الأربعاء، يناير ٢٥، ٢٠٠٦

A Silent World

If the events that took place in the Udayssat village in Upper Egypt last week, had taken place in any civilised country on the face of the earth, you'd expect to see some media coverage of it.

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??


Blogger Egypeter said...

Dear Coptic sister - My name is Peter and I am a Copt living in Chicago. I came across your blog (actually found it through the "Italian American Catholic's blog that you commented on) and just wanted to say hello and tell you how much I like your blog. Keep up the great work! We share the same beliefs and concern for our fellow brothers and sisters in Egypt. I cry from much of the news that I read out of Egypt regarding the Copts situation. So basically I just wanted to thank you for exposing what is going on in Egypt to the rest of the blind world.

By the way, isn't that Italian fellow's blog awesome...he's fascinated about our history. We've already exchanged emails and he asked me to reccomend him a good Coptic book...I reccomended, "Introtduction to the Coptic Orthodox Church" by Abouna Tadros, which is really awesome. Anyway, keep up the good work and God bless you!

In Christ,

يناير ٢٥, ٢٠٠٦  
Blogger Bent El Neel said...

Hi Pete
Thank you for visiting, it's a pleasure to have you :)

Like you I also weep when I read or hear these stories. We are so lucky to be in a position where we can give a voice to the victims who can't speak up.

By the way, I have seen your comments on the Italian guy's blog too. You're right I love his blog...awsome icons and I like what he has to say. There's another really good one too: Amillennialist. Check it out some time.

God bless you too Peter and hope to chat again soon.

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