As Egypt’s Islamists blame Christians for the ouster of Mohammed Morsi, anti-Christian violence has reached epidemic levels, with an estimated 82 churches across Egypt attacked and heavily damaged by Morsi supporters in a mere 48 hours.
Unfortunately, the persecution of Christians is nothing new in Egypt or other Muslim-majority countries. But thanks to the mainstream media, few Westerners understand the true scale or nature of the horrors involved.
Here’s what a friend wrote me on the subject, it may be the best explanation yet.
“News media in the United States today are firmly in the hands of people whose personal and professional interests do NOT lie in revealing or permitting the discussion of these self-evident facts.
Islam is as likely to advance societies as voodoo is. But what advances current elite media people’s individual and group interests is the maintenance of a perpetual pretend conflict between the evil Christians and Jews and the unjustly maligned Muslims and voodooists.
Understand that and you understand all. The pretend conflict enables them to live fat while avoiding the huge work and dreadful conflict of unpacking the real conflict.”