We keep telling fairy tales to ourselves in the face of the facts. Meanwhile, USAToday has a glimpse of reality to harsh out your coexisting mellow. Tell me another time about peace, so I can explain to myself who burned the Christian churches in Cairo, and why.
Mobs of ultraconservative Muslims attacked the St. Menas church in the Cairo slum of Imbaba late Saturday
Later the same night, witnesses said a separate Muslim mob, mostly youths armed with machetes and knives, moved to the Virgin Mary church nearby and also set it on fire.
But in the months that followed the toppling of Mubarak on Feb. 11, there has been a sharp rise in sectarian tensions, fueled in part by newly active ultraconservative Muslim movement, known as the Salafis. The once quiescent Salafis have become more assertive post-revolution in trying to spread their ultraconservative version of an Islamic way of life. In particular, they have focused their wrath on Egypt’s Christians, who make up 10 percent of the country’s 80 million people.
But I am not surprised. Back in the hopeful freedom loving days of February 2011, when the newspapers were full of
shit news about the peaceful revolution in Egypt, I warned you how it would turn out.
When he (Mubarak) does fall the Muslim Brotherhood will consolidate power and Egypt will join the other 14th century theocracies in the region. Along the way there will be a lot of blood.
–ASM826, February 4th, 2011