Egyptian Followers of Religion of Peace

busy turning Christians into sainted martyrs.  Fortunately, it’s just Christians getting it in the neck, so no big deal.  And let’s not forget that pastor Terry Jones is mean and nuns rapped somebody’s knuckles once in third grade and  some Fundy said a harsh word to a gay guy in combox somewhere.  So basically, Christians have it coming.

  • Tom R

    I read some moron comboxing a few months back (here in Australia the average IQ of the Humean League’s online tactical response division seems even lower than in the US) that Muslim persecution of Christians in the Middle East was, although regrettable, primarily the fault of the “well-founded evangelical American megachurches” who go stirring things up by going in to proselytise people who are perfectly happy with the religion they’ve been practising for centuries. Apart from the fact that this atheist was sounding like a Brazilian Catholic or Russian Orthodox archbishop (which I’m sure would have thrilled him!), and the unresolved question of whether “poorly-funded” American evangelicals, or alternatively well-funded non-American evangelicals (I’m sure the Nigerians would be happy to step up) do enjoy the same right to seek converts as atheists do… a few seconds’ perusal of Wikipedia would have shown that most of the Christians getting it in the neck are not evangelicals but Copts/ Chaldeans who, far from being recent blow-ins, predate Islam in the region by close to seven centuries.

  • Psy

    Tolerance and acceptance are not enough. You. MUST. celebrate my Christian beliefs.

    • Rosemarie

      +J.M.J+

      If only those Muslims tolerated and accepted their Christian neighbors, rather than, you know, killing them.

  • Francisco

    This requires context.

    The murder of those 3 or 4 Christians while at Church was a revenge killing in response to a Christian murdering a Muslim for religious reasons.

    The enemy isn’t Islam or Christianity. It’s ignorance and extremism.

    • Rosemarie

      +J.M.J+

      Okay, maybe that was this case. But the animosity between Copts and Muslims runs deep and has been going on for the longest time. Muslims have been known to kidnap young Coptic women and rape them, beat them, burn off their cross tattoos (part of Coptic Christian culture) and compel them to convert to Islam. Some of these girls are as young as 13 or 14. Their families often never find out about their fate. This has been going on for decades but has increased since the unrest began in Egypt thanks to the so-called “Arab spring.”

      So don’t talk to me about Muslims having to “celebrate” my Christian beliefs, Psy. I’d just rather they leave Christians alone.

      • Psy

        “So don’t talk to me about Muslims having to “celebrate” my Christian beliefs, Psy. I’d just rather they leave Christians alone.”

        I’m sure the gay couple that got beat to a pulp by marriage defenders in France the other day feels the same way about Christians.

        • Rosemarie

          +J.M.J+

          First of all, beating up gay people is reprehensible.

          Second, nice try to change the topic (people usually do that when they don’t have an answer). But what you forgot to mention is that the gay couple was walking through the 19th arrondissement of Paris, which is a largely MUSLIM area. Muslims don’t like gays or gay marriage either, and that area has seen a lot of Islamicist unrest in the past. So why the knee-jerk blaming of Christians for a beating that occurred in a Muslim-dominated area?

  • Tom R

    No, no, PSY does have a point… Remember how, in the week following 9/11, and again after the Fort Hood shootings, Christians mobs throughout North America went on a four-day rampage, burning down mosques, shredding thousands of Korans and killing an estimated forty or fifty Muslims. It just goes to show, that’s a perfectly standard reaction when someone from a different religion starts killing your own co-religionists while yelling out “[my name for my deity] is great!” as they shoot. It’s not like Muslims are consistently worse than Christians in this regard.


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