Islamic Fellow Travelers On The Road To Bigotry And Mass Murder

Muslims bombed this Coptic church in Egypt on Palm Sunday. Islam is the reason.

ISIS Egypt’s targeting of Coptic Christians at prayer in their churches – most recently on Palm Sunday, April 9, 2017 – may seem particularly brutal and brazen, and it is.

But the ISIS actions to demonize and eliminate Christians from the region are broadly shared, less bloodily and brazenly but clearly, by a range of political players who are opposed to each other but somewhat similar in this one regard. Turkey, Iran, Saudi Arabia, the Muslim Brotherhood, Al-Qaeda, and related Salafi-jihadis, may all hate and be hated by ISIS but all share some version of a bigoted Islamist supremacist ideology that spews poison against Christians and Jews and against any Muslims too openly identifying themselves as freethinkers or secularists or liberals.

These regional actors are all part of a broader social and political architecture which normalizes bigotry and internalizes hate, and which – because they are not guilt-ridden Westerners – they largely get away with in the eyes of a West desperate for Muslim allies and uncomfortable with defending Christians


You can see some of our local fellow travelers here and here.

  • CoolTolerance

    Iqra Khalid has two posts on the bombing. There were at least 40 comments per post, all respectful, most from Canadian Copts and Canadians who traveled to Egypt. They were explaining how difficult life is for Christians in Egypt.
    I looked at the posts a few hours ago and she has deleted all the comments, except for a few more recent ones.
    Worse, she banned me. I imagine she also banned many others.