Out of Egypt comes a story I have longed for and waited to hear for 10 long years. I’ve been aching for this to begin. I hope with all of my being that this becomes more common, that this replaces the old paradigm.
“Although 2011 started tragically, I feel it will be a year of eagerly anticipated change, where Egyptians will stand against sectarianism and unite as one,” Father Rafaeil Sarwat of the Mar-Mina church told Ahram Online. The Coptic priest was commenting on the now widespread call by Muslim intellectuals and activists upon Egyptian Muslims at large to flock to Coptic churches across the country to attend Coptic Christmas Eve mass, to show solidarity with the nation’s Coptic minority, but also to serve as “human shields” against possible attacks by Islamist militants. (emphasis mine)
What a glorious development. I hope this revolt against the tyranny of the stupid withing Muslim ranks continues. Since the September 11, 2001 attacks I’ve heard that there are many Muslims who do not agree with the terrorist section of their religion. That many more Muslims disagree than agree.
Well, that’s fine to see but until the above action it has all be just words. Muslims always seem to just defend other Muslims and do not, enmass, move to protect the minority of others in their countries. This is the first time I’ve heard of any action like this. That’s not to say it hasn’t happened. I just haven’t heard about it.
So, this needs repeating, in actions, all over. If Muslims the world over who believe that terrorism is wrong would take these actions, would stop defending the terrorists through silence, inaction or just stupid explanations, it would go a LONG way towards cleaning up the 9th century mindset that results in terror.
Next I’d like to see the Egyptian Muslims do the same thing at a synagogue. I’m not holding my breath, but that? That would be spectacular and truly paradigm shifting.
Also, just an FYI, quit the whole “blame the JOOOOOOOOS” for everything thing that you do. No one can train sharks to just eat Muslims or tourists. Maybe prosecuting rapists instead of the rapee would be nice. Also, ixnay on the onor-killinghay.
Just a few helpful marketing/public relations hints.