June 14, 2006, - 3:57 pm
“We ban any book that insults any religion.”
Hmmm . . . Then, why, is “Mein Kampf” number one on the Egyptian best-sellers list? Maybe the Egyptians simply don’t believe Judaism is a religion. Or perhaps they view the book as a “compliment” to that religion. And, not to mention, as reader “Son of Sheldon” reminds us, “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion,” also perpetually selling like hot cakes in Egypt.
We especially loved the comment by Egyptian Coptic Christian Member of Parliament Georgette Sobhi in the debate over the ban of “The Da Vinci Code”:
“It’s based on Zionist myths.”
Great strategy–Attack Judaism when denouncing a book that attacks Christianity, written by a . . . Christian.
Tags: Culture Minister, Egypt, Egyptian Culture Minister Farouk Hosni, Farouk Hosni, Georgette Sobhi, member of parliament, Sheldon, The Da Vinci Code