Denying the Jihad Against Christians

Robert Spencer is the director of Jihad Watch and author of the New York Times bestsellers The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) and The Truth About Muhammad. His latest book, Arab Winter Comes to America: The Truth About the War We're In, is now available.


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An Islamic jihad-martyrdom suicide bomber murdered twenty-two people and wounded eighty more at the Coptic Christian Church of the Saints in Alexandria, Egypt on New Year’s Eve. Predictably enough, this mass murder has not resulted in any worldwide revulsion against Islamic jihadists, or general recognition of how Islamic supremacists and jihadists are persecuting Christians not only in Egypt, but in Iraq, Pakistan, Indonesia, Nigeria, and elsewhere also. Instead, it has brought only new and imaginative twists on the usual evasion, obfuscation, denial and finger-pointing that generally follow jihad attacks.

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was one of the first to muddy the waters, claiming that “foreign hands… a terrorist operation that is alien to us,” rather than homegrown jihadists, carried out the attack. “All of Egypt is targeted,” Mubarak went on, digging deeper. “This blind terrorism does not differentiate between Copts and Muslims.”

Yet no mosque was targeted, and no Muslim was killed. It was a remarkable coincidence that this “blind terrorism” that did not “differentiate between Copts and Muslims” struck at a Coptic church, killing only Christians and no Muslims at all.

But the facts didn’t stop Barack Obama, either. Obama’s statement was better than Mubarak’s in that he acknowledged that “the perpetrators of this attack were clearly targeting Christian worshipers.” However, he also claimed that the attack killed and injured people “from both the Christian and Muslim communities.” No Muslims were actually killed or injured in the attack. And if the perpetrators (unnamed by Obama) were indeed “clearly targeting Christian worshipers,” what was Obama’s point in going out of his way to say that Muslims were hurt also? Did that claim make the crime more heinous in his eyes? Or did he think that it would mitigate the harsh reality of the fact that believing Muslims, acting in the name of Islam, were the anonymous perpetrators that he dared not name?

Others found more imaginative ways to try to mitigate that harsh reality. Lebanese Shi’ite leader Sheikh Abdel Amir Kabalan said: “This terrorist act bears the fingerprints of Zionists who keep on targeting religious sights [sic] and are working to … sow discord between Muslims and Christians.” Iran’s PressTV, in an unsigned editorial, struck a tone so similar as to give the impression that a set of talking points were being circulated: “The fresh plot by terrorists to target churches is an organized Zionist scenario aimed at creating a rift between Muslims and Christians.”

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  • Chezwick_Mac

    The evidence mounts daily. Is it still 16,000 Islamic terror attacks since 9-11? Perhaps by now it's 17,000?…or 18,000?

    The average Joe may be awakening from his slumber….but for the elite, the ignorance is WILLFUL. No amount of empirical evidence will be allowed to undermine their multicultural narrative, that all non-whites are intrinsically benign and victimized. Should a single culture representing the "other" be allowed to fall outside the parameters of acceptability, the whole rotten premise crumbles like a house of cards.

    And so, the evasions and obfuscations roll merrily on: The Muslim slaughter of Christians, whether occurring in Egypt, or Nigeria, or Pakistan, or the Philippines, or elsewhere, is merely "inter-communal violence"…with no right, no wrong, no good, no bad, no perpetrator, no victim.

    Orwell himself would have been impressed. Big Brother need not be government…in this case, he is represented mostly by a narrative, a culture, propped up and imposed upon us by academics, lawyer-politicians, and newsroom editors.

    2 plus 2 equals 5….at least sometimes. Don't forget it.

    • Wyatt

      Absolutely right on target. We are being destroyed by our own devices. The ignorance IS willful at the highest levels including the George Soros controlled White House. It is the enemy within that will destoy this country because they refuse to recognize the real enemy.

  • BS77

    My prayers go out to the families of the dead and the wounded.

    The people who plan and make these horrible bombings cannot hide behind religion. They are EVIL,….they have a sickness of the soul .

    • Spirit_Of_1683

      Sorry, the perpetrators aren't hiding behind their religion – they're using the teachings of their evil religion and wicked prophet as THE motivating factor to murder Coptic Christians in cold blood, just like their fellow Muslims have been doing so to murder over 300 million infidels (and probably many more) in cold blood throughout the last 14 centuries right up to this day, for the 'crime' of not being Muslims, not wanting to be Muslims, or not wanting to be ruled by Muslims implementing Sharia law. And there would have been many more infidel victims had we not been 'sheltered in the strong arms of science' according to Winston Churchill, and that science gave us the breech loader and the Maxim. Sadly, the products of our science being made readily available to Muslims, coupled with political correctness, multiculturalist pap, and our myopia, are now oiling the wheels of the Jihad.

  • SHmuelHaLevi

    Anyone expecting islamics to restraint or identify others of their sect as vile murderers, is wasting his or her time.
    That cult of death must be utterly defeated, rolled back and diminished.
    Those are beasts that pray on the weak, un informed, un prepared.
    Unless we all, the Sunday, Saturday people and Indus and other religions unite to bring that malevolent garbage under control, they will committ endless mass murders.
    They intend to murder millions more and they must face the same fate in return.
    The time line is approaching fast.

  • BUTSeriously

    Osama – oops I mean Obama, bowed before a Saudi terror regime and proclaimed America will never be at war with Islam. This filth also said Israel was a result of the holocaust – when the reverse is the case: the hlociast happened because Jews were robbed of their land. If Nixon was impeached – Osama, oops I mean Obama – is getting away with absolute evil. The sad reality is that America has lost the oval office and her balls, emulating the lost cause of Eurostan.

  • http://apollospaeks.townhall.com ApolloSpeaks

    COPTS ON THE MOSLEM CHOPPING BLOCK

    Perhaps inspired by the glorious tales of Moslem invaders who ransacked Egypt, torched churches and mass murdered Christian Copts a Moslem suicide bomber blew himself up along with 21 Christians outside a Church New Years Day in Alexandria-a city named after the tolerant conqeror of the ancient world. After decades of violent persecution, kidnappings, rapes, arson, theft, forced conversions and murder are Copts finally getting the message that Moslems in their country from the government on down don't want them there? That they're intent on pleasing Allah and the Prophet's bloodthirsty soul with the reality of a Christian free Egypt? Perhaps only then will Egypt regain its leadership position in the Middle East and throughout the Sunni world-Allah is generous with his blessings. Heck, if the Moslem Brothers and Hamas in neighboring Israel are powerless to drive the Zionists into the sea what better way to satisfy a disappointed God than by ridding Egypt of infidel Copts? The Copts are on the chopping block while the world ignores their cries.

    Click my name for more on this story

  • johne

    A new legal body must be formed to stop islam and outlaw the koran under hate speech and incitement laws in the usa. This body must fight with all it’s might to remove islam as an accepted religion under the law.
    Islam must not be allowed to continue it’s rein of terror ..

  • kafir4life

    I think that the egyptian president mubarak failed to point out that islam is (from what I've heard from muslims and seen by the action of muslims) a cult of gutter trash that was invented by a warlord pedophile named mad mo the pig faced prophet. Had he had the courage to point out that one little fact, that he worships a made up moon god that was born in the diseased mind of the most digusting excuse for a human that ever walked the earth, he might be a little more credible.

    Can you imagnie how low your self-esteem must be to accept the rantings of an epileptic madman that thinks that his feces is a "holy book", and named it "the noble koran".

    There used to be a whiny little islamist poser on here (abdullard, I think…..from texas) that used to say that if the Copts don't feel safe in egypt, that they should leave.

    • davarino

      Soon abdullard wont feel safe in Texas and will want to leave

      • kafir4life

        I disagree. He'll be safe in Texas because we don't behave like muslims.

        • Spirit_Of_1683

          Its a pity Abdullards in Texas and not in Pakistan.

  • Larry

    Not one Christian leader including the Pope have had the courage to condemn the Muslim terrorists for their attacks on the Christian community. In the Middle East they are murdering Christians by the hundreds, in Africa by the tens of thousand. With all this not one word of condemnation from Europe,The Vatican or the UN Human Rites Commission. They are just to busy condemning Israel. Be aware this is what the Islamists have in store for the Christian World.

    • balavendrian

      pax
      brother
      We Christians have High Jacked our Faith , we are not like the Templar . who fight and die for the faith. its time we stand for our faith , the pope can only Talk but wont act

      So its Islamization of the Christian one day the pope will become a Muslim him self this is inter religious Dialogue.what a joke.

      • Greg

        Come on. Read up. The Popes form the 60's on have written that they want a one world government and currency. Pope wants the power of heading the one world church. Catholics just follow the Pope like sheep. I have a family full of catholics and none have read the Bible. The Pope is as evil as satan himself. Pray for Christians not catholics. There is a world of difference.

      • Greg

        Come on. Read up. The Popes form the 60's on have written that they want a one world government and currency. Pope wants the power of heading the one world church. Catholics just follow the Pope like sheep. I have a family full of catholics and none have read the Bible. The Pope is as evil as satan himself. Pray for Christians not catholics. There is a world of difference.

    • ben adam

      The Pope is not a christian leader sir, he's a leader of a Pagan worldy church that masquerades as Christain, please stop calling Cathoilcs Christian. Islam beleive it ot not had its origins in the Easten Catholic church, they use the same symbols and worship the same mesopotamian ancient false Gods.

  • Andres de Alamaya

    Every comment to this point has been valid. But what I miss is a call to action. The free world needs to warn Islamic states that whenever a Jihadist from one of their countries tries to hurt one of our states there will be immediate response. For a 9/11 we take out a whole city in Saudi Arabia since most of the skyjackers were from Saudi Arabia. They need to be given incentive to eliminate the radicals in their midst. Also the Saudis need to pay for the twin towers and the lost lives and the medical costs. Concurrently, the free world needs to tightly control who preaches and what is preached in the proliferating mosques in the free world. Since no churches or synagogues can be built in Muslim states why should the free world allow them to fill our world with their Trojan Horse mosques?

    • Spirit_Of_1683

      There was one way of making the Saudis pay for the 9/11 atrocity. Invading their country and taking their oil. Oh, and planting a giant crucifix in the heart of Mecca and Medina. That is what the US would have done had it been like Victorian Britain.

  • Gamaliel Isaac

    Of course Mubarak blames foreign elements. He wants the billions of U.S. aid to keep flowing to his Jihadi regime.

  • http://pibillwarner.wordpress.com/ pibillwarner

    Robert Spencer is a gas bag who drones on and on over a terrorists attack that was clearly devised by Al-Qaeda who kills Christians, Muslims, Copts, and anyone else that gets in their way.

    • duh_swami

      Gets in their way of what?
      If you are real, you are fake…PI Warner has no credibility, especially when it comes to his object of worship R Spencer…

      • Spirit_Of_1683

        It seems pibillwarner is as stupid as his avatar looks.

    • balavendrian

      pax
      AL -Qaeda is a christian Org . what a joke . Robert Spencer is not a Gas Bag. One day the Muslims will put in the Bag, then you know what they are . if you cannot join us join them. see the movie Kingdom of Heaven.
      who supports the AL- Qaeda.

      you are not in Asia . you know Nothing.

  • Jacques Raymond

    After an initial chuckle at Mubarak's statement, I almost wanted to weep at the even more ridiculous pronouncements from the Muslim leaders claiming the attack was a Zionist plot. We are looking at a culture that cannot, in general, admit to any wrongs or problems within their midst, and has almost no introspection over the evils committed in the name of their religion. Until that happens, any hope for change is hopeless.

  • http://pibillwarner.wordpress.com/ pibillwarner

    FRONTPAGE RAG…David Horowitz Financed the Violent Black Panthers in the 1970′s Now he Finances Radical Activists Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer’s Ground Zero Mosque Protests. SEE LINK http://pibillwarner.wordpress.com/2010/09/06/davi

    • http://southernrunner.blogspot.com loseyateefa

      business must be bad for you if all you can do is lurk here and post the exact opposite of truth. the readers of this site are intelligent conservative patriotic defenders of good. and you are not. does anyone read you?

      • Spirit_Of_1683

        What pibillwarnerscum proves is that they must allow laptops into asylums.

    • misha marchenko

      Hey punk Warner. What are your scholarly credentials before you attack Robert Spencer? Do you despise Horowitz because he supported the Black Panthers 40 years ago or because he turned against them and works against the new Nazis, the IslamoNazis and their henchmen like Imam Rauf?

  • BS77

    Pilbilwarner is a clod….don't bother responding to this garbage peddler.

  • benadam

    Doesnt surpirise me int he least, all the brave goverments (socialist) are pandering to the Islamic propoganda to try and appease these so-called peace lovers. The world is deceived by there lies and Obama (the Muslim, is just a part of there plans for world domination. One day these lazy people in the West will wake up, One day a great clash of these ancient tribes will come. I hope it comes sooner for you simply cannot make peace with the sons of Ishmael for like there forefathers they are violent and aggressive to the very core

  • rbla

    Give the Muslims credit: they are very skilful at finding useful idiots whenever needed. When they want to build a mosque, for example at Ground Zero, they identify themselves as the "new Jews" and obtain support from nitwits in the Jewish leadership worried about Christian anti-Semitism. When they commit a masscre of Christians they claim a Zionist conspiracy thereby diverting attention away from themselves and turning Christians against Jews.

  • samsgran1948

    In the Liberal mindset, Christianity is the bloodiest and most repressive religion in the world, and its followers deserve what they get. You will not hear a single word of protest from any one who matters. The Pope will be left standing alone in his defense of the Copts and every other Christian community left in the Muslim world.

    • Mo_

      You are absolutely right! They won't say it out loud, but most liberals despise Christianity and Christians, and so they couldn't care less about this. They are probably happy about it!

      • trickyblain

        I really enjoy reading the postings of folks who "know" what a large, diverse goup of people "think."

        If they don't say it out loud, how do you know?

        • Spirit_Of_1683

          Of course, we all know you think Hitler didn't gas enough Jews.

  • Greg

    Islam is hate and a dead soul. To worship a murdering pedophile is all you need to know to understand. Obama has agreed to let the UN run American banks, has agreed to use UN money, (the UN dollar so to speak), has signed on to the weapon ban for civilians. Elections have consequences and we are paying with the downfall of the USA at the hands of a ruling muzlim.

  • http://www.mysapce.com/freddawes1776/ Fred Dawes

    Islam wants only one thing from you! your life, read his books i have many, by the way all muslims want you inside a prison camp and all muslims hate you and want you dead,dead,dead in fact all muslims and its so called system must murder you for God it is the way for all muslims. Once you understand what the muslim is you can fight the good fight and understand the Geopoltice war against all free people.

  • G Carson

    All that is necessary for evil to succeed is for good men to do nothing.

    • Spirit_Of_1683

      Or produce far too many clods like trickyblain and pibillwarnerscum.

  • Chris

    To Obama, the killers are freedom fighters. That the Muslim shiiteheads in the ME spin their taqiyya tale of nonsense is par for the course. That an American president takes their side again and again is the most disturbing. I find it impossible to believe that the poseur in chief is or ever was a Christian.

  • waltjr

    They came first for the Communists,
    and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist.

    Then they came for the trade unionists,
    and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist.

    Then they came for the Jews,
    and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew.

    Then they came for me
    and by that time no one was left to speak up.

  • http://www.bashy.dk Bashy Quraishy

    The violent attacks on Christian co-citizens in Iraq and Egypt are a disgrace and must be condemned as strongly as possible. There should not be any buts, ifs or pointing the fingers at anyone else except those who did it. On this point, I support Robert Spencer and those who want Islamic countries to protect its minorities. This is the duty of those states to arrest, prosecute and punish the perpetrators severely.

    But Spencer and his cohorts are exhibiting the same racist tendencies, as the killers of Christians do – namely hate the others. There is no Jihad or anti-Christian crusade going on in any Islamic country. The fact is that there are some religious nutcases, actually very few – among the vast peaceful Muslim communities who misuse the name of Islam and are committing crimes and violence against non-Muslims under the pretext of avenging USA’s killing of Muslims in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia and many other countries.
    So the best thing, the USA can do for the peace is to get out of Muslim countries thus taking the excuse away from the violent extremists.
    According to International Herald Tribune, these attacks have been widely condemned by regional ( Muslim) countries, European Officials and Muslim, Christian and Jewish leaders including the Pope Benedict XV1.
    Kind regards

    Bashy Quraishy

    • btilly

      When Muslims go home and take your black converts with you, then America will get oujt of ME. Stop using planes built by others and phones made by others-make your own. Stop sl;avery of black Africans, stop screwing children, and stop beating women and stop lying like your allah as in Quran 3:54 which says your allah is the greatest deceiver, liar, in other words Satan the Devil. Islamic love-lying, takki or kitman.

    • Spirit_Of_1683

      Islam isn't a race, pigbrain. Perhaps I should apologise to pigs because they're far more intelligent and useful than a Muslim.

      • trickyblain

        Yes. He should have used the words "idiotic bigot" — as nicely demonstrated by your lame post.

        • Spirit_Of_1683

          And it seems I should have mentioned that a pig is far more intelligent and useful than trickyblain as well.

          What an uncharacteristic oversight that was.

  • Tom_Billesley

    The Egyptian Bar Association wouldn't show any prejudice. Would it?

    from Jerusalem Post / AP
    http://www.jpost.com/MiddleEast/Article.aspx?id=2

    A coalition of Egyptian lawyers accused Israel of being behind an terror attack in Alexandria that killed 22 members of the Christian Copt sect attending midnight mass on New Year's eve, Army Radio reported Monday.

    "The Mossad carried out the the operation in a natural reaction to the latest uncovering of an Israeli espionage network," the lawyers accused at a rally in memory of the victims, organized by the Egyptian Bar Association, according to the report.

    • Chris

      Ya, and the Egyptian Guards were ordered by Mossad to leave 1 hour before the blast took place.

  • btilly

    Why is it that the Jews do it all. Invent things and Mussies do nothing but blame. The Jooos did it, insane as is islam.

    • Spirit_Of_1683

      Muslims have invented one thing: The infidel-beheading DVD video.

  • Charles

    Jesus' injunction to "turn the other cheek" in the face of aggression has induced a somewhat passive response set in Christians. That is a moral issue. But even if one accepts that moral imperative, it does not mean that one should not speak the truth. I have read as much as I could find in English on the attack on the Coptic church. It is evident that the Egyptian government is wobbly, Mubarak is sick and dying, there is concern about succession, the Muslim Brotherhood may be set to explode when he dies, that the Copts are a small minority, etc., etc. Governments choose the course of action least likely to threaten their power. The Egyptians have done precisely that! Is that course a moral one? Of course not! So pressure needs to be applied.

    As a point of departure, I would be far more willing to accept X number of immigrants to the U.S. who are Copts than those who are Muslim. Can there be any debate?

  • Hannibarca

    Remember:it was GW Bush who called Islam the "religion of peace" and also told us to go shopping while the shards of 9/11 dead were still smoking in the debris scattered over lower Manhattan, VA and PA. Clueless,elitist "progressives" telling us what to think and when to spend our money are a blight on our Republic.

  • John

    The basic issue which is rarely mentioned, is that the Koran (which MUST be obeyed by
    ALL Muslims) makes the STANDING demand : " Kill the Infidel wherever you may find him ! " and hundreds of similar demands to murder or convert ALL non-Muslims. That is their aim.
    It is nonsense to attempt a counter argument that Jews and Christians are no better..
    Neither of these religions has a holy book containing a STANDING demand to kill other
    religions. So, killings by Jews in the Old Testament were done for a specific once off
    situation. Christians are told to " do good to them that despitefully use you." and " Love
    your enemies." There are several ME countries controlled by Sharia ( Islamic) laws where all other religions are are illegal. There are NO countries controlled by Judeo-Christian laws although the democratic freedom enjoyed in Western countries is the result of Judeo-Christian influence.

  • waterwillows

    Bashy Quraishy,

    Muslims do not murder because they have the 'excuse' of some one in their lands. They are ready to murder when they are still youngsters, as having been taught so.
    Muslims murder because that is what they do and because that is what they are. They will continue to murder everyone until they are forcefully stopped.
    There are no peace loving muslims. If they loved peace they would not be at the mosque, nor would they allow their children to be at the mosque to learn only hate. The so called 'moderate' muslims are worse than the jihads, because the jihad is at least far more open about his intentions.
    There is no peace with Islam, nor is there any peace in Islam. I think you got yourself a wooden nickel.

    • Spirit_Of_1683

      Muslims don't call it murder when they murder infidels in cold blood. Muslims see murdering an infidel as a good deed, and if you're an infidel you cannot reason with that type of thinking. That leaves little choice but to reduce it to "It's him or me".

  • Lib

    thats what happens when you start a crusade against muslims. and before anyone goes on about sept 11 2001, be nice if you pointed to a little evidence first.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzNhAo1zBD4

    • Spirit_Of_1683

      When you start a crusade against Muslims you clear them from your lands as in the Reconquista, and the years following the battle of Vienna in 1683. Of course, you belong in a lunatic asylum along with the rest of your fellow cockroach-brained liberal losers.

  • John

    The basic issue which is rarely mentioned, is that the Koran (which MUST be obeyed by

  • Abhinav

    I am amazed that christians, despite their superior military might as compared to muslims, are increasingly under seige of jihadi murderers. from egypt to iraq to ivory coast in africa. while you guys in america are rightly worried about the killing of christians in iraq & egypt, you people are probably unaware of what’s about to happen in ivory coast. the marauding muslims of the north are trying their best to butcher the christians of the south, using the pretext of ‘unfair’ elections. christians of the world, i have said it before and i’ll say it again, let not your technological progress and material comforts blind you to this ever-advancing muslim threat. learn from the centuries-long plight of hindus of indian subcontinent at the hands of muslims, learn before it’s too late even for you, just like it’s too late for hindus of indian subcontinent now.

  • John Rutley

    Western dupes are at it again. Instead of stating what it really is – an islamic terrorist attack probably known before hand by the Egyptian authorities, they try to find any excuse to appease the muslim world. As an Atheist I have no truck with any stone age religious twaddle but murder is murder whatever ones religious convictions. We should not be afraid to say what such acts are; arrogant racist muslim bigots trying to bomb their way to world supremacy.

  • Paardestaart

    The west doesn't react to the attacks let alone protest them because the elitists in charge hate christianity themselves, Therefore religious presecution does not kindle any sympathy in their hearts, unless it is exotics who are being persecuted. They like to believe that the jews have brought persecution on their own heads because of religious fanaticism, and of course 'we' in the west deserve what's coming to us because of the 'crusades, colonialism and exploitation' in the christian era..
    Because of the secular elite religion – progessivist statism- western politicians see no harm in forcing sharia on their own populations, so why would they feel any sympathy for christian religious zealots in far away countries?
    They can convert, can't they?

  • Denise

    I'd be curious to know how many of the MSM celebrated Christmas as a holy day yet not address the jihad against Christians in their columns.

  • Texasron

    I wonder how many suicide bombings there would be if there were no Muslims in the world.

    • Denise

      zero

  • PAthena

    The Copts are descendants of the early Christians, and Alexandria was a center of Christianity. The Arabs conquered much later – Mohammed having lived in the seventh century. The Copts are pharoanic, that is, descended from the Egyptians who lived in ancient Egypt before the Arab conquest, and the language they use in their churches is the ancient Egyptian language.

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