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our dear Jon and his little trip "out of interest" to Egypt

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Aug 4, 2008 at 07:27

Our dear Jon wrote

>4. Regarding Muslims and Christians in Egypt: yes, there have been alarming violent attacks recently.

But you told us before that there are no problems between the Muslims and the Copts in Egypt

>There have also been periods in the past where Christians had more or less limited rights. However, this improved during the 20th century, and the rule is now (still) a more or less peaceful coexistence.

Islamic gobbledygook

> I recently returned from Egypt, and (out of interest)

Really? so you went to Egypt so you can come back and tell us about the peace between the Copts and Muslims in Egypt? Are you for real?

> I talked with a lot of Coptic Christians there.

OK I have a few questions for you:

1. Where did you find those Copts that you met with?

2. Did you have a dialogue in Egyptian Arabic or was it English?Well I can assure the readers that it was not Urdu

3. Could you provide us with some names?

4. And where did you meet in Cairo as in the name of the place?

5. Even if this little encounter is true it is no more than anecdotal observation and do you know why? Because if you read the press in Egypt you will realize that Egyptians themsleves are realizing that they are facing a serious sectarian problem

6. Do you know who was Farag Foda? I'm sure you must heard about him during your little chat with the copts on your little trip to Cairo

>The perception of those I talked with is that there are few problems, and they have many Muslim neighbors and friends that they get along with well. The only major problem was marriage (neither Muslims nor Christians want their children to marry each other). Violence is a startling exception and not the rule. It is right to point out the increasing violence and condemn it.

Then there is violence but you told us that all was Ok in Egypt! Remember?

>However, a blanket claim that "Islam" is behind the violence

Yes islam is a violent religion and it ain't Buddhism or Jainism for sure

>would fail to explain how Christians and Muslims have lived in general peace through the years (at the very least in a much more peaceful state than many other multi-religious societies around the world.)

No I'm not really interested in a discussion about the history of Egypt. Well may be you need to read a good book instead of reading the poor literature called the Qur'an or living in your little fantasy world

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