En 2006, lorsque le Pape Benoît XVI avait cité une phrase historique qui fut considérée comme diffamatoire pour l’islam, les chrétiens dans le monde entier en ont payé le prix : des émeutes anti chrétiens avaient suivi, des églises brûlées et une nonne assassinée en Somalie.
I 2006 da Pave Benedikt citerede fra historien, som blev bedømt som krænkende af islam, betalte kristne i den muslimske verden prisen: Anti-kristne optøjer fremkom, kirker blev brændt ned, og en nonne blev myrdet i Somalia. Det var dengang. For nogle dage siden, da en kristen i Ægypten blev anklaget for at komme sammen med en muslimsk kvinde, blev 22 hjem tilhørende kristne sat i brand, under råbene “Allah Akbar.”
In 2006, when Pope Benedict quoted history deemed unflattering to Islam, Christians around the Muslim world paid the price: anti-Christian riots ensued, churches were burned, and a nun was murdered in Somalia. That was then. Days ago, when a Christian in Egypt was accused of dating a Muslim woman, twenty-two Christian homes were set ablaze to cries of “Allah Akbar.”
Sometime back, I noted that Muslims have been projecting the worst aspects of Islam(ism) onto the Copts, Egypt’s Christian minority. This raised more questions: Is Islamist projection onto the Copts a unique phenomenon? Do Muslims project against other non-Muslims? Is there a trend?
The persecution of Egypt’s Coptic minority is taking an ironic, and dangerous, turn: Islamist leaders are now projecting the worst traits of radical Islam onto Egypt’s Christians. A psychological phenomenon first described by Sigmund Freud, “projection” is defined as “the attribution of one’s own ideas, feelings, or attitudes to other people.”
A recent MEMRI report titled “Arab Columnists: Stop Talking About Offensive Jihad,” alludes to the ultimate problem between Islam and the non-Muslim world: offensive jihad, or jihad al-talab — the Islamic imperative to subjugate the world.
For centuries, the Copts — Egypt’s Christian, indigenous inhabitants — have been subject to persecution, discrimination, humiliation, and over all subjugation in their homeland (etymologically, “Copt” simply means “Egyptian”). In the medieval era, such treatment was a standard aspect of sharia’s dhimmi codes, first ratified under Caliph Omar in the 7th century and based on Koran 9:29.
One of the most widely circulated newspapers in the world, Egypt’s Al Ahram, recently ran a fake picturedepicting Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak walking in front of U.S. President Barack Obama and a pack of other Mideast leaders. In fact, based on the original photo, Mubarak, the octogenarian, appeared trailing last.
Islamist enmity for infidels, regularly manifested in the jihad, is by now moderately well known. Lesser known, however, but of equal concern, is the mandate for Muslims to be loyal to fellow Muslims and Islam — a loyalty that all too often translates into disloyalty to all things non-Muslim, including the American people and their government.
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