Wednesday, March 23, 2011

About that liberal revolution in Egypt...

Members of the Muslim Brotherhood beat a Coptic Christian

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8 comments:

Ingemar said...

Democracy!

rabidgandhi said...

If this photo proves that Egyptians should not be allowed democracy, then what do the photos just released from Afghanistan say about the US?

peggy38 said...

He must have looked one of them in the eye. Can't be disrespectful to his massas now can he?

Lord have mercy!

Father Theodore said...

Evil is evil, wherever or by whomever it is perpetrated. I doubt the photo was posted to indicate that Egypt should not be "allowed" Democracy; rather, to lament that there continues, even after the overthrow of a dictator, to be religious intolerance and violence against the members of a significant minority religion.

That said, to speak credibly against intolerance or oppression in one place, we must indeed speak against it in all places, no matter who is on the receiving end.

rabidgandhi said...

Amen. Perhaps I misunderstood John's title and Ingemar's comments? The regime's argument for repressing the brotherhood and preventing democracy has been that they can thus prevent scenes like the one in the photo. The post and the comment seemed to me to be agreeing with that twisted logic, but I would be exhilirated to hear from John and Ingemar that this is not the case.

The Anti-Gnostic said...

rabidgandhi - if the majority of the electorate regard Copts as second-class citizens worthy of a good beatdown, then that is what democracy will get you. The logic is not 'twisted' in any sense. Ingemar's black humour is only lost on those who naively regard democracy as an end in itself.

Ironic, is it not, how US foreign policy has become Trotskyite? And further irony, the Trotskyite ideal was cemented under the putatively Republican George W. Bush's administration.

rabidgandhi said...

Not knowing you personally, I'm not sure if you understand how ridiculous it is to say that over half of Egyptians would like to see Copts physically assaulted, but I guess that argument does play very well into the hands of the small minorities in Washington, Tel Aviv and Cairo that would like to see Egyptian human rights crushed, and who depend on your support and tax dollars to do so.

Ingemar said...

Unfortunately, Anti-Gnostic is absolutely correct in his interpretation of my post.