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Coptic Christian Leaders Condemn Hate from Obama’s Islamist Adviser
Posted By Daniel Greenfield On October 13, 2013 @ 10:52 am In The Point | 45 Comments
Mohamed Elibiary has doubled down on his church-burning Brotherhood’s R4BIA hate symbol. In Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood’s followers continue to persecute Coptic Christians while Obama and his advisers seem bent only on finding ways to restore the terrorist hate group to power.
Coptic leaders are speaking out about the hate from the Obama adviser.
Major Coptic leaders are condemning Mohamed Elibiary, an Obama administration Homeland Security adviser, for suggesting that Copts who raise awareness of anti-Christian violence in Egypt promote “Islamophobic” bigotry.
Elibiary sent out a series of tweets that Coptic leaders found offensive last month. The tweets appeared to chastise the Coptic community for lobbying on behalf of their relatives in Egypt. He targeted them because they had aligned themselves with conservative groups that he called “Islamophobic.”
“VERY disturbing if true: bit.ly/18xotzi US DHS adviser accuses #Coptic #Christians of inciting Muslims! #Speechless! Pls comment!” Bishop Angaelos, Coptic Pope Tawadros II’s personal representative in the United Kingdom wrote in a Sept. 28 Twitter post.
Elibiary initially defended sporting the R4BIA on his Twitter profile, saying “#R4BIA=#Freedom4ALL.” But he relented to pressure Friday and removed it. “While I did remove #R4BIA twibbon as I updated my profile, my view & support of its human rights & pro democracy values continue. #AntiCoup,” Elibiary wrote.
R4BIA takes its name from Cairo’s Rabia ad-Alawiya Square, where hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood protesters were killed in armed clashes with Egyptian security forces in August.
The #R4BIA platform includes a litany of principles that run in open opposition to Western values. It invokes concepts such as: “pure martyrdom”; “unification of the Muslim World”; “the end of Zionists”.
The R4BIA platform page makes extensive positive references to Sayyid Qutb, a Muslim Brotherhood leader executed in 1966 who explicitly called for violent jihad against infidels; his books are replete with massive anti-Semitic and anti-Christian dogma and conspiracies such as the Jews’ control of world finance.
Yet Elibiary repeatedly defends Qutb on Twitter and elsewhere. On Sept. 28, he posted a clip of an Arabic documentary about Qutb.
Elibiary lectured the Copts after the blog appeared for attacking groups such as the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) because of their historic connections to the Muslim Brotherhood, and for their alignment with so-called “Islamophobes”. He then called the Copts’ work with “Islamophobes” and their criticism of American Islamic groups contrary to the cause of religious freedom.
It’s ironic that Elibiary would use religious freedom to silence Christian Copts, because that is what his Muslim Brotherhood is doing to Copts in Egypt. For Elibiary and the Brotherhood, religious freedom only applies to Muslims.
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