Saturday, January 15, 2011

Non-Interventionism on Behalf of Arab Christians

"Suddenly," begins Nicola Nasser, "the U. S. - European alliance is acting to protect the 'existence' of the Christian Arab minority against the Muslim Arab majority whose very existence is besieged and threatened by this same alliance, drawing on a wide spread Islamophobia while at the same time exacerbating Islamophobia among western audiences whom the international financial crisis is now crushing to the extent that it does not spare them time or resources to question the real political motives of their governments, which have been preoccupied for decades now with restructuring the Arab world geographically, demographically, politically and culturally against the will of its peoples with a pronounced aim of creating a 'new Middle East'" — Christian Arabs' Plight: Foreign "Protection" Counterproductive.

She continues, "Ironically this sudden western awakening to the plight of Christian Arabs comes at a time when all Arabs, both Muslims and Christians, are crushed by U.S. and Israeli military occupation or foreign political hegemony, but worse still when they are in the grip of a social upheaval in the very states that are by will or by coercion loyal to this alliance, where unbalanced development and an unemployment rate more than double the world average are pushing masses onto the streets to challenge the legitimacy of their own pro – west governments."

Click on the link to read the rest. I agree with her that "Pope Benedict XVI['s] repeated call on the world leaders to rise up for the protection and 'defense of the Christians in the Middle East'" was counter-productive.

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Blogger Steve Hayes said...


What I found much more encouraging was that lots of Muslims in Egypt attended Christian services at Christmas, at least some with the intention of acting as human shields.

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