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Christians and Muslims clash in Egyptian capital
Associated Press ^ | 3/8/11 | Hadeel al-Shalchi

Posted on 03/08/2011 1:15:23 PM PST by Nachum

Cairo - Clashes between Christians and Muslims escalated on Tuesday with thousands of people burning tires, smashing parked cars and cutting off a main road despite military moves to control a day of violent protests in Egypt's capital. Tensions have been simmering between Egypt's minority Christian community and its Muslim majority after a Muslim mob burned a church in a Cairo suburb. Egypt's military rulers have since pledged to rebuild the church and Prime Minister Essam Sharaf met Monday with the protesters outside the state-television building.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: christians; clash; egyptian; muslims
Nice going, O-bomb-a
1 posted on 03/08/2011 1:15:26 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

There will be no offer of protection for the christians..


2 posted on 03/08/2011 1:19:33 PM PST by RnMomof7
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To: Nachum

“clash” = Muslims kill Christians.


3 posted on 03/08/2011 1:19:36 PM PST by MNDude (so that's what they meant by Carter's second term)
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To: Nachum

Well, at least it’s being reported. When a mob of 4000 Muslims burned the church (with the priest and a couple of deacons inside it) it was initially reported only by an obscure ME press source.

When the AP picked it up, they made it sound like a family squabble because it involved an “honor killing”, and then included the great line: “After the funeral [of a Muslim killed by another Muslim]... a group of Muslims headed to the village church and set it on fire,” as if this was a normal and perfectly acceptable thing.


4 posted on 03/08/2011 1:23:09 PM PST by livius
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To: RnMomof7

When can we expect NATO and Obummer to get involved?

Oh that’s right, only when Muslims are in danger do they step in.


5 posted on 03/08/2011 1:23:59 PM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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To: Nachum

Why is it that Christians and Jews can get along, Christians and Hindus can get along, Jews and Hindus can get along, Buddhists and Hindus can get along, but Muslims can’t get along with anyone?


6 posted on 03/08/2011 1:24:31 PM PST by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: LukeL

The answer can be found in both the Koran and Hadith.


7 posted on 03/08/2011 1:35:18 PM PST by Biggirl ("The Best Of Times, The Worse Of Times", Charles Dickens)
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To: LukeL

Hindus like to kill Christians, too.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&source=hp&biw=952&bih=494&q=hindus+kill+christians&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&bav=on.2,or.&emsg=NCSR&noj=1&ei=qqB2TdrWDIyssAPdzeHdBg


8 posted on 03/08/2011 1:39:23 PM PST by MeganC (Soli Deo Gloria)
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To: LukeL

here’s what God told Hagar, mother of Ishmael (and Muslim race) about her descendants:

“He will be a wild donkey of a man; his hand will be against everyone and everyone’s hand against him, and he will live in hostility toward all his brothers”


9 posted on 03/08/2011 1:40:57 PM PST by MNDude (so that's what they meant by Carter's second term)
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To: Nachum

The deeper face of the “rebellion’s” main organizers may be showing in all this.


10 posted on 03/08/2011 1:43:25 PM PST by Wuli
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To: Nachum

Wiat a minute, ISLAM IS A PEACEFUL RELIGION.

This just CAN’T be right. Ask Eric Holder, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Mr. Klapper, or George Bush II.


11 posted on 03/08/2011 1:49:48 PM PST by ZULU (No nation which ever attempted to tolerate Islam, escaped total Islamization.)
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To: MeganC

[ Hindus like to kill Christians, too.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&source=hp&biw=952&bih=494&q=hindus+kill+christians&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&bav=on.2,or.&emsg=NCSR&noj=1&ei=qqB2TdrWDIyssAPdzeHdBg ]

True, but don’t go after the mouse in the the room full of 600lb gorillas.


12 posted on 03/08/2011 2:02:34 PM PST by GraceG
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To: Nachum

And so it begins...


13 posted on 03/08/2011 2:53:37 PM PST by Moleman
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To: MeganC
Hindus like to kill Christians, too.

Remind me not to ever take a cab ;-)

14 posted on 03/08/2011 2:55:20 PM PST by Moleman
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To: Moleman

Boy...I’m glad we visited Egypt years ago.


15 posted on 03/08/2011 3:25:42 PM PST by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: Nachum

Muslim = Islam = Muhammad = Sharia = Violent World Domination

check out www.politicalislam.com This web site was created by Dr. Bill Warner, Phd. - a Patriotic American.


16 posted on 03/08/2011 3:26:44 PM PST by TNoldman (Call 1911 not 911!)
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To: MeganC

Most Hindus do not like to kill Christians, and there are other factors involved in these Hindu fanatic killings (things like local landowners who feel that Christians are stirring up the peasants and lower castes, for example). Hindu violence against Christians is being promoted for other reasons.


17 posted on 03/08/2011 3:44:36 PM PST by livius
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To: livius

Christians stir up the ‘lower castes’ (that supposedly don’t exist anymore...yeah, right) by saying that as Christians they are equal with any other Christians. The Hindus don’t much care for the idea of an untouchable thinking that they’re equal to them or, worse, that they can be socially mobile.


18 posted on 03/08/2011 3:55:51 PM PST by MeganC (Soli Deo Gloria)
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To: livius; MeganC

There have been Christians in India since not long after the appearance of Jesus Christ, I believe one of the apostles - Thomas - is said to have gone to India.

There is much more involved; Hindus are generally very tolerant of other religions, and Hinduism has many branches with varied religious practices anyway.

Many recent Christian sects have come to India and been very aggressive and offensive to Hindus, which is not exactly a nice way to preach love.


19 posted on 03/08/2011 3:57:47 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: little jeremiah

“(The Apostle) Thomas - is said to have gone to India.”

I doubt it.

:-P


20 posted on 03/09/2011 8:14:32 AM PST by MeganC (Soli Deo Gloria)
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To: LukeL

It started with Hagar:

Gen 16:11-12 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the LORD hath heard thy affliction. And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man’s hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.


21 posted on 03/09/2011 8:27:28 AM PST by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: MeganC

There have been Christians and Jews in India for many hundreds of years without any intolerance.


22 posted on 03/09/2011 8:38:44 AM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: MeganC; little jeremiah

Actually, LJ is most likely correct. There is a body of evidence suggesting not only that Thomas visited India early on but that Hinduism contains doctrines which reflect and early Christian influence

http://www.indianchristianity.com/html/chap4/chapter4a.htm

http://www.orthodoxsyrianchurch.com/st-thomas-apsotle-of-india?showall=1

There is also an excellent article detailing the evolution of Hinduism that accounts for the influence of Christian theology, but at the moment I am unable to locate it. As time permits, if I find it I will come back here and post it.

Peace,

SR


23 posted on 03/09/2011 8:44:43 AM PST by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: little jeremiah

Thomas. Doubt. Joke.


24 posted on 03/09/2011 8:59:18 AM PST by MeganC (Soli Deo Gloria)
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To: MeganC; little jeremiah

Now realizing I missed the /sarc notation, I plunge boldly forward, having found the article on Hinduism of which I spoke earlier. Here is the link (but beware, it is a pdf and is big, so the link may be slow):

http://www.oration.com/~mm9n/articles/PDF/Emergence%20of%20Hinduism.pdf


25 posted on 03/09/2011 9:09:57 AM PST by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: MeganC

Sorry, without /sarc or tone of voice, hard to tell sometimes.


26 posted on 03/09/2011 10:37:49 AM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Springfield Reformer

Thank you.

Although I would posit that since the Vedas - Hindu scripture - predate Christianity, it is likely the other way around!

:-)


27 posted on 03/09/2011 10:39:39 AM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: little jeremiah

My apologies, too. I put a :-P instead of the FR-friendly /sarc tag


28 posted on 03/09/2011 10:53:01 AM PST by MeganC (Soli Deo Gloria)
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To: little jeremiah

LJ,

But that is precisely the good professor’s point in the “Emergence of Hinduism” article, that hard, physical evidence of Hinduism as it now is, even of the Vedas, even of Sanskrit per se, is weak or non-existent before the Second Century AD, that Hinduism is in fact a divergence from Christianity.

I know it seems rather shocking, but roughly the same phenomena has occurred with Christianity’s relationship to Mithraism, as well. The popular mythology is that Mithraism predates and was a “content supplier” to Christian belief, whereas the hard, physical evidence appears to dry up right around the first or Second Century AD, strongly suggesting the possibility of a reverse path of influence, with Christianity being the predecessor to key ideas in both systems.

The read in the pdf is long but fun, and at least it is interesting to ponder the question of which really came first, based on the physical evidence.

Peace,

SR


29 posted on 03/09/2011 11:02:05 AM PST by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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