Islamists Project Islam’s Worst Traits Onto Christians

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In recent weeks, we saw how the Muslim world’s obsession with gaining converts evinces, in the words of one Muslim intellectual, an “inferiority complex”—a deadly one at that.

As it happens, inferiority complex is not the only psychological ailment besetting the Muslim world: some Muslims are also projecting the worst traits of Islam onto the beleaguered Christian communities living among them.

Take Egypt’s Christian Copts, for example.  Much of the recent violence inflicted upon them is based on the constant—but baseless—accusation that the Coptic Church is abducting and tormenting Coptic women who convert to Islam.  Amazingly, it is precisely the opposite scenario—Muslims kidnapping Christian women and forcing them to convert to Islam—that is a notorious phenomenon in Egypt.

Indeed, a bipartisan group of eighteen members of the U.S. Congress wrote last year to Ambassador Luis CdeBaca, director of the State Department’s Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Office, documenting how Coptic females are increasingly subject to “fraud, physical and sexual violence, captivity, forced marriage, and exploitation in forced domestic servitude or commercial sexual exploitation, and financial benefit to the individuals who secure the forced conversion” (see Christian Solidarity International’s full report on the abuse of Christian women in Muslim Egypt for complete details).

A well-known psychological phenomenon, “projection” is defined as “the attribution of one’s own ideas, feelings, or attitudes to other people.” An academic article dealing with violence and projection states, “Projection allows the killer to project his (unacceptable) desire to kill (torture, rape, steal, dominate, etc.) onto some target group or person. This demonizes his target, making it even more acceptable to kill.”

Of course, projection has long been a means to demonize Israel. Islamists accuse Israel and the Jews of living for “perpetual war,” “legitimizing land theft in the name of God,” and “plundering their opponent’s property.”

In fact, nothing less than Islam’s holy law, Sharia law, mandates perpetual war, land grab, and the plundering of non-believers. Muslim scriptures, history, and current events are rife with examples; the overwhelming majority of what constitutes the Muslim world was taken by force. Only recently, popular Muslim preacher Abu Ishaq al-Huweini boasted about how jihad is one of the highlights of Islam, specifically because it allows the plundering of infidels and enslavement of their women and children.

Yet, because Muslims are currently in a weakened position, they see themselves as victims—not just vis-à-vis a stronger Israel, but even small and vulnerable communities like the Copts.

For example, even as the military cooperates with the Islamists to make Coptic life a living hell, the prominent Egyptian cleric Khalid al-Jundi complains that in Egypt “Muslims have fewer rights than Christians, and even do not have the right to worship like Christians,” insisting that more mosques need to be built, “for those which have been built are not enough.”

In reality, it is Egyptian churches that cannot be built or even repaired—in accordance with Islamic law—without a presidential decree.  For example, during Mubarak’s final weeks, Egyptian security stormed the St. Mary church in Talbiya, forcing a stop to construction, demolishing stairs and toilets.

And while al-Jundi complains of Christians receiving more rights than Muslims, the fact remains:  “More than one million Copts live in the Talbiya area, without a single church to serve them, having to travel for miles every Sunday with their children to the nearest church. The protesters pointed out that the area is full of mosques without licenses, but when it comes to the Copts, they toil for years to obtain a permit for a church, then security comes out with some sort of excuse to stop them from praying there.”

More proof was supplied days ago, when thousands of Muslims surrounded a church in Egypt, refusing to allow it to open, insisting that it not have a cross on the dome and threatening to burn it down like other Coptic churches.

Islamist projection was particularly obvious when Muhammad Salim al-Awwa, former secretary-general of the International Union for Muslim Scholars, appeared on Al-Jazeera last September and, in a wild tirade, accused  the Copts of “stocking arms and ammunitions in their churches and monasteries”—imported from Israel no less, “the heart of the Coptic Cause”—and “preparing to wage war against Muslims.” He warned that if nothing is done, the “country will burn,” inciting Muslims to “counteract the strength of the [Coptic] Church.”

Al-Awwa further charged that Egypt’s security forces cannot enter the monasteries to investigate for weapons—an amazing assertion, considering that Coptic monasteries are not only at the mercy of the state, but are easy prey to Islamist and Bedouin attacks, with monks tortured and crucifixes spat upon.  When the monks of an ancient desert monastery in Egypt tried to erect a fence to keep the Bedouin raiders out, the military destroyed it and opened fire on the monks, while shouting “Allahu Akbar!”

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  • jacob

    DOESN'T IT SOUND FAMILIAR ???

    DON'T WE HAVE THE SAME THING GOING ON IN THIS COUNTRY ???

    LET OUR "LEADERS" KEEP ON BURYING THEIR HEADS IN THE SAND AS THE
    OSTRICHES THEY ALL ARE IN THEIR FOOLISH "POLITICAL CORRECTNESS"
    AND SEE WHERE THIS IS GOING TO LAND US…

  • jacob

    As to the Coptic Christians, their behaviour reminds me of the Ghetto Jews in
    Europe for centuries and even before WWII, putting up with "pogroms",
    expulsions, etc,. and above all, the passivity exhibited with the Nazis, refusing
    to believe their Final Solution goals, which is why the Warsaw Ghetto skeletons
    who gave the Nazis a run for their money, saved the honor of the Jews worldwide, example followed by the concentration camp graduates who in 1948, practically
    with stones and sticks, fought the 7 Arab nations bent on throwing them into the
    sea…

    And the Bishop's assertion mentioned in the article is right :

    EGYPT was a Christian nation way before the Muslim conquest and they better
    realize that, if the Muslim Brotherhood becomes the power in Egypt as it looks,
    it will mean for them a jump from the frying pan and into the fire….

    • Jamie Shafer

      Much of today's Islamic world was Christian or Hindu which are truly religions of peace. Islam is the single most dangerous political philosophy in the world. We must never give in!

    • nina

      I must protest your wrong and unfeeling description of Jewish "passivity" in the face of the most horrific time in Jewish and human history. So you think that a people that was scattered among hostile gentiles, living mostly in cities and having no arms, or access to arms should have done better? I would have liked to see what you would have done. So the million murdered children should have stood up to the murderers? And even so, not only the Warsaw Ghetto showed the strenght of the Jewish spirit. But of course, your knowledge is much less than your foolish talk. Those skeletons fought in concentration camps, in other Ghettos, and were among the most efficient partisans who sabotaged the Nazi convoys and their military trains. But even had they not done so, the honor of the Jews would still be intact. It is only morons like you, who bring shame on the Jews. Shame on you.

  • kafir4life

    Face it….If you worshipped a made up moon god (allahahaha) that was invented by a disgusting sack of sub-human filth (mad momo the dog faced prophet), you would have an inferiority complex too. Not only that, you would actually BE inferior, so the complex IS justified.

  • Dispozovdaburka

    Nostradamus's end of time Anti-Christ (Obama) needs Muslim Brotherhood to take Jerusalem so he can lay claim to the world. Before the end of this age (12 21 2012)
    He won't lift a finger to help Coptic Christians and is letting Mubarak hang in the wind.
    As he prayed with 50,000 muslim men on Muslim Prayer Day on the Mall in Sept 09,
    "FOR THE SOUL OF AMERICA." You understand his ultimate goal is to have worldwide Islamic rule. Once he has his Obamacare (dhimmi tax) in place, all non-muslims will at a disadvantage. His giving Israel away to the Palestinians is just part of his overall plan.
    You can bet that a Muslim takeover from within the US is well underway. He has sold our country out too. He is the great deceiver. I think that we should have a new National Prayer Day in Sept 2011 where all non-muslims will pray all day and get a tour of the Capitol after prayers and "Pray for the soul, if there actually is a soul, of Islam."

  • ObamaYoMoma

    What is taking place in Egypt today without exception takes place in all Muslim countries throughout the world and not just in Egypt. It also takes place not only against Christians, but also against all unbelievers unfortunate enough to live in a Muslim majority country. It is sort of like the Islamic world is waging jihad against not only the Jewish unbelievers in Israel, but also against all unbelievers throughout the world either through hot jihad in such places as Kashmir, Jammu, Thailand, the Philippines, Chechnya, Russia, Nigeria, the Ivory Coast, Bosnia, Kosovo, etc., etc., etc., or cold jihad throughout Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South America, Canada, the USA, etc., etc., etc. However, there is a government and news media imposed blackout on covering this news that spans the world. If white people aren’t doing the oppressing then a media blackout is imposed. Hence, the result is most people are oblivious.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    In fact, this is precisely what Islam does: through jihad, “eliminate all its rivals,” or, through the institution of dhimmitude, “degrade [the followers of other religions] and deprive them of every reason to live so that they will be forced to convert to” Islam. This is both historically and doctrinally demonstrable.

    And, of course, all its rivals are unbelievers. If this is indeed the case and all evidence indicates it is indeed the case, then why are our government officials allowing millions of Muslims to immigrate to our countries? Why is our media being completely silent on this very important matter?

    If Islam is really a Religion of Peace™ being hijacked by a tiny minority of extremists as both our government and mainstream media insist, then why are Christians and all non-Muslim unbelievers living inside Muslim majority countries without exception always violently oppressed and systematically persecuted when not outright slaughtered altogether? Why do Muslim immigrants to the West in country after country flat out refuse to assimilate and integrate and form Muslim enclaves (no-go zones) ruled by Sharia as parallel societies within societies and in direct contravention to the laws of the states in which they reside? In fact, there isn’t one country in the world where the majority of Muslim immigrants have successfully assimilated and integrated and matriculated into becoming productive and contributing citizens. Yet, there is nothing but silence coming from our government and media, and if anyone tries to speak up about this phenomenon they automatically are marginalized as being an Islamophobe. What is going on?

  • Dispozovdaburka

    I agree with what you have stated.
    What is going on is that we have been sold out ,as has Eurabia.

    "They remember the words of Libya"s Mu'ammar Gadhafi, who, in 2008 said,"There are elections in America now. Along came a black citizen of Kenyan African origins, a Muslim, who had studied in an Islamic school in Indonesia. His name is Obama. All the people in the Arab and Islamic world and in Africa applauded this man. They welcomed him and prayed for him and for his success, and they may have been involved in legitimate contribution campaigns to enable him to win the American presidency."

  • kafirman

    Dear Raymond, As your friend, I must tell you that your use of the term "Islamist" facilitates the continuance of atrocities against the Copts. As you aptly note it is the Koran of Islam–not the Koran of Islamism–that sanctions such evil.

  • Vrak

    Shoot them all. Easy. Every last one of them. Show them some real stinkin' Islamophobia.

  • KathleenP

    It's very funny to hear the Islamist accusing Copts of being patsys for Israel. Middle Eastern and/or Arab Christians have traditionally been only second to Muslims as among the world's most vicious anti-Semites. There were quite a lot of Christian Arabs in Palestine during the War who supported the Nazis as openly as the Muslims did. I feel sorry for the Copts, but they are no friends of Israel.

    • Ann

      YOU SOUND LIKE A PLANT FROM THE LEFT TO ACCUSE THE CHRISTIAN'S, WERE YOU AN ARAB CHRISTIAN? HAVE NEVER SEEN ANY PICTURES OF THE POPE WITH HITLER—EVER! I SURE HAVE SEEN PICTURES OF THE GRAND MUFTI- HAJ AMIN al-HUSSEINI AS A QUEST OF THE THIRD REICH—THE MUSLIMS ALSO HAD A FEW DIVISIONS IN HITLERS ARMY! SO PLEASE SHOW THE PICTURES! GIVE THE PROOF OF THE COPTS !

  • Raj

    This article has great merit and understanding the deep rooted psychology of muslims. Sir, i would encourage you to expand on this subject of "Projection" as it not something muslims found recently. This trait is in fact passed on from their time of prophet. mohmmad also engaged in such "projection' on to the Jews of his time. On many occasions he accused the jews of plotting to assassinating him when in fact he was doing exactly that. in the end he killed the entire tribe of Bani Quraisa by beheading the males, taking children and women as slaves. sing exactly the same ploys muslims are using in Egypt against Copts and against you by CAIR. this depravity, demonic at its worst. please if you going to update on this artice support your views with the example of mohammed the deceptions that he used to kill the Jews.

  • Ann

    IT'S NICE TO TALK ABOUT THIS BUT WE NEED TO HELP THEM, ANY ONE KNOW HOW? DO WE HAVE AN IDEA? WE CHRISTIANS HAVE TAKEN A VOW OF NEVER AGAIN NO MATTER WHO—SOOOOO ,HOW DO WE HELP THEM— HOW CAN WE TAKE ACTION! WHERE'S CARTER?OBAMA?CLINTON?GATES? YA THE SAME PLACE THEY ARE FOR THE JEWS—NO WHERE TO BE SEEN UNLESS IT'S TO BLAME THEM!

  • nojizya

    I – Ignorant
    S – Sexist
    L – Laughable
    A – anti-Semitic
    M – Murderous

    I'd say that about sums the religion up.