Skip to comments.Egypt: Muslims assault Christians, Muslims acquitted, Christians sentenced to life in prison
Posted on 05/23/2012 4:51:35 AM PDT by SJackson
Sharia justice in Arab Spring Egypt. Islamo-Christian violence in Minya: life imprisonment for 12 Copts, eight Muslims acquitted," from Asia News, May 22 (thanks to C. Cantoni):
Cairo (AsiaNews/Agencies) - An Egyptian court has sentenced 12 Coptic Christians to life imprisonment and acquitted eight Muslims, in a trial heavily criticized by human rights activists and legal experts. The ruling came yesterday, at the end of a trial called to shed light on the sectarian violence last year in the province of Minya, in the southern part of the country, about 220 km from Cairo. Ishak Ibrahim, a researcher and expert on Egyptian law, emphasizes that "the acquittal of the eight Muslim defendants" shows that "the investigations started from the beginning by the attorney general are unfair and wrong" because there was "clear evidence of guilt against them, for having set fire to Christian properties." The accused Christians were sentenced for inciting public disorder, possession of illegal weapons and the murder of two Muslims. The incident happened in April 2011 and has helped to exacerbate a situation of deep inter-religious tension in the area of Upper Egypt, which then continued in the following weeks (see AsiaNews 06/27/2011 Upper Egypt, violence against Christians on the rise. Eight houses burned).
The violence erupted when a Muslim minibus driver, angered by the presence of a speed bump outside a house owned by a wealthy Christian, got into a fight with the house's security guards. Upon returning to his home village, the Muslim driver assembled a group of people to get revenge for the alleged wrong and the violence suffered.
The retaliation squad was joined by groups of Islamic extremists, who surrounded the homes of Coptic Christians, intending to launch an attack. In fear of being overwhelmed, the inhabitants opened fire from the roofs of buildings, killing two people in the crowd and wounding two others. In the days following, Muslim groups torched dozens of Christian houses and shops to avenge the dead.
The eight Muslims on trial were accused of illegal possession of weapons and having burned the Christians' buildings. However, the court ruled for aquittal of the charges.
The judgment delivered by the judges of the State Security Court is not appealable and the 12 Christians risk spending the rest of their lives in prison. Only the military council could - in what is a very remote hypothesis, moreover - request a retrial.
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An Egyptian court has sentenced 12 Coptic Christians to life imprisonment and acquitted eight Muslims, in a trial heavily criticized by human rights activists and legal experts.From Obama, a strong condemnation.
I'm torn about this.
I know the church grows best when under tribulation, and this will be a great tribulation (But not the "Great Tribulation"). And I know I should be praying for the salvation of these moslems (which I do).
But I have pretty much reached the "get our people out of there and nuke whatever is left and let God sort them out" stage.
Moslems have shown that they are not compatible with any civilization. They behave like rabid animals and should be treated as such. In every instance.
I understtand what you are saying. The coptic christians however would never leave. It is their home, the home of their church and they belong there. What we should do is go in and carve out a territory for the copts to live in peace. I would love it for once that we dont sacrifice soldiers lives for the sake of muslims who want us dead and are eviscerating any trace of christianity from the middle east and start protecting christians around the world from their oppressors, in the form of carving out a homeland for christians in the middle east, after all there are tens of millions of them currently there and probably twice or three times that number that have emigrated.
That being said, an evac of all christians + nuke recipe does sound easier.