For Indiscriminate terrorism, it seems pretty discriminate.
2011 has has started off the same as 2010 ended, with increasing violence against Christians in Muslim dominated countries.
The latest, of course, is the New Years attack on a Coptic Church in Egypt. This attack followed a mass for Mary, Mother of God.
At latest count, 25 five Christians perished in the attack with scores more injured.
This is tough enough to endure without the addition of insult to injury by pusillanimous equivocators.
First off, President Obama. For once, the President issued a statement on anti-Christian terror. He needn’t have bothered. From the statement:
The attack on a church in Alexandria, Egypt caused 21 reported deaths and dozens of injured from both the Christian and Muslim communities.
Nope. No Muslims were killed in this bombing. Repeat after me, these are not indiscriminate attacks. To continue to suggest that Muslims are the victims too, is an insult to the memory of all those who died and to the intelligence of those of us left living.
And President Obama was not alone, President Mubarek of Egypt did the same thing.
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak accused unnamed foreign elements of being behind the attack.
“This act of terrorism shook the country’s conscience, shocked our feelings and hurt the hearts of Muslim and Coptic Egyptians,” he said in an emergency address to the nation. “The blood of their martyrs in the land of Alexandria mixed to tell us all that all Egypt is the target and that blind terrorism does not differentiate between a Copt and a Muslim.”
For blind terrorism, they sure do seem very specific.
This is anti-Christian violence committed by Muslims. It is not an insult to Muslims to point out the obvious. Trust me, they know it. But it is an insult to all Christians to continue to deny it.
Time to name it and claim it.