A Brotherhood of Brutality

Posted on August 20, 2013

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There is no sanctuary for Christians in Egypt – certainly not their Church building.

The U.K. Mail Online, reports this evening of a sickening display of the fruit of the teachings of the prophet, his followers and the beastly mobs they have spawned.

The latest display of inhumanity and indecency, is that of a rabble of human garbage ransacking a 115 year old Church school in suburban Cairo and assaulting the Sisters and parading them through the streets while they endure the curses of hate filled supporters of the former Muslim Brotherhood dictator, Morsi.

The Mail’s correspondants described the depravity:

A mob marched nuns through the battle-torn streets of Cairo ‘like prisoners of war’ in the latest outrage against Egypt’s Christian minority.

Sister Manal, principal of a Franciscan school in suburban Cairo, watched for six hours as a mob looted the building, knocked the cross off the gate and replaced it with a black banner resembling the flag of Al Qaeda.

The classrooms were then burned to the ground and the women taken away, attracting a crowd of abusive onlookers.

Is this the kind of behavior that is inspired by a religion presided over by a god that its followers hail, in their chants of “Allahu akbar” as ‘Great’? Perhaps they mean great in the same sense that Hell might be considered ‘impressive’ in its repulsiveness, its capacity for eternal torment and stench.

To give some perspective to all this, it should be noted that while the religion (some say political movement) of Islam is corrupt at its core – there are in fact, individuals within Muslim communities that renounce jihadism and mistreatment of their fellow human beings. Catholic Online, points out:

Not all Muslims are participating in the Muslim Brotherhood’s orgy of violence. Many moderate Muslims are siding with Christians and the military and have vowed to protect Christians wherever they can. In some cases, Christian churches have been protected by throngs of moderate Muslims who occasionally beat the attackers to the scene. By surrounding the churches with throngs of people, the hardliners usually turn away.

Al Arabiya, provides a more detailed account of the terror inflicted upon the Nuns at the Franciscan school in Bani Suef:

Sister Manal is the principal of the Franciscan school in Bani Suef. She was having breakfast with two visiting nuns when news broke of the clearance of the two sit-in camps by police, killing hundreds.

In an ordeal that lasted about six hours, she, sisters Abeer and Demiana and a handful of school employees saw a mob break into the school through the wall and windows, loot its contents, knock off the cross on the street gate and replace it with a black banner resembling the flag of al-Qaida.

By the time the Islamists ordered them out, fire was raging at every corner of the 115-year-old main building and two recent additions.

Money saved for a new school was gone, said Manal, and every computer, projector, desk and chair was hauled away. Frantic SOS calls to the police, including senior officers with children at the school, produced promises of quick response but no one came.

“We are nuns. We rely on God and the angels to protect us,” she said. “At the end, they paraded us like prisoners of war and hurled abuse at us as they led us from one alley to another without telling us where they were taking us,” she said.

Two Christian women employed by the school, siblings Wardah and Bedour, had to fight their way out of the mob, while groped, hit and insulted by the extremists. “I looked at that and it was very nasty,” said Manal, describing her view of the events from an office window.

As disgusting as the behavior of these filthy cretins in assaulting defenseless females, it is hardly unexpected behavior considering the contempt this culture has for women, generally speaking.

Since my last post – The Day of Rage Has A Pricetag, more churches have been destroyed and more innocent people have been viciously attacked.

One question that begs an answer is why are these assaults not being repelled by the police and security forces? One possible answer is that in many of the areas in which Christians and Churches are under siege, are areas that have been Muslim Brotherhood and Salafist strongholds, and the authorities themselves have a Islamist contingent within their ranks, to winnow out and replace. Another part of the problem, is that the Army has been largely preoccupied dealing with the violent extremists that have massed in the public areas of central Cairo.

Even so, there are arrests being made of many of the perpetrators. The Edmonton Journal reports that in Assiut, 320 kilometres (200 miles) south of Cairo, 163 of the group’s officials and operatives were rounded up in different towns in the province, security officials said. They said those arrested face charges of instigating violence and orchestrating attacks on police stations and churches.

Government officials also provided informal statements indicating that nine people were arrested in the city of Suez after being caught on film attacking army vehicles, burning churches and assaulting Christian-owned stores and that in the ancient southern city of Luxor, more than 20 Brotherhood senior officials were detained.

The military’s crackdown on the Morsi supporters in Cairo have had the effect of rats scattering in all directions and wreaking havoc wherever they scamper. Defence Minister Gen. Abdel-Fatah el-Sissi, said in a nationally televised speech:

“We will not stand by silently watching the destruction of the country and the people or the torching the nation and terrorizing the citizens,”

Egypt’s interim goverment is presently considering the option of criminalizing and disbanding the Muslim Brotherhood. It seems reasonable to think that if the lawlessness and violence continues, the likelihood of their dismembering increases exponentially. Even the influential leader of the Al-Azhar mosque, Sheik Ahmed el-Tayeb, sees the writing clearly on the wall, as he attempts to provide wise counsel:

“The scenes of violence will not grant you any rights and the bloodshed nor chaos spreading across the country will give you no legitimacy.”

 

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