Saturday, January 8, 2011

Out Of Egypt

Mark "Catholic and Enjoying It!" Shea links to Yasmine El-Rashidi's report that "thousands of Muslims showed up at Coptic Christmas eve mass services in churches around the country and at candle light vigils held outside" — Egypt's Muslims attend Coptic Christmas mass, serving as "human shields".

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Blogger love the girls said...

Proof that Islam is a religion of peace, all historical and current evidence to the contrary is just so much nonsense.

3:15 AM  
Blogger love the girls said...

Hmm? I wonder how these fit together:

3:22 AM  
Blogger Mark in Spokane said...

One of the most most heartening stories out the Middle East in quite some time. While Islam has within it seeds of violence (as all religions do, I think), it also has within it the seeds of humanity and kindness, self-sacrifice and compassion. The Muslims of Egypt who stood to protect the Coptic Orthodox in the practice of their religion are to be applauded. For every turbaned fanatic who uses Islam as a cover for violence and barbarity, there are many more Muslims who are decent human beings who seek to follow God as they understand Him without harming others. And their decency is often overlooked out of fear of the fanatics.

11:42 AM  
Blogger The Western Confucian said...

This story reminds me that on April 2 1968 it was to "a Muslim bus mechanic named Farouk Mohammed Atwa" that Our Lady of Zeitoun first appeared, in one the best documented Marian apparitions of our times, which were witnessed and confirmed by Muslims, Copts, Catholics, Evangelicals, and even the secularist President Nasser.

3:43 PM  
Blogger love the girls said...

Mark in Spokane write :"While Islam has within it seeds of violence (as all religions do"

By violence, I assume you means some form of corruption. Of which the Faith has none, but man made religions like Islam are replete with.

You can't sow mustard with thistle seeds. Especially of the kind of thistle taught in Islamic schools where their minds are warped by endless repetitious hate lectures and rote memorizations of the Koran as the sole book worth reading.

Be glad for the exceptions, but watch how the multiculturalists with run with the story, using it as a bludgeon to prove Islam is a religion of peace thereby weakening even further resistance to it.

5:03 PM  
Blogger The Western Confucian said...

I'm less worried about "how the multiculturalists with run with the story" than with how militant secularists have run with the story of Islamic terrorism as an indictment of all religion.

Let us remember that Wahhabism is as modernistic a perversion as is Protestant Fundamentalism.

5:45 PM  
Blogger The Western Confucian said...

Also, about how those two posts about solidarity fit together, the notion of "solidarity" among people the same class, race, or ideology across borders is highly suspect, while that of solidarity of people inhabiting the same land is not. Hats off to the Muslims of Egypt for standing up for solidarity with their Christian fellow citizens.

In fact, it is Al Qaeda, attacking Christian communities in Baghdad and Alexandria, that is displaying the modern deracinated form of solidarity, absurdly linking these ancient churches to Christian Zionist heretics in America.

6:51 PM  

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