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Tuesday, January 04, 2011

And you thought the Jews did it....

With all the attempts in the Arab world to blame 'Zionists' for the car bombing at a Christian Coptic Church in Alexandria, Egypt late Friday night, I'm sure you'll all be just shocked to hear that a fatwa has been posted on jihadist websites justifying the terror attack.
A religious edict signed by a Mauritanian cleric linked to Al-Qaeda' s late leader in Iraq and posted to jihadist websites appears to legitimise the deadly New Year's Eve attack on a church in northern Egypt. The edict, signed last month by Abu al-Mandhar al-Shanqiti, urges Muslims to avenge the alleged imprisonment in a convent of two Egyptian women after they converted to Islam.

Al-Shanqiti is close to the Jordanian sheikh Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi, the mentor of Al-Qaeda's leader in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who was killed in a US raid there in 2006.

"How should Sharia (Islamic) law view Coptic priests and Christians who proselytise in our country and kidnap our women?" said al-Shanquiti's message, cited by jihadist website Al-Tawed.

"You should attack those who attack you, with a force that is equal to or greater than theirs."

"The Koran endorses the principle of 'an eye for an eye', a tooth for a tooth."
Robert Spencer adds:
And as Zip points out, "every religion has its extremists," or so the dogma goes, but when did you ever hear of a Christian cleric justifying violence against innocent Muslims?
How about violence against innocent Jews? Unfortunately, I have heard too many Christian clerics justify that, although I doubt you'll find many examples of them justifying violence against innocent Muslims.

In any event, it's clear to anyone with eyes and a brain in their head that Jews had nothing to do with Friday night's car bombing terror attack.

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At 12:10 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

Of course not and as Debbie Schlussel reports, given that the Copts were more anti-Semitic than the Muslims and led pogroms against the Jews when they were in Egypt and stole their homes and property, don't feel too sorry for them. They're getting what they deserve, measure for measure. Ironically enough, their hatred of the Jews hasn't saved them and like so many Christian Arabs in the Middle East, they bet on the wrong horse.

Tough luck.


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