Egyptian Army Vows To Protect Islamists

Shortly after toppling the Muslim Brotherhood's Mohamed Morsi, the Egyptian Army vowed to protect Islamists (emphasis mine):

The Egyptian armed forces have issued a warning that they will not allow any assaults on Islamists following the fall of former President Mohamed Morsi.

"To Egypt's youth from all religious currents and orientations, no one in Egypt questions your patriotism and sincere dedication to this country," army spokesperson Ahmed Ali said on Thursday.

The statement went on to stress that no group would be excluded in Egypt.

No group except, of course, the Christian Copts, whom the Muslim Brotherhood is blaming for its downfall:

Among the episodes of violence in Egypt after the overthrow of President Morsi there is also the attack against the Coptic Catholic parish of St. George, in the village of Delgia, 60 kilometers from Minya. Since Wednesday evening, July 3 groups of fanatical Islamists first looted and then burned down the pastorís house and church group buildings. "Thank God there were no victims and injuries" says to Fides Agency the Coptic Catholic Bishop of Minya Botros Fahim Awad Hanna "but the alarm continues. The fundamentalists have closed the roads at the entrance to the village. They shout slogans against Christians, they say they want to destroy everything and now they are trying again to storm the church. The local police are helpless, I called Cairo to ask for the intervention of the army."

There are only 800,000 Christian Copts in Egypt. Over 20 million Egyptians protested to out Morsi. So, it only makes sense for Islamists to blame the Copts. Right?

Posted by: DMartyr at 08:50 AM


1 Who will protect everyone else Copt's and non Copts alike from the protected Islamist?

Posted by: obsidian at July 04, 2013 11:21 AM

2 (emphasis mine): Says a lot.

Posted by: Fearless Fred at July 04, 2013 12:12 PM

3 liberals brought down the conservative islamists

Posted by: occam at July 04, 2013 01:54 PM

4 Ha, ha, ha. True Occam true. One for you.

Posted by: Fearless Fred at July 04, 2013 02:46 PM

5 Notice that Obama refuses to use the word COUP. He knows that if he does aid to Egypt will stop. He wishes to continue to arm Egypt with our best. He really doesn't give a shit about who wins out. He knows that in time it will be business as usual.

Posted by: Not a coup at July 04, 2013 05:08 PM

6 There are 8 to 9 million Copts in Egypt.

Posted by: faboutlaws at July 04, 2013 06:10 PM

7 And how many Muslims. Not a good place for a religion riot.

Posted by: Big hat with cows at July 04, 2013 07:17 PM

8 The Muslim Brotherhood has now had two days to organize. Expect today to be most interesting. I figure they will be allowed to gather and protest. Then things will get out of hand and the military will end up shooting a few dozen. They are naturally cautioned to be as cool as possible. After all. They're all Muslims.
The Muslim Brotherhood figures the military has committed a major crime against democracy.
In any case the United States has somehow managed to alienate both sides. Obama went to Egypt and told them relations between the United States and Egypt will get much better under his administration. Now relations are worse than ever. Obama has cozied up with the Muslim Brotherhood. This gives them the idea that all is not lost. Riots for sure. But so what? It's still their business. Not ours. We need to get out and stay out.

Posted by: Fearless Fred at July 05, 2013 07:11 AM

Anyone that thinks these animals can resolve their issues knows nothing of islam. You have to think 640AD barbarianism with a healthy dose of adolescence. They can not control themselves.
"I have come victorious through terror". Mohammad

Posted by: Abrog8 at July 05, 2013 07:57 AM

10 So all these Muslims educated in the United States and Europe can't control themselves. That doesn't say much for our educational system. One of the lead surgeons and a dept head at St Lukes childrens hospital is a Muslim born in Iran. That that to the parents of all the children he's saved. I notice you quote Mohammad but not the Jewish or Christian old testament. Why not? I'm not silly enough to said all muslims are fanatical killers. There is over a billion of them. If they all were Jihadists the world wouldn't exist.
Ever been to Dubai? Bahrain? Far more advanced than Israel. And to tell the truth, much more polite and better mannered. Why not take reality into consideration. If all Muslims were as you say the wealthy ones could purchase whatever they wished to destroy Israel. That in itself is proof that they can control themselves. What they can't control is the religious fanatics. At various times in history other religions couldn't either.

Posted by: Freeman at July 05, 2013 01:39 PM

11 Aegyptian army protects islamists = you dance with the one who brung you.

Posted by: EROWMER at July 06, 2013 01:39 PM

12 My name is Dmartyr and I would like to suck Hitler's cock.

Posted by: sfdg at July 07, 2013 06:10 AM

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