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Reader comment on item: The Attack on Israel's Embassy in Cairo
in response to reader comment: 7000 years

Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Nov 27, 2011 at 08:11

Steve Omara wrote

>Egypt has secured its same PHYSICAL borders for 7000 years. Unfortunately its ancient,respected psyche was infected by Islam about 1400 years ago, It has been downhill ever since. This arab spring will secure the position of islam, nothing will change for the better. In this way Islam is consistent.

Very true indeed. The Egypt of 642CE that was invaded by the Arabs was a country of 7-8M and it was the bread basket of the Byzantine Empire and of Rome and the Levants. Alexandria was still the place for learning sciences and medicine and philosophy and it was the major trade center in the late antique world with its great avenues like the Via Canopica and the Soma and the great Agora and the two harbors

Within 100 years Egypt was in ruins and there was the Coptic revolt of 730-740CE that was put down by the Umayyads and the end result was more damage to the economy of Egypt. All the imperialist Arabs wanted was to get money as much as they can from the Copts in the form of al-jizya and al-kharaj and the end result was by the time of the French invasion of Egypt in 1798 the population of Egypt was down to 2M and the population of Alexnadria was only 4000! Oh the population of Alexandria at the time of the Arab invasion? It is estimated to have been around 200,000-400,000

So much for the Arabs and their imperialism

Now here is the best part: Many Copts are telling Muslims that Egyptian Muslims are guests in Egypt (which I happen not to agree with) and that Egypt belongs to the Copts and that if they do not like such fact then they (Muslims) can pack and move back to al-hijaz where they came from.

Oh the answer to this polemic? Well a member of the Muslim brotherhood by the name of Fadel Suliman wrote a book "Aqbat Muslimeen qabl Muhammad" or Muslim Copts before Muhammad and his theory goes as follows: The Copts were really followers of Aruis of Alexandria and must be called al-aruisiyuun or those that follow Aruis and that they used to chant la ilaha ila allah 3issa rasul allah which is the Islamic shahada but the name of Muhammad is replaced by the name of Jesus.therefore Muslims in Egypt need not go back to al-Hijaz!

Yes it is ridiculous but when one is desperate to prove a point this is what would happen

For the readers not familiar with Aruis: He was a Libyan Presbyter in late antique Egypt in a Church in Bouklia (today's Buokla) which was outside the walls of the city of Alexnadria and what he really said is very much neoplatonist where we have the ultimate God who is really detached from this less then perfect creation and that Jesus is a God and is worthy of worshiping and that the Trinity is really vertical and not horizontal whicxh the God is above Jesus who is above the holy spirit

Now you judge for your self: Is this what islam is all about? but again when one is desperate anything is possible


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