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Muslim Brotherhood Defends Church Burnings, Military Pledges to Rebuild Burned Churches
Posted By Daniel Greenfield On August 16, 2013 @ 4:01 pm In The Point | 7 Comments
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The Pope [of the Copts] participates in unseating the first elected Islamist President.
The Pope accuses Islamist Shariaa (Law) of being backward and stagnant
The Pope sponsors Black Block groups to instigate chaos, cut roads, besiege and storm mosques
The Pope calls upon Copts to participate in June 30 demonstrations to remove the Islamist President
The Pope objects to [Constitution] articles enforcing Islamist Identity and withdraws from the Constituent Assembly
The Pope was first to support ElSisi’s call to get a popular mandate to kill Muslims, with the result of more than 500 deaths today
The Pope sends a memo to the new [constituent] commission to abolish “Shariaa” articles [from the constitution]
After all of this: You ask, why are they burning churches?
Burning places of worship is a crime.
But for the Church to wage a war on Islam and Muslims is a worse crime.
Every action generates a reaction.
All that is a longwinded cowardly way of saying that the Coptic Christians were oppressing the Muslim Brotherhood by opposing Islamist rule and deserved to get their churches burned by Muslim Brotherhood supporters.
In English, the Muslim Brotherhood has a different sort of message, denying any involvement.
Dr Morad Ali, a spokesman for the Freedom and Justice Party, said on Friday that internet pages featuring the party’s logo that justified the assaults were fakes designed to incite sectarian violence.
“(The party) stand firmly against any attack — even verbal — against churches,” he said in a statement. “Our revolution is peaceful.”
Ali probably should have stopped with his first sentence. The Muslim Brotherhood has never been peaceful. It certainly isn’t now. It may be peaceful in the Islamic sense, but not in the conventional meaning of the word.
The Egyptian military meanwhile is stepping forward and promising to use its resources to rebuild the churches.
The Egyptian defense minister has ordered the repair and reconstruction of all churches that suffered damage in the country’s violent demonstrations since the Egyptian military removed President Mohamed Morsi from power last month.
Defense minister Col. Gen. Abdel Fattah El-Sisi intends to fix the damage to Coptic churches at Rabaa Adaweya and Nahda squares, according to a report by the Mid-East Christian News.
“The Egyptian defense minister ordered the engineering department of the armed forces to swiftly repair all the affected churches, in recognition of the historical and national role played by our Coptic brothers,” read a statement that aired on Egyptian television.
We’ll see if that happens, but for the moment, the military is drawing Coptic Christians deeper into its orbit, not that they have been given much choice by the Muslim Brotherhood.
Flash back to the attacks on churches in Egypt during the original protests against Mubarak. Back then liberals were denying that Islamists were responsible and claiming that the attacks had been orchestrated by the Egyptian military and Mubarak loyalists.
That has clearly proven not to be the case. But expect the Muslim Brotherhood to revive that claim shortly and expect the media to seriously entertain the notion while ignoring the voices of Coptic Christians.
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