A Silent World
Mysteriously, the Egyptian media has steered clear of the events. Even the seedy newspapers that delight in publishing such events (AlOsboa and Al Naba)The BBC reported it...or should we say, misreported it, initially. But there was no updates on the man who succumbed to his injuries and died, or the 13 year old child who suffered a heart attack as a result of the horror he witnessed that day. Why the silence??
Do these people mean this little to their government that the attacks on their liberties, their place of worship and their safety is so trivial? Listen to me...I'm hallucinating!! As if the government cares. The police present AT THE TIME OF THE ATTACK said "we're not here to protect you" to the priest!!! So why are you here sunshine? To aid the attackers?? it would seem so.
2 lives lost. Many more ruined. The world turns away. Why? Scared of being labeled anti-Islamic if they say something, if they dare report the events as they happen...Even the BBC, which has been a reliable source of news for the Arab world takes extreme care not to show Islam in a negative light.
I wonder how many would have expressed their outrage around the world if a group of Muslims were attacked while trying to build a mosque??