January 3, 2011, - 3:59 pm
Many readers have contacted me over the weekend about the Islamic terrorist bombing of Coptic Christian churches in Egypt. And, sorry, but, as I’ve noted before, you’ll get no tears from me over the Copts. Unlike morons and ignoramuses like Scamela Geller, the car loan fraud scamming (using Muslim straw buyers) multi-millionairess dilettante, I am educated and actually know a lot about the Copts . . . a lot about Copt anti-Semitism and pogroms that this group led against the Jews of Egypt. I’ve addressed the topic before, and it’s unfortunate that I must re-visit it again because there are so many ignorant people. And people never learn.
Coptic Pope Shenouda III:
No Different Than the Most Extremist, Anti-Semitic Muslim Clerics
The bombing of the Copts, as well as many attacks on Copts in Egypt by Muslims over the years, are a great example of how Muslims cannot live in peace with Christians. But they are also a great example of karma. It’s a bitch, and over the weekend, the bitch was Muslim. And what goes around definitely comes around in the case of the Copts. In the case of the Copts versus the Muslims, I view it as I did the Iran-Iraq war and the larger feud between Shi’ite and Sunni Muslims. I wish it could go on forever and that both sides would lose.
The Coptic Pope Shenouda III continues to regularly deliver anti-Semitic sermons and calls Jews “Christ-killers.” And, in July 2008, he told Egypt’s Al-Ahram newspaper:
Jews are a cursed people who have their hands indulged in the blood of Palestinians.
He also forbade all Copts from visiting Jerusalem as long as it “remains occupied,” meaning as long as there are Jews there.
But he is not the first to incite Coptic violence against Jews. In fact, the Copts were not only extremely anti-Semitic (as they continue to be), but they often led the Muslims in pogroms against the Jews of Egypt. There are almost no Jews left in Egypt, and the Copts joined the Muslims in calling for the Jews’ expulsion. Many Jewish homes and property were taken not by Muslims, but by Copts.
As in the case of many Christian groups in the Middle East, the Copts sided with Muslims in their persecution of the Jews. And they bet on the wrong side. Now that bet is coming back to bite them in the ass. And you’ll see no tears or sympathy from me. The Coptic Church was one of the most anti-Semitic churches in the Middle East and the most anti-Israel. It’s not new. And it hasn’t changed.
For instance, Severus Ibn Al-Muqaffa, a layman who became a top Coptic Bishop (the Bishop of Al-Ashmunein) one of the revered figures in Coptic Church history, viciously attacked the Jews and Judaism in his writings. While he often grouped the Jews with Muslims, whom he also hated, he often singled the Jews out for even more extreme hatred. That was in the 900s. And while hatred of the Jews has lessened in many Christian churches in contemporary times, the hatred of Jews in the Coptic church remains strong to date. Most Copts will not openly denounce or disagree with Pope Shenouda’s anti-Semitic incitement. Most of them support Muslim calls for Israel’s destruction.
And, therefore, I couldn’t care less about what the Muslims do to the Copts. Like I said, it’s about evil fighting evil. Let G-d sort it out. I refuse to pick a side in this pit bull fight.
When I wrote about this, last year, Joseph, a 78-year-old Egyptian Jew who was expelled from the country, wrote to congratulate me for getting it right, while so many ignorant Jews and Christians get it wrong because they are so desperate for even the most questionable allies against Muslims and Islam, they refuse to get a clue:
I read your article about Muslims killing Copts in Egypt….as i was born in that country…78 years ago…and lived there 26 years…i know enough the attitude of Copts about Jews!
Copts were the one that introduced virulent antisemite in Egypt…. becoming more effective when Christians came to that country from Syria and Levanon
I dont pretend that Muslims were not antijews…but not so much as they are today!
Please excuse my english… I write much better in french…and in hebrew!
I wanted to congratulate you and to wish you all the best!
You are a light for the Jews!
all the best
If you side with the Copts, it’s no different than siding with Muslims. It’s a “distinction” without a difference.
To those of you who blindly and eagerly seize the moment to cry over the Copts, I dare you to ask your Coptic friends why they embrace a Pope who espouses such vehement anti-Jewish hate.
But even more, I dare them to answer. There simply isn’t an answer. As they say in Latin, “Res Ipsa Loquitur.”
The thing speaks for itself.
And one more thing: the protests, today, by Egypt’s Copts, against the attacks, still embrace the Muslims. Check out what Copts were shouting, as they marched:
A Muslim and a Copt hand in hand to create a new dawn.
Yup, a “new” dawn, where both sides still hate the Jews and want Israel eliminated. Message received … at least by me.
When will the other blind supporters of the Copts, who tolerate their and their Pope’s anti-Semitism, wake up?
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