Saturday, January 08, 2011

On A More Positive Note ... Thousands Of Muslims Become Human Shields For Coptic Christians In Egypt

While our "bought and paid for" main stream (or lame stream, to quote Sarah Palin) media hypes the ever (non) threat that Muslims are supposed to pose for we "freedom" (cough cough) loving Americans, Muslims in Egypt showed the world how to unite and deal with fundamentalism and tyranny from extremists.

On New Year’s Day, a devastating terrorist bombing at a Coptic church in Egypt killed 21 people and injured 79 others. Although the identity of the culprits was not known, it was assumed that they were Muslim extremists, intent on targeting those they saw as heretics.

Egypt’s majority Muslim population stuck to its word Thursday night. What had been a promise of solidarity to the weary Coptic community, was honoured, when thousands of Muslims showed up at Coptic Christmas eve mass services in churches around the country and at candle light vigils held outside. From the well-known to the unknown, Muslims had offered their bodies as “human shields” for last night’s mass, making a pledge to collectively fight the threat of Islamic militants and towards an Egypt free from sectarian strife.

“We either live together, or we die together,” was the sloganeering genius of Mohamed El-Sawy, a Muslim arts tycoon whose cultural centre distributed flyers at churches in Cairo Thursday night, and who has been credited with first floating the “human shield” idea. Among those shields were movie stars Adel Imam and Yousra, popular preacher Amr Khaled, the two sons of President Hosni Mubarak, and thousands of citizens who have said they consider the attack one on Egypt as a whole. “This is not about us and them,” said Dalia Mustafa, a student who attended mass at Virgin Mary Church on Maraashly. “We are one. This was an attack on Egypt as a whole, and I am standing with the Copts because the only way things will change in this country is if we come together.”

Let there be peace on earth, please.


Arno said...

THAT'S a spontaneous outbreak of brother-sister-hood.

How un-christian of them! Them musselmen will stop at at nuthin'!

God bless them.

Carrie said...

It is an obvious testament to what CAN be done when people come together for unity and peace. America has become a "divide and conquer" power mongering country, starting from the President on down.

Two years of Obama, and he's ditched his base, shored up his administration with more Wall Street insiders, and in a final act of giving the finger to those that put him in office, he plans to give a speech after the Super Bowl ... on FOX. Now he's pandering to the right wingers, because as 2010 proved, we liberals will still stay home, so he's going to have to make a sharp right turn soon. I feel for my country ... sad.

These spontaneous acts of bravery around the world should encourage us to see mankind as one family. Sadly, news media, controlled by those very same power hungry "grab em and stab em" people and corporations, don't want a unified world. They want a White Male Christian dominated world -- which means someone has to obliterate the majority for this minority to take over.