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Rantings of a Sandmonkey

Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Entropy continued

The situation in Alexandria keeps getting worse. After attacking the church last week, and stabbing a nun 3 days ago, 5000 demonstrators, coming right out of the mosque after Friday prayer, clashed with the police as they tried to attack the church once again, and then tried again in the evening, leaving one protester dead and dozens wounded. Here is a picture of the crowd.. Posted by Picasa the clashes... Posted by Picasa and here is the story: "Nearly 5,000 faithful gathered after Friday prayers as they exited from a mosque in the Moharem Bek area in Alexandria and proceeded towards the Mar (Saint) Girgis church," the interior ministry said. "A police force tried to prevent the protesters from approaching the church and attacking it, but they did not heed police warnings and stoned the church, the force and passersby, which resulted in injuries," the ministry said. "This left the police with no option but to use tear gas to disperse them," the statement added. The crowd dispersed and then after Iftar, they came back again, and this time the violence turned deadly: One Muslim protestor was killed and dozens more wounded in violent clashes with police in Alexandria amid mounting tensions in the Egyptian Mediterranean city over a Christian video, the interior ministry said. Following an earlier demonstration that had gathered at least 5,000 people, Muslims angered by release of a DVD by the Saint Girgis Church grouped outside the building again in the evening after breaking their Ramadan fast. Twenty policemen and sixty protestors were wounded, an interior ministry spokesman told AFP. One wounded protestor, named as Mohammed Zakariya, later succumbed to his injuries in hospital. One police car and six other vehicles were burned in the clashes, which were still ongoing. Fifty-three protestors had been arrested, the ministry said. Imagine, all of this started because an MB candidate for a parliamentarian seat wanted to ensure that his christian rival doesn't get to compete or win this year. And people wonder what I have against the MB. Well, MB admirers and advocates, take a good look: this is what you are supporting. Doesn't that make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside? Morons.

9 Comments:

At 10/22/2005 04:40:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

people in egypt have been living in peace for so long they are fed up, they want to emulate the Iraq & West bank scenes. People seem to be charged so much & saturated with anger & despair they will burn their country & not give a damn about it....woe to the future generations if this goes unpunished !

 
At 10/22/2005 07:08:00 AM, Blogger Cindy said...

No mention in the story of "WHO" whipped them into a killing frenzy. Any Ideas?

 
At 10/22/2005 10:08:00 AM, Blogger Scorekeeper said...

Sandmonkey,
You are the man, but again you're ignoring the underlying problem. That is that people could this easily be drawn into violence by something as silly as this due to the intolerance and fundamentalism taught in the Mosques in Egypt.

The problem is the intolerance in the zeitgeist of Islam as it practiced in Egypt... maybe not as a whole, I don't know, but certainly a large and mainstream enough amount.

The fact that a play that expresses an opinion can be thought of in anyway to justify a violent or virulent response.

 
At 10/22/2005 10:11:00 AM, Blogger Scorekeeper said...

Again, and this is in a country where Islam is 90-95% of the population and the Coopts are a powerless oppressed minority?

 
At 10/22/2005 01:28:00 PM, Blogger Papa Ray said...

In most countries, you go to church to recieve blessings, to give them and to hear words of hope, salvation and goodness.

In many Mosques all over the world, you go to recieve the same things but instead, you get lies and words of hatred, revenge and intolerance.

But we all know that Islam is the religion of peace.

But at what price?

Papa Ray
West Texas
USA

 
At 10/22/2005 03:03:00 PM, Blogger Scorekeeper said...

The only way it's even going to get exposed and recognized, is by people like Sandmonkey and others from within saying enough of the bullshit. Because Western PC Libs are either afraid to say a word about anything, buy the Islamist Pan Arabist nonsense spouted by every Dictator's rep on CNN, BBC etc.. or are fully assisting the Islamists like Michael Moore and the Iraqi "Resistance".

The intolerance isn't going to change either if they're allowed to get away with the nonsense of blaming or stating that the Israeli Pali conflict in any way somehow effects it.

Clinton's words were if we can make peace at least we can take away that excuse from them and they'll have to change. Real wishful nonsense I won't even call it thinking - as the saying goes.

 
At 10/22/2005 05:10:00 PM, Anonymous Tina said...

hmmmm, and where exactly is the MB trying to take Egypt? If I'm not mistaken, tourism is a very large portion of your economy. Do they think Christian tourists will be willing to continue to come to Egypt to spend their dollars? Or do they plan on running an ad campaign that says "Don't worry, we only kill our own Christians"?

 
At 10/22/2005 05:49:00 PM, Anonymous Peter-Australia said...

This is wonderful!? People got to a mosque and pronounce that "God is Great" then when they are finished they go down the street and attack one of his houses.

Is it just me or is this really dumb?

Newbreak!!! Peace is when you are NOT trying to kill or harm your fellow man!

 
At 10/22/2005 06:05:00 PM, Blogger newc said...

Something is rotted.

 

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