Saturday, November 20, 2010

Egypt refutes US religious freedom complaints - LOL!!

Egyptian woman stands near the remains of a burned motorcycle after attacks on Christian homes in the village of Bahjora, Qena province, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) from the famous ancient ruins of Luxor, Egypt, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010

Did they think that with Obama at the helm ~ the state department was going to make something up this year!! Just last week 22 Christian homes were burnt out while police stood idly by ~ because a Christian boy was caught dating a Muslim girl. The religious freedom report for Egypt reads like a Shari'a law manual, in as many ways as it calls for the demeaning treatment of others.

Here is the logical outcome for Shari'a in motion! More than a law for personal piety ~ it also directs Muslims to discriminate against /in order to subjugate others living under Muslim control ~ according to the Islamic value placed on the non-Muslim religion.

For example, the value placed on a Bahai person vs. a Christian person.

Egypt does not recognise the Bahais who consider Bahaullah, born in 1817, to be the last prophet sent by God -- a direct conflict with Islam, the religion of most Egyptians, which considers Mohammed to be the last prophet.

What this means, for the Egyptian Bahai, is that their children would not be allowed to attend school, when the children turn 5, their children would not be allowed to go. But because Christianity is recognized, their children can attend state schools. But both occupy a state backed underclass.


Maybe they are so disappointed ~ because they thought Obama understood Islam better ~ one should know then that you don't treat religious minorities with respect!!



AFP - Egypt on Saturday angrily dismissed complaints from the United States concerning religious freedom in its key Middle East ally, saying that Washington has no right to hand down judgments.

"The report is rejected on principle because it has been issued by a party which has no right to made such an evaluation," the foreign ministry spokesman said in a statement in reaction to a US report on religious freedom.

"Egypt is only concerned with what emerges from parties linked to the United Nations," the Egyptian spokesman said.

The annual International Religious Freedom Report, released on Wednesday by the US State Department, carried a sharp complaint about the status of religious freedom in Egypt.

"The status of respect for religious freedom by the government remained poor, unchanged from the previous year," the 2010 report said.

It singled out minority groups such as Christians and members of the Bahai faith, saying they "face personal and collective discrimination, especially in government employment and their ability to build, renovate, and repair places of worship."

Furthermore, members of the opposition Muslim Brotherhood "remain subject to arbitrary detention and pressure from the government," the report said.

It was the second time in as many days that Cairo has expressed rare and harsh criticism of Washington.

On Thursday it accused the United States of meddling in its affairs after the US administration called for foreign observers to monitor the November 28 parliamentary election in Egypt.

Tensions have been mounting ahead of the polls, and the Muslim Brotherhood has accused the authorities of arresting hundreds of its members since it announced on October 9 plans to field candidates in the election.

Egypt does not recognise the Bahais who consider Bahaullah, born in 1817, to be the last prophet sent by God -- a direct conflict with Islam, the religion of most Egyptians, which considers Mohammed to be the last prophet.

Coptic Christians, who make up between six and 10 percent of Egypt's 80-million-strong population, frequently complain of discrimination and sectarian attacks.

1 comment:

foxmuldar said...

This is what happens when we have a Muslim in the White House. Muslims feel empowered to continue their persecution of non Muslims. Don't expect Obama to voice any outrage. Remember how silent he remained when innocents were being shot in Iran not long ago. Obama feels compelled to obide by Islamic law.