The evidence in the video shows that the MUSLIM’s violence against Christians is condoned. When the police avert their eyes from this, they condone it.
The popes “tolerance” is suicidal to the Christians in the ME. They have been “tolerant” for as long as they have been there. This violence continues year after year. Is the POPES vision of tolerance something that will create peace? I’m not so sure.
The Pope has condemned the Christians there and he’s set them up for failure. The Pope’s words will adversly affect the Christians in the ME. The Muslims will ape the Popes words. The Muslims will say that the Christians are not acting fairly and that they should listen to their religious leaders. They will kill them with HIS own words. This Pope has not helped the Christians. He has weakened ALL of Christianity with his words. And he will continue to weaken it ALL over the World. The Muslims will twist his words.
Obama will use them the same way. He will show his solidarity with the POPE and parrot his words. He will twist them to the favor of the Muslims. He will use these words as weapons.
Egypt – Terrorist (Resistor) sets off bomb at COPT church. He was showing his solidarity to the Muslim resistance.
OBAMA’S COVER-UP OF JIHAD IN EGYPT:
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President Obama’s condemnation of the Islamic attacks on Christmas and New Year’s was grotesque, misleading and deceptive.
I strongly condemn the separate and outrageous terrorist bombing attacks in Egypt and Nigeria. The attack on a church in Alexandria, Egypt caused 21 reported deaths and dozens of injured from both the Christian and Muslim communities.
These were jihadi attacks against Christians. Islamic supremacists slaughtering non-Muslims. Does Obama the mourn the deaths of homicide bombers as well? This is a very dangerous man.
Note to Obama – this is a religious liberties issue not the Ground Zero mosque.
The Muslim authorities were in on it.
(AINA) — The car explosion that went off in front of Saints Coptic Orthodox Church in Alexandria killed 21 and injured 96 parishioners who were attending a New Year’s Eve Mass. According to church officials and eyewitnesses, there are many more victims that are still unidentified and whose body parts were strewn all over the street outside the church. The body parts were covered with newspapers until they were brought inside the church after some Muslims started stepping on them and chanting Jihadi chants (video showing dead bodies and limbs covered with newspapers in the street).
According to eyewitnesses, a green Skoda car pull up outside the church shortly after midnight. Two men got out , one of them talked shortly on his mobile phone, and the explosion occurred almost immediately after they left the scene. On the back of the Skoda was a sticker with the words “the rest is coming” (video of car explosion and Muslims shouting “Allah Akbar”).
It was reported that the bomb, locally made, had 100KG of explosives in addition to having nails, glass and iron balls inside. The strength of it not only caused glass panes to be shattered in all the neighborhood, but also made body parts fly into the building’s fourth floor, and to the mosque facing the church.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility but officials hastily blamed either Al-Qaida or the Israeli Mousad of being behind the blast, but none of them mentioned the Egyptian state security which is viewed by Copts as the real culprit.
To clear his security forces of negligence, the Minister of Interior said that the blast was an “individual” case, caused by a single suicide terrorist detonating his vest, and has nothing to do with an exploding car. The governor of Alexandria claimed the attack as being aimed at Muslims and Christians alike.
After the blast, traumatized Copts were angered by chants of “Allah Akbar” from Muslims and began hurlingstones at the mosque. Immediately security forces which were absent during the car blast and the ensuing events, appeared and starting shooting tear gas at the Copts, and they in turn hurled stones at them, said an eyewitness. Fifteen Copts were rounded up from their homes by the authorities.
After Friday prayers On December 31 and in front of Al Kayed Gohar Mosque in Alexandria, Salafi Muslims held the 17th in the series of demonstrations against the Coptic Church and its Pope Shenouda, repeating the Iraqi Al-Qaeda threats against Egypt’s Coptic Church, demanding the release of the two priests’ wives, Wafaa Constatine and Camilia Shehata, whom they claim had converted to Islam but were being held against their will by the church in monasteries (AINA 11-12-2010).
Following the massacre of the congregation at Our Lady of Deliverance Church in Baghdad on October 31 2010, Al-Qaida threatened the Coptic Church and demanded the release of Muslim women held by the church, else Christians everywhere would be their target. As a result Egyptian authorities supposedly stepped up protection around Copt places of worship after President Mubarak said he was committed to protecting the Christians “faced with the forces of terrorism and extremism”.
“Security should know that those who demonstrated are the hand of Al-Qaida in Egypt,” said Hany el-Gezeiry, head of Copts4Egypt. “They should have arrested them to investigate who was behind them. They want to destroy Egypt from inside and the government kept quiet, giving them a free hand to do what they wanted. I believe Al-Qaida achieved what it wanted.”
El-Gezeiry asks why this Skoda vehicle was allowed to park in front of the church in an area cordoned off by security, when it was known that Al-Qaeda had already announced its intention of carrying out criminal acts against churches.
Eyewitnesses confirmed that security forces guarding the church withdrew nearly one hour before the blast, leaving only four policemen and an officer to guard such a big church and nearly 2000 people attending the midnight mass. “Normally they would have waited until the mass was over,” said el-Gezeiry. He also commented on the Muslim’s schadenfreude at the massacre at the church, who were heard chanting “Allah Akbar.”
“Is this a victory?” He asks. “Whoever saw this fire and people dying and body parts all over the place and could still chant ‘Allah Akbar’ is a terrorist.”
On January 6 2010, just before the Christmas Eve Massacre in Nag Hammadi, security withdrew its forces from guarding the church a couple of hours before the shooting of the Coptic congregation took place.
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Attorney Mamdouh Nakhla, Head of Al-Kalema Human Rights Center, wondered if state security is an accomplice or just too cowardly to confront the Islamists in Egypt who carried out the Church massacre. “The crime is local and those who committed it are known, in addition there was a demonstration on the same day using the same rhetoric like al-Qaida. The Al Mujahedeen website threatens to repeat the attack in more churches. The site has addresses of churches and even how to make a bomb. Does security not know about it?”
“Anyone who says that it was a foreign or Israeli plot is trying to play down the crime and is trying to clear those murderers of this massacre, and I consider them their accomplices,” said Nakhla.
Nakhla said that he was preparing a complaint to be presented to President Mubarak asking for the resignation of Interior Minister Habib el Adly for failing in his duty of protecting the Copts, and for not telling the truth by saying that it was a suicide attack by one individual, when everyone could see the detonated car, just to clear his security personnel of the responsibility of letting the Skoda park in front of the church. “This 100KG bomb could not have been transported by one individual as the Interior Minister wants us to believe.”
On January 1, the funeral of the 21 people killed in the church massacre took place at St. Mina’s Monastery in King Mariout, 50 km from Alexandria. It was attended by representatives of the President, Minsters, the governor of Alexandria, as well as nearly 10,000 Copts who traveled from Alexandria. After the funeral, the Copts, angry with the governor of Alexandria, shouted “resign” and “we do not want you.”
By Mary Abdelmassih
After all this the POPE calls to TOLERANCE:
Pope calls for tolerance after church bomb attack
ALEXANDRIA – Pope Benedict XVI urged Christians to be strong in the face of violent intolerance in a New Year’s appeal that came hours after a fatal bomb blast outside an Egyptian church as worshippers left Mass.
The Pope condemned a widening campaign against Christians in the Middle East in his homily at St Peter’s Basilica, echoing comments last month in which he called a lack of religious freedom a threat to world security.
“In the face of threatening tensions of the moment, especially in the face of discrimination, abuse of power and religious intolerance that today particularly strikes Christians, I direct a pressing invitation not to yield to discouragement and resignation,” he said.
Benedict has repeatedly denounced a campaign against Christians in Iraq blamed on al Qaeda militants, including an October attack on a Baghdad Catholic church that claimed 68 lives.
The Vatican is concerned a steady exodus of minority Christians from Iraq will permanently reduce their numbers and discourage the wider community of Middle East Christians.
Benedict cited two negative extremes at work: secularism, “pushing religion to the margins to confine it to the private sphere,” and “fundamentalism, which instead would like to impose [religion] with force on all”.
The explosion outside a Coptic Christian church in Alexandria on Saturday killed at least 21 people, and sparked clashes between Egyptian police and Christians furious at the apparent suicide bombing – the worst violence against the country’s Christian minority in a decade.
Nearly 1000 Christians were attending midnight Mass at the Saints Church, said Father Mena Adel. The service had just ended, and some worshippers were leaving the building when the bomb went off.
Blood splattered the church’s facade, a painting of Jesus inside, and a nearby mosque. The blast mangled six cars on the street, setting some ablaze. As bodies were taken away after daybreak, some of the congregation waved white sheets with crosses painted in what appeared to be victims’ blood.
The Interior Ministry blamed “foreign elements” and the Alexandria Governor accused al Qaeda, pointing to its branch in Iraq which has made a string of attacks on Christians there and threatened Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Christian community as well.
Egypt’s Government insists al Qaeda has no significant presence in the country, and it has never been conclusively linked to any attacks. If al Qaeda is involved, it raises a serious new security threat within Egypt.
This was very different from past attacks on Christians, which included shootings but not serious bombings, much less suicide attacks. Christians have increasingly blamed the Government for not taking anti-Christian violence sentiment seriously.
“Now it’s between Christians and the Government, not Muslims and Christians,” shrieked one Christian woman as several hundred young men clashed with riot police outside the church hours after the blast.
Rioters threw stones and bottles, police firing rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse them. Some of the protesters beat Muslim passersby.