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Former Fort Worth woman leaving Islamic Egypt ‘irrevocably’
Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | Sunday, Apr. 14, 2013 | Anna M. Tinsley

Posted on 04/14/2013 11:55:10 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Mary Thornberry never thought this day would come.

But she has decided she can no longer stay in Egypt—the country she has loved and chosen to live in for nearly two decades, through revolts, protests and the political uprising that swept President Hosni Mubarak out and Mohamed Morsi into power.

“In sorrow and anguish, I shake the Egyptian sands from my sandals and return home,” Thornberry, a former Fort Worth resident, told the Star-Telegram in a recent email. “This is forever. Irrevocably.”

She made the decision as the number of deaths and injuries rises in the midst of clashes between Christians and Coptic Christians. …

“I can no longer abide the emerging Islamic Republic of Egypt,” wrote Thornberry, 78, who moved to Egypt more than 17 years ago to study ancient Egyptian history after living in Fort Worth with her husband, James Derrick, for about 20 years. … “The so-called principles of Islam are being put into place,” Thornberry said. …

(Excerpt) Read more at star-telegram.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: Texas; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: egypt; marythornberry; muslimbrotherhood; rop

1 posted on 04/14/2013 11:55:11 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Studying Egyptian history is worthy. The savages that live there now are not the ones who built that stuff, bby population, intelligence, or anything else. It was thousands of years before the Islamic infection.


2 posted on 04/15/2013 12:01:36 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Olog-hai

She was able to live real cheap (retire) in Egypt and had loads of Egyptians kissing her butt and doing stuff for her cheap. That ended


3 posted on 04/15/2013 12:11:32 AM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing - Joe Pine)
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To: Olog-hai

I don’t think there will ever be a day that I want to go to Egypt.


4 posted on 04/15/2013 12:18:29 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I’d gladly pay ten bucks per megaton to launch on Egypt.


5 posted on 04/15/2013 12:29:45 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: Hardraade
I’d gladly pay ten bucks per megaton to launch on Egypt.

I'll see that, and raise you Ten more!

6 posted on 04/15/2013 12:55:10 AM PDT by WVKayaker ("...once a bell is rung by a biased media, it's impossible to un-ring it."-Sarah Palin 11/7/12)
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To: Olog-hai
She made the decision as the number of deaths and injuries rises in the midst of clashes between Christians and Coptic Christians.

The editing is not very good. It should be clashes between muzzies and Christians and Coptic Christians. But we all know that here.

7 posted on 04/15/2013 1:04:41 AM PDT by BBell (And Now for Something Completely Different)
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To: Hardraade

For the sake of the historical ruins there, you might want to go neutron.


8 posted on 04/15/2013 2:09:30 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

how about a day when Egypt is returned to Christianity? A pipe dream maybe, but one can always hope


9 posted on 04/15/2013 2:21:16 AM PDT by Cronos (Latin presbuteros->Late Latin presbyter->Old English pruos->Middle Engl prest->priest)
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To: WVKayaker

I’ll see that and raise you twenty! Lets glass over that Islamist pest hole once and for all. What do I hear for Saudi Arabia? 30, 40?


10 posted on 04/15/2013 2:25:41 AM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: jmacusa
Lets glass over that Islamist pest hole once and for all.


11 posted on 04/15/2013 2:36:36 AM PDT by WVKayaker ("...once a bell is rung by a biased media, it's impossible to un-ring it."-Sarah Palin 11/7/12)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
I went there once back in the Seventies...

I had lived in the Philippines and traveled to India, both places giving me a look a a type of poverty we don't have here in the states, but Egypt was another level altogether, IMO.

12 posted on 04/15/2013 2:55:43 AM PDT by rlmorel ("We'll drink to good health for them that have it coming." Robert Duvall)
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To: dennisw

It was not a good idea to stay there. Given enough time, she would appear on a video with a bunch of muslims making some demand which, unless met, would result in a beheading.

You can bet everyone for miles knew where she lived.


13 posted on 04/15/2013 2:58:41 AM PDT by rlmorel ("We'll drink to good health for them that have it coming." Robert Duvall)
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To: BBell
She made the decision as the number of deaths and injuries rises in the midst of clashes between Christians and Coptic Christians.

Maybe this quote wasn't bad editing, but selective editing to avoid naming Muslims near the start of the article.

14 posted on 04/15/2013 3:02:55 AM PDT by quimby
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To: dennisw

I don’t get it. Can’t just take the story on face value? Gee, and the reporter even used the AP-incorrect term “Islamist,” to describe Morsi, too.


15 posted on 04/15/2013 3:38:24 AM PDT by Prospero (Si Deus trucido mihi, ego etiam fides Deus.)
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To: Olog-hai

“Why anyone should be surprised, surprises me,” Thornberry wrote. “The platform, aims and actions of the Muslim Brotherhood have not changed from its inception, if anything, they have intensified.”

Thornberry said she’s scheduled to leave Cairo for the final time April 30, headed for her daughter’s home in Brooklyn Park, Minn.

“I don’t have to take it. I won’t take it,” she said. “I return to a civilized country.


16 posted on 04/15/2013 4:13:10 AM PDT by visualops (artlife.us)
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To: rlmorel

She would have been an oddity and mini-celebrity in her neighborhood. Islamic gossip travels at light speed.


17 posted on 04/15/2013 4:14:31 AM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing - Joe Pine)
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18 posted on 04/15/2013 4:39:28 AM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (The Old White Flag Republicans can go straight to He// and take their pal Obama with them!)
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To: WVKayaker

Aim your nuke at the Aswan High Dam & watch the world’s biggest toilet flush!


19 posted on 04/15/2013 4:44:02 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: visualops
headed for her daughter’s home in Brooklyn Park, Minn

You don't get to wear sandals much in Minnesota.

20 posted on 04/15/2013 4:45:05 AM PDT by LoveUSA (God employs Man's strength; Satan exploits Man's weakness.)
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To: Olog-hai

Ancient Egypt made a comeback


21 posted on 04/15/2013 4:53:46 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: quimby
"She made the decision as the number of deaths and injuries rises in the midst of clashes between Christians and Coptic Christians."

This statement is a flat out lie. There are no clashes between Christians and Coptic Christians. Either she is not being truthful or the author of the article is wrong. Or maybe it is that the media can just no longer bring themselves to report Muslims as the troublemakers.

I was in Cairo a year 1/2 ago with a Coptic Christian guide. Essentially all of the Christians in Egypt are Coptic Christians.

22 posted on 04/15/2013 5:05:04 AM PDT by Apple Pan Dowdy (... as American as Apple Pie mmm mmm mmm)
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To: WVKayaker

Nuke ‘em ‘till they glow; then shoot ‘em in the dark!


23 posted on 04/15/2013 9:16:55 AM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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