Muslim ‘Inferiority Complex’ Kills Christians

Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center, a Judith Friedman Rosen Writing Fellow at the Middle East Forum and a CBN News contributor. He is the author of Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians (2013) and The Al Qaeda Reader (2007). 


Days ago in Egypt, throngs of Muslims (henceforth, “Islamists”), estimated at 3,000, fired guns and rifles and hurled Molotov cocktails at Coptic churches, homes, and businesses in the Imbaba region near Cairo: twelve Christians were killed—some shot by snipers atop rooftops—232 injured; three churches were set aflame to cries of “Allahu Akbar,” while Coptic homes were looted and torched.

As usual, Egyptian authority did little to stop this latest rampage. According to eyewitnesses, though the mob opened fire around 5:30 p.m., the military did not arrive till 10 p.m., providing ample time to terrorize the Copts. One priest said “I called everyone, but no one bothered to come. I mourn all those young people who died,” naively adding “We now must ask for international protection.” Noting that this attack is unprecedented in scope, Muslim liberal writer Nabil Sharaf el Din said “The army is either incapable [of stopping anti-Christian violence] or is an accomplice to the Salafis [Islamists].”

So what triggered this latest bit of Salafi savagery—or, as the MSM calls it, “sectarian strife“? Islamists claim that a Christian girl converted to Islam and the Coptic Church responded by abducting her and torturing her into renouncing Islam. Hence, the wild rampage was part of a “rescue” effort.

This issue of Christian women supposedly converting to Islam only to be kidnapped by the Coptic Church is the Islamists’ latest excuse to make Coptic life a living hell (especially ironic since the well-documented reality in Egypt is the opposite: Muslims regularly kidnap and force Christian women to convert to Islam). Indeed, days before this rampage, thousands of Islamists marched in front of St. Mark Cathedral, Coptic Pope Shenouda’s residence, demanding the “release” of other Christian women—two wives of clergy, whom Muslims insist also converted to Islam only to be abducted and tormented by the Coptic Church to return to Christianity.

(The notion of torturing women into returning to their original religion obviously comports well with Muslim logic: aside from the other Sharia schools which recommend outright execution of apostates, the “liberal” Hanafi school, which is dominant in Egypt, maintains that apostate women should merely be imprisoned and beaten till they come to their senses and return to Islam.)

That these Coptic women have publicly insisted that they never converted to Islam does not seem to matter much; one of them, Camelia Shehata, appeared on video months ago proclaiming that she will “live and die as a Christian”; she appeared again last week with her priest husband and young child, emphatically denying that she ever converted to Islam, imploring Muslims to leave them in peace.

This supposedly “chivalrous” behavior—”rescuing” damsel converts to Islam even when they insist on never converting—highlights the Islamic world’s obsession with the issue of conversion: while it is known that those who convert out, the apostates, should be put to death, few people are aware that those who convert in—against their will or not, based on false rumors or not—are a great source of validation for Islam, and thus must be secured.

Even the West has become involved in this obsession—such as the persistent rumor that the late Jacque Cousteau embraced Islam, prompting the Cousteau foundation to issue a letter insisting its founder never converted, and lived and died as a Catholic Christian.

Indeed, a new Arabic book, Al-Quran Yaqum Wahdu—which consists of 33 anecdotes of Western intellectuals converting to Islam after supposedly being bowled over by the truths of the Koran—lists Cousteau and Islam critic Henryk Broder as its very first two examples, despite the fact that, back in the real world, everyone knows they never converted. One is left wondering how many, if any, of the other 31 anecdotes are true.

In an insightful Arabic op-ed—see my complete translation here—Muslim intellectual Khaled Montaser elaborates on why Muslims are obsessed with converts:

We Muslims have an inferiority complex…feeling that our Islamic religion needs constant, practically daily, confirmation by way of Europeans and Americans converting to Islam. What rapturous joy takes us when a European or American announces their [conversion to] Islam—proof that we are in a constant state of fear, alarm, and chronic anticipation for Western validation or American confirmation that our religion is “okay.”

Discussing how the Arab world exulted when it erroneously thought that the German writer Henryk Broder had accepted Islam—based on sarcastic remarks he had made—Montaser wrote “but we are a people incapable of comprehending sarcasm, since it requires a bit of thinking and intellectualizing. And we read with great speed and a hopeful eye, not an eye for truth or reality. Some of us are struck with blindness when we read things that go against our hopes.”

And there it is: just as Islamists refuse to face reality concerning so-called Western converts, so do they refuse to face reality concerning so-called Coptic converts to Islam. The only difference, of course, is that Copts live under Islamic authority—hence, all the death and destruction visited upon Egypt’s indigenous Christians whenever Islam’s inferiority complex flares up.

  • http://www.peacefulvet.info/beliefs Peacefulpoet

    This is very disappointing – Please stop

    • Chiggles

      No.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    It’s amazing how all gullible useful idiot Israel bashers can swallow up every derogatory falsehood ever dreamed up about Jews without question and then use those falsehoods incessantly to incite hatred and violence against Israel to help facilitate another mass genocidal holocaust of Jews, at the same time they also totally ignore the fact that the Muhammadans, who they are allied with against Israel, violently oppress and systematically persecute when not outright slaughtering altogether all unbelievers living in Muhammadan majority countries without exception. Other people would notice this very obvious discrepancy right off the bat and wouldn’t arbitrarily swallow up Muhammadan taqiyya meant to deceive gullible useful idiot unbelievers without closer scrutiny, but not Israel bashers. Their hatred of Jews transcends all reality.

    • tanstaafl

      Few people realize how Islam's Anti-Semitism inspired the Nazis rather that the other way around.

  • sedoanman

    Kristallnacht for Christians. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krystallnacht

  • StephenD

    This should serve as a lesson to the Christian world…You're next. In fact, you're right up there on the same list as the Jews. Either stand and fight them with the Jews or, through appeasement, be the last to get eaten by this dragon called Islam.

    • bigwoods

      your bang on the nail there stephen this cancer islam has to be controlled or it too will consume itself, it can`t help but attack anything that moves they even kill their own the shi-ites and the kurds. they don`t seem to realise that if it wasn`t for christianity islam would never have got going for it was a christian king that gave muhammed and is band of muslims sancuary from the pagans that wished to kill muhammed and his rats.

  • jewdog

    Thanks, Rabbi Ray, for clearing up the motivations behind these puzzling assaults, with the consistently preposterous rationales that the Muslims concoct.
    If insecurity was the only issue, things wouldn't be so bad, but there's also the violence, which makes a precarious situation dangerous.
    I'd like to hear some clear condemnations from the White House, not that that would ever happen.

  • twinelm

    1Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
    I think a case can be made that this is an apt description of Islamists everywhere…

  • garretso

    President Obama,
    Where do you stand on this one? Do you approve of the violent persecution of Christians?

  • dr.music

    By Insisting on calling muslims Islamists is wrong.. Muslims are muslims ONLY because of islam. MUSLIM is Muslim. period!!

    It is not yet widely known that Pure muslim is a term for a very very evil human being.
    So When will muslims be allowed to realise that islam is haram ?
    And how will they realise that islam is haram?
    Only when the supreme courts start questioning the koran loudly and in full hearing of the planet will muslims see mohammad’s mad trip. The answer is in and by our supreme courts in the very end.

  • dr.music

    "Our mullah told us that when we carried out our suicide attacks, all the people around us would die, but we would stay alive"
    If muslims could leave islam without being killed by other muslims how many muslims would be left on the planet ? Answer : zero or none. It is the threat to one's life that keeps islam evil and populated. These muslim slaves of invented allah are doomed forever in the hands of the madman who invented allah and brought a curse on every thing and everyone islam touches. Islam haram. Repeat after me …islam haram. Understand?
    Islam is the problem. Islam has to be abolished. As long as even one human is a muslim this planet will never see peace. Take my word for it.
    Islam is the problem. Islam makes people evil. This is a fact.

  • dr.music

    Evil people are a big drain to our planet’s resources like a raging fire. For our planet’s limited resources and our safety we should kill each and every fire once we have identified it as evil. Feeding a fire is suicide and not good for our planet’s resources.so in the end what will happen to islam? Will islam just vanish? Islam has to be abolished.
    Evil people are a big drain to our planet’s resources like a raging fire. For our planet’s limited resources and our safety we should kill each and every fire once we have identified it as evil. Feeding a fire is suicide and not good for our planet’s resources.

    So in the end what will happen to islam ?
    Will islam just vanish?

    "They said nothing's better than paradise and you can earn that by killing non-believers."
    "They prayed all the time and read the koran so i thought they were good people."
    "women should be exposed to the day light three times in their lives. When they are born, when they are married and when they die." – islamic saying.

  • Mustaffa Moohammed

    Why oh Why would anyone even remotely think obama cares a bit about anyone other than muzlims. BHO is without any doubt a practicing muzlim. show me one, just one place where he went against muzlims in support of anyone else. The wars and civil wars are distractions allowed by the queeran as deception. Why would any sane person believe BHO would lift a finger to help Jew or Christian. Unless it supports islam's cause he will let them all die or become sex toys for the mullahs.

  • Ghostwriter

    And Muslims continue to wonder why Americans have such a negative view of their religion. Probably because of stuff like what the article has been talking about.

  • dr.music

    Soon the whole world will be muslim.superb. Children will be raped legally because mohammad did it. Too good .
    And murder will be sanctioned because mohammad did it. Super cool.
    Women will lose their faces and their identities and all dignity. Fantastic.
    What a glorious age it will be.
    Smelly beards and semen stains on clothes will be high fashion. So good.
    Islam is glorious. Islam is the one . What a planet it will be. Allah o akbar allah o akbar….allah o akbar…. Islam is on the march….allah o akbar….

    When the whole world turns muslim and the real muslim age will start that will be the final passing of our lovely age that we had always thought that it would last forever and we'd live on mars and have fancy toys and all would be happy and lovely ….but we hadn't the guts to stop islam and then every one had to turn muslim OR DIE and hell started and suddenly we were and will always be in the seventh century barbariaty and before we know it we AND OUR CHILDREN were the imposed dynosaurs thanks to islam …. the days of logic had long passed … passed ….passed…

  • dr.music

    And what the brits and the yanks and all all all non-muslims don't understand is that the islam juggernaut is going to show the world just how it's going to happen to everyone else…as the british scream and shout at islam to behave islam is just not listening …as islam boot-crushes the UK first and turns it's head and attention to the next nearby victim…the rest of the planet will feel fear and fear only…then it's just a matter of time…. the full world will be muslim.
    welcome to the glorious age of islam…our sweet and dear great grand children will be in it as muslims.

  • dr.music

    The teenager of tomorrow is named Mohammed, and he takes his inspiration not from the constitutional laws, but the vile Koran. His heroes are not MAHATMA GANDHI or Winston Churchill or George Washington, but that bloody butcher of men and raper of women and little girls, the Islamic self proclaimed prophet Mohammed. He thinks of non-muslim girls as whores, of non-muslim culture as corrupt and worthless, and feels he owes no obedience to its laws or its governments. The word 'Islamophobia' makes him chuckle. He likes the idea that the natives are afraid of him. "They should be," he thinks. They should be indeed. Because evil is rising ….thru him …..watch….

  • Dispozovdaburka

    wORLD WIDE AND NATIONAL MEDIA:

    Ho Hum, Ho Hum.

    Christians and Jews being slaughtered and displaced,
    Ho Hum., Ho Hum.
    Islam califate,
    Ho Hum Ho Hum.
    Israel partitioned for Islam
    Ho Hum, Ho Hum.
    Enjoy the short term Petrodollars.
    What?
    Ho Hum
    Money makes the world go around,…….
    Ho Hum