Bearded Savages of the Day number 49

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Today’s accolade goes to those followers of Islam in Egypt who are determined that there shall be a genocide of the Copts.

The Copts are being blamed for stirring up opposition to the Muslim Brotherhood Egyptian leader Mohammed Morsi.

Inflammatory and libellous statements have been made about Egypt’s Coptic Christian community by Islamic leaders there, in one case Egyptian Christians were referred to as ‘crusaders’, even though the Coptic Christians are the indigenous inhabitants of Egypt before it was invaded by the armies of Islam.

The Gatestone Institute reports:

“More recently, Dr. Wagdi Ghoneim — who earlier praised Allah for the death of the late Coptic Pope Shenouda,cursing him to hell and damnation on video — made another video, entitled, “A Notice and Warning to the Crusaders in Egypt,” a reference to the nation’s Copts, which he began by saying, “You are playing with fire in Egypt, I swear, the first people to be burned by the fire are you [Copts].” The video was made in the context of the Tahrir protests against Morsi: Islamic leaders, such as Hegazy and Ghoneim, seek to portray the Copts as dominant elements in those protests; according to them, no real Muslim would participate. Ghoneim even went on to say that most of the people at the protests were Copts, “and we know you hid your [wrist] crosses by lowering your sleeves.”

The heart of Ghoneim’s message was genocidal: “The day Egyptians — and I don’t even mean the Muslim Brotherhood or Salafis, regular Egyptians — feel that you are against them, you will be wiped off the face of the earth. I’m warning you now: do not play with fire!”

Along with trying to incite Egypt’s Muslims against the Copts, and threatening them with annihilation, Ghoneim made other telling assertions, including:

Addressing the Christians of Egypt as “Crusaders,” once again showing Islam’s simplistic, black-and-white vision, which clumps all Christians — of all nations, past and present, regardless of historical context and denomination — as one, in accordance with an Islamic tradition that states “All infidels are one religion.” “

It beggars belief that less than 70 years after then end of Nazi Germany, we should be hearing similar exhortations to genocide, this time against the Copts of Egypt, from mentally unbalanced fascists. Although this time the fascists are religious rather than nationalistic.

Such an open declaration of hatred by Islamic groups towards Egypt’s religious minorities must not be ignored, we have seen what happens when statements of genocidal intent become actual genocides. We saw it in World War II, we saw it in Rwanda and we have seen it in other, specifically Islamic genocides throughout history.

Egypt appears to have surrendered to bearded savagery and I fear for the future of the Coptic Christians of that land, who are being used as scapegoats by Islamists and I fear that they are about to drink deep from the bitter draught produced by the seemingly inexhaustible well of Islamic hatred.