’s Christian minority, which makes up around 10% of the population and has been repeatedly targeted by Islamic extremists. They come just one week before Coptic Easter and the same month Pope Francis is scheduled to visit Egypt. The deadly bombing take place as the Islamic State branch in Egypt appears to be stepping up attacks and threats against Christians. In February, Christian families and students fled Egypt’s North Sinai province after a spate of targeted killings.
Those attacks came after one of the deadliest on Egypt’s Christian minority, when a suicide bomber hit its largest Coptic cathedral, killing at least 25. Islamic State later claimed responsibility for that attack too.
Pope Francis expressed his “deepest condolences”
Condolences? That is it? That is the best ya got?
No where is there or has been outrage over Islamic persecution of Christians. That is what politically correct social justice war get you.
Maybe Christians are too white.
After Clinton “freed” Kosovo the Muslims killed or drove out any and all infidels. It is now a center of drug and human organ smuggling.
Our friends Saudi Arabia and, to a lesser extent apartheid Israel, make Christian life miserable. The Saudis can swing the headmans ax as well ISIS. but I repeat myself.
Christian persecution and genocide are a trademark of the Muslim world.
The myth that Muslim “expansion” brings peace, harmony and intellectual renaissance is just that, a myth.
Muslim expansion has always meant death or slavery, particularly sexual slavery, if one did not convert.
A great resource on this subject is “The Myth Of The Andalusian Paradise” by Dario Fernandez-Morera.
Here is a Fernandez-Morera excerpt from Intercollegiate Review
The existence of a Muslim kingdom in Medieval Spain where different races and religions lived harmoniously in multicultural tolerance is one of today’s most widespread myths. University professors teach it. Journalists repeat it. Tourists visiting the Alhambra accept it. It has reached the editorial pages of the Wall Street Journal, which sings the virtues of the “pan-confessional humanism” of Andalusian Spain (July 18, 2003). The Economist echoes the belief: “Muslim rulers of the past were far more tolerant of people of other faiths than were Catholic ones. For example, al-Andalus’s multi-cultural, multi-religious states ruled by Muslims gave way to a Christian regime that was grossly intolerant even of dissident Christians, and that offered Jews and Muslims a choice only between being forcibly converted and being expelled (or worse).”1 The problem with this belief is that it is historically unfounded, a myth. The fascinating cultural achievements of Islamic Spain cannot obscure the fact that it was never an example of peaceful convivencia.
The history of Islamic Spain begins, of course, with violent conquest. Helped by internal dissension among the Visigoths, in 711 A.D. Islamic warriors entered Christian Spain and defeated the Visigothic king Rodrigo. These Muslims were a mixture of North African Berbers, or “Moors,” who made up the majority, and Syrians, all led by a small number of Arabs proper (from the Arabian peninsula). The Crónica Bizantina of 741 A.D., the Crónica mozárabe of 754 A.D. and the illustrations to the thirteenth-century Cantigas de Santa María chronicle the brutality with which the Muslims subjugated the Catholic population. From then on, the best rulers of al- Andalus were autocrats who through brute force kept the peace in the face of religious, dynastic, racial, and other divisions.
I think I am accurate in saying there was no New Covenant in the Muslim world.
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