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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

Monday, December 19, 2005

Kafr Salamma updates

Here are some updates on the recent religious clashes in Alsharqeyah in Egypt: The situation is not resolved yet, with negotiations still being worked out between the authorities, the christians and the muslims. The Police is still afraid to step into town, but it did surround it to prevent anyone from the media from coming in. The deal they are working out right now is this: No more bloodshed, the christian guy responsible for the death of the muslim dude will sell his land to pay the muslim dude's family his "Diyah" ( monetary compensation for someone's death. It's an Islamic thing. It absolves you from the crime of killing them), and the muslims and the christians who went around and burned other people's houses will have to sell their houses and land and leave their village for good. That's the compromise they seem to be reaching right now, and I still can't decide if it's a good soloution or a bad one. What do you think?


At 12/19/2005 08:47:00 AM, Anonymous theSamo said...

i think we should elect you the elder leader of this dark-ages tribe we like to call Egypt.

At 12/19/2005 02:08:00 PM, Blogger Egypeter said...

Wow...I'm not really sure what to say but what kind of a country can't protect its citizens from mob violence?? Is there no rule of law? Is there no form of justice for crimes that are commited?

"The Police is still afraid to step into town, but it did surround it to prevent anyone from the media from coming in."

HUH??...they're "afraid?" What kind of sorry-ass police are "afraid" to do their job? I don't think I've ever met a cop who was "afraid" in the states...but I think Egypt has a different breed of cops running around that country.

At least the cops are doing a good job of keeping the news from the media...after all, that's the most important thing. Who gives a shit about the well-being of its citizens as long as the truth doesn't get out about what's going on in Egypt. Heaven forbid anyone tarnish the image of Egypt. Maybe that explains why I hear many in Egypt deny there are sectarian problems in Egypt...maybe the government has succeeded in putting up blinders on what's going on

Is it just me or is the situation all shades of screwed up? I'll be interested to hear what the final outcome is. Maybe some of the elders, for retribution, will take a nice little slave girl for himself. Or maybe someone should stone the perpetrators or chop off a limb here and a limb there...


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