Saturday, January 08, 2011

Salim Mansur on the jihadi start to 2011

Ethnic cleansing, jihadi style. Wake up jihadi apologists of the west.
So dan gardner is mad at being lumped in with the other jihadi apologists. He minimizes what is the existential threat to western civilzation, so I guess jihadi enabler is the better term.
The New Year’s Day bombing of a Coptic church in Alexandria, Egypt, leaving at least 23 dead and scores wounded, and the murder of a leading politician in Islamabad, Pakistan a few days later were not distant events or unconnected.

They highlight the systematic strangulation by Islamists — at war with modernity and the reason, freedom and democracy it represents — of what remains of a sick and battered civilization that long ago did inspire people to make their world admirable and beautiful.

The meaning of the New Year’s bombing is evil and transparent as daylight.

Islamists are determined to drive Christians and other minorities out of the greater Middle East — the region between the Nile and the Indus — through pogroms and intimidations. Those remaining meekly submit to their degraded status of “dhimmi” or subject people among Muslims.

Copts of Egypt — their number is estimated around 10 million — are one of the oldest Christian communities in the Middle East. Their origin goes back to the early decades of the first century in the Christian era, and predates by several centuries the arrival of Arabs bringing Islam with them.

Increasingly ugly

The campaign against Copts is old and in recent decades has turned increasingly ugly. While imams regularly pillory Copts from their pulpits — as did Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, the blind imam serving a life term in a U.S. prison for his role in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing — the conduct of the Egyptian government in protecting minorities, to put it mildly, has been shameful.

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