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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 15, 2005

Religious Harmony

As if the state of egyptian religious tolerance wasn't already in shit, a new conflict erupted in Alexandria that's yet to be resolved: Over 3000 muslim egyptians are currently surrounding the coptic christian church of st. Gergis , over an offensive play that was presented there. What's the play all about? well... The production features a poor Christian university student who converts to Islam when a group of Muslim men promise him much-needed money. When he becomes disenchanted with his decision, the men threaten him with physical violence to prevent him from returning to his original faith. A low-circulation news-paper ( read: tabloid) broke out the story of the offensive play, which of course got widlely circulated by the MB and started this whole mess. What the newspaper and Al Jazeera report failes to mention, is that this play was presented in that church 2 years ago, before it got banned by the church for its offensive content. DVD's of the performance, however, are still avaible and reprotedly circulated amongst christians in Egypt. The newspaper got ahold of one of those DVD's and wrote the story in a way that gives the impression that the play was still performed to this day, which it isn't. What the Al Jazeera report also failed to mention, was that while 3000 muslims are there demnonstrating, it wasn't what they were doing earlier. Reportedly muslims praying in a nearby mosque came out after the Afternoon prayer and broke into the church and beat up the priests and people in attendance, and had their colleagues surround the church to prevent them from escaping or getting out. They then proceeded to terrorize all the christians in the neighbourhood and the passerbys to the degree that every christian who owns a store closed it and fled the neighbourhood. The nearby mosque, under the urging of the local MB MP Mohamed El Badrasheeny, continued to fan the flames by urging the muslims to attack the christians using the mosque's speakers. It is important to note that Mohamed El Badrasheeny almost lost in the last elections against a christian candidate in that specific circut, so it's in his best interest to turn up the anti-christian sentiment to the extreme amongst the area's muslims to guarntee winning his re-election in the upcoming parliamentary elections. Nice, no? I love this country.

12 Comments:

At 10/15/2005 09:08:00 AM, Anonymous Peter-Australia said...

Nothing Al Jazeera likes doing better than spreading hate.

It is like the former Indonesian regime when they were in difficulties. The had soldiers attack churches pretending to be local muslims then they would attack mosques pretending to be Christians.
It only failed when the local Christian and Muslim leaders condemned the attacks and stated that anyone involved was committing evil against God.

 
At 10/15/2005 10:11:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reportedly muslims praying in a nearby mosque came out after the Afternoon prayer and broke into the church and beat up the priests and people in attendance, and had their colleagues surround the church to prevent them from escaping or getting out. They then proceeded to terrorize all the christians in the neighbourhood and the passerbys to the degree that every christian who owns a store closed it and fled the neighbourhood.

It's not surprising since they've been fed this message of intolerance and justifiable violence towards nonbelievers all their lives. Thanks, Mohammed; you're the real prophet of Allah.

Intellectuals among the Muslim community are leaving the faith by the thousands everyday; 16,000 is the figure I got here: http://www.faithfreedom.org/oped/sina31103.htm. That's from an Al-Jazeera program, mind you, not from Zionist propaganda.

This site linked above also has a very similar story here:
http://www.faithfreedom.org/Testimonials/AhmedShalakamy50521.htm

There is one picture on this page that's quite gory and not to be viewed by minors. It shows a hindu being surrounded by Muslims who eventually beat him to death as he pleaded for his life to no avail. The Muslims just had their prayer session, and afterward they rushed outside and found the first nonbeliever they saw. This poor Hindu was at the wrong place at the wrong time.

Beneath this picture is the story similar to the one posted at this blog; only Ahmed converted many Christian women and in the process destroyed their lives. Eventually, he changed his ways and converted to Christianity. I read the story and it choked me up a bit.


jonas976

 
At 10/15/2005 02:10:00 PM, Blogger programmer craig said...

Al Jaz's comments on the play:

#Negative portrayal-"It tells you how Muslims are all terrorist..."

So, the play was a negative commentary on Islam, eh? I never heard of the play, but I just heard about 3000 muslims just beat up a bunch of Christian priests, urged on by muslims leaders over mosque loudspeakers.

And, you know, those muslim rioters couldn't have made Islam look any worse than that. This is also going to be one of the things churning around in my subconscious mind, now, whenever I hear a muslim complaining about how they are discriminated against.

 
At 10/15/2005 05:41:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck Jazeera.

 
At 10/15/2005 05:54:00 PM, Blogger Mike_Nargizian said...

Big Pharoah was much less critical of the big crowds nor did he say that they surrounded the church so that they could beat the shit out of the people inside nor that the local business owners had to flee from the mobs.... it sounds sordove like what Blacks went through in the Jim Crow South and Jews during from the Kossacks and Pogroms in Eastern Europe....
Hey but remember the US is the place that is racist and "hostile" to Arabs... and Muslims.......

have to LOL bcs it's so sad and tragic... the tragic circle of the MB Pan Arabists what they do at hom and what their EU UN propogandists do for them in the EU and UN.

 
At 10/15/2005 09:15:00 PM, Blogger Vox Populi - Agent Provocateur said...

Anon, the link http://www.faithfreedom.org/oped/sina31103.htm that you gave is utterly stupid. It even says that Ethiopia is an Arab country.

 
At 10/15/2005 10:04:00 PM, Blogger forsoothsayer said...

there is such a thing as sectarian violence - the stories aren't all fabricated. whatever the cause, the hate certainly goes both ways.

 
At 10/16/2005 09:11:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon, the link http://www.faithfreedom.org/oped/sina31103.htm that you gave is utterly stupid. It even says that Ethiopia is an Arab country.

Vox Populi,

Is the best you can do is call it utterly stupid? The focal point of the link is the 16,000 figure given by that Muslim scholar. Can you refute that or are you just challenging other insignificant minutiae?

jonas976

 
At 10/17/2005 05:39:00 AM, Blogger NBS said...

http://www.faithfreedom.org

I read some of those true accounts, that is fucking insane and fucking wrong, this just further incites me to violance agianst these bastards who ruin these lovely womens lives, people who do these acts should be guttered on the spot,

 
At 10/17/2005 07:24:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

NBS...

The purpose of FaithFreedom isn't to incite violence against Muslims but to challenge and expose the false doctrines of the Quran, the lies of Mohammed, and the position he promoted himself to: that of being a holy prophet (or holy anything for that matter). Even before I started reading up on Islam, I had a suspicion that something didn't add up with this guy, and the koran just proves my point. I don't need secular sources to convince me, the koran does a great job of exposing the evil mohammed taught. Believe or not, Muslims are the victims of his brainwashing. His teachings contradict with their conscience but they still submit to him out of fear of eternal damnation and physical punishment. It's like a roach motel; once you check in, you can never leave, and if you leave, it'll be in a body bag cuz apostates place themselves in mortal danger when they leave Islam.

Thank God for Muslim intellectuals who are now waking up....


jonas976

 
At 10/17/2005 07:52:00 AM, Blogger NBS said...

jonas,
forgive me rashness but yes i do fully understand what the purpose of the site is, and yes i have just spent the last 4 hours reading from their site the quran and i think that it is a total load of crap, it is offensive material and should be banned and is not worthy of having the title of a religion

http://www.skepticsannotatedbible.com/quran.htm

and myself am from a christian upbringing, and yes i have read all of the bible, FYI i do not believe in god, but i beleive in the root values that religion in general tries to teach people. personally i believe all religions are now using that to brainwash the weak minded for their own purpose, my mother still sends money to some church that is on the other side of australia, prime example.........

i am getting side tracked here but anyways..... i believe that people should all be treated, fairly, equally and with respect, do unto others as you want done to you, and it makes me sick to see people being taken advantage of and treated like animals, its sickens me, and i hate how cruel some people can be

 
At 10/17/2005 08:02:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No offense taken, NBS. I know exactly what you mean. =)

jonas976

 

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