May 6, 2009, - 11:27 am
By Debbie Schlussel
First, I must note that I have little sympathy for Coptic Christians, who are mostly found in Egypt but are also elsewhere in the Arabic world. When it comes to choosing sides, the Copts have been among the most anti-Semitic, anti-Israel, and pro-Hezbollah/Muslim Brotherhood religious sects in the Middle East. In Lebanon, they haven’t been shy about defending Hezbollah against Maronite Christians, whom they see as rivals. In Egypt, they took part in the Islamic purge and of Egypt’s Jews from the country.
And since they sided with the Muslims, the Copts have reaped their just “rewards” from their Muslim allies, with a ton of persecution. Sorry, but I can’t feel sorry for them, since they had no problem persecuting others. As my Dad would say, “Cast thy sh-t upon the waters.”
Still, it bears noting that the absolutely intolerant Sunni Muslims who run Egypt are using this undue hysteria over swine flu to impose their religious mores and special brand of persecution upon the Christians. As we all know, the Egyptian Muslims aren’t really concerned about Swine Flu/H1N1. They’re merely using this as an excuse to impose their no pig, halal dietary rules on everyone else. Score yet another “tolerance” point for the “Religion of Peace.”
Here’s raw video of (mostly Muslim) Egyptian police clashing with Christian pig farmers as they attempt to slaughter the farmer’s pigs.
Egypt pressed ahead Monday with plans to kill all pigs in the country, amid rising concerns there that the animal considered unclean by Islam may cause a swine-flu epidemic.
Officials in the majority Muslim nation say they are targeting the estimated 250,000 pigs raised by Egypt’s minority Christian community as a public-health measure, despite international scientific opinion that the animals don’t spread the disease to humans. But what was intended to be a vigorous response to the global flu scare has instead highlighted gaps in Egypt’s public-health policy and acted as a lightning rod for religious tension.
Egypt ordered the slaughter of thousands of pigs amid concerns about the flu outbreak, despite evidence it isn’t spread by animals to humans.
On Monday, government veterinarians visited Christian neighborhoods to mark animals for the cull, a process that could take a year due to the lack of slaughterhouses authorized by religious authorities to handle pork.
“I don’t see the logic in the government decision. Our pigs aren’t sick but they want to kill them anyway,” said Hala Morcos, managing director of Maison Morcos, one of Egypt’s largest pork manufacturers. “They are killing our capital.”
Egypt hasn’t diagnosed any cases of A/H1N1 . . . More than two dozen Egyptians have died of bird flu since it hit the country three years ago.
Gee, and yet, they aren’t seizing and slaughtering birds. Hmmm . . . .
The order last Wednesday to kill the country’s pigs . . . came on the heels of a health conference held outside Cairo by Islamic scholars, who likened swine flu to heavenly retribution against an unfaithful world. . . .
Egypt’s response to the flu crisis has been mirrored in other Arab [DS: MUSLIM] nations. . . .
“There is a misconception, fueled by religion, that pigs are to blame. What people need to realize is that if people fall ill, then it will be governments, not animals, that will be responsible,” said Kareem Gohar, a Coptic Christian who runs a consulting business in Cairo.
PUH-LEEZE. There is no misconception. Muslim leaders aren’t stupid. They’re brilliant. They know that pigs aren’t to blame for this disease. They’re hijacking this timely hype as a convenient excuse to kill pigs and harass non-Muslims. That’s how they operate. It’s not a new phenomenon.
Last week, Egypt’s [DS: ISLAMIC GOVERNMENT-RUN] daily press started a media war against pigs . . . .
On Sunday, hundreds of Christians took to the streets when police moved to start the cull. In two Cairo neighborhoods, security forces fired tear gas and rubber bullets into crowds of protesters, arresting dozens of Christians, according to witnesses. In a third neighborhood, five police were injured by rocks thrown by the pig farmers, according to the state-run news agency.
Funny, I didn’t see anything about this on any major newscast or in most of my major newspapers. I guess if it’s not the “evil” Jews/Israelis fighting Arab Muslims, it ain’t news. When it’s Muslims attacking Christian farmers, definitely NOT news.
Oh, how Alexandria has fallen. The ironic thing is that this latest violent persecution of Egyptian Christians by the Muslim ruling majority there won’t wake the Copts up. They’ll still continue their disgusting alliance with Muslims when it comes to those “dirty Jews.”
So, they get what they deserve. I shed a tear only for the pigs here.
Can’t wait until there are dromedary and bactrian flus, and Christians have an excuse to kill Muslim sex partners.