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Tuesday, 16 November 2010

The Continuing Persecution of Christians in Egypt

Persecution of Christians in Egypt

NOVEMBER 2010: AS an MEP, Nick Griffin gets sent numerous texts of speeches that are being made in Britain. The speeches cover a multitude of topics and while some are of interest to nationalists, such as protecting the environment and defending a country's culture and traditions, the majority promote an internationalist agenda, seeking to expand the influence of the European Union and the global economy.

 Yesterday, Nick received notification of a lecture being given by Dr Ahsraf Ramelah at the Community College in Northampton on the Persecution of Coptic Christians in Egypt.
In his introduction Dr Ramelah provides a brief history of the Coptic Christians in Egypt and the persecution they have faced from Muslims. There then follows an interesting analysis of the Western Mindset with regard to Islamic aggression, Sharia Law and Jihad.
This is what he had to say:
"Many Westerners, including Americans, for some reason hesitate to hear the truths related to Islam and its history or see the sad reality of current events around the world, especially  the oppression and discrimination within Egyptian society today.
While in the Western civil societies there is a clear separation of religion and state, in Arab-Muslim countries the two are inseparable. Islam is a juridic religion which governs every single part of an individual's life and by definition must extend to state government. Therefore, the policy in Egypt which forces the dhimmi (submissive second citizens) status upon those of minority religions is linked to the religion of Islam. In fact, the Sharia, laws based upon Muslim religious texts, is written into Egypt's state constitution as an amendment and is the official guide to all rulings.
The United States constitution is the basis for our laws and regulations but does not interfere with individual citizens and their beliefs, while in Arab Muslim countries the Sharia is the source and basis of law and dictates an individual citizen's behavior and attitude.  
What is Sharia? And what does it mean to us as Westerners?
Sharia is an Arabic word which indicates the source of law in general. According to Islamic doctrine this law was delivered directly by Allah as a Divine revelation set fourth in the Qur'an and the Sunnah text which contains examples of behavior set forth by the Islamic prophet during his lifetime.
In analyzing the above, one can easily see how non-Muslims in Islamic majority countries are subject to the Sharia.
Muslims claim that Sharia is applied only to the Muslim people as part of their religion, however history and current practice indicates the opposite. The Sharia was introduced in Egypt by President Anwar Sadat in 1981, indicating Egypt to be a Muslim country with Sharia as its law. Sadat did not abrogate or nullify the Egyptian constitution, but instead he wrote a simple amendment and placed it as the second article within the Egyptian constitution.
Here are a few examples of Sharia compliance happening in Egypt today:
* Today as the past, the legal courts of Egypt do not ever rule against a Muslim when he has committed a crime against a non-Muslim and this practice follows Islamic Sharia doctrine.
* Today as in the past, Egypt Copts are struggling to build new churches and repair existing ones based upon two decrees, Omrani and Hamayoni, which regulate the relationship between believers (Muslims) and unbelievers (Jews, Christians, etc.). The submission of non-Muslim to Muslim is based on Sharia. This is likewise happening in other Islamic countries; for example, in Afghanistan a few years ago the Taliban destroyed a huge, ancient statue of Buddha!
* Today as in the past, Christian women and girls are kidnapped, raped and converted to Islam. Rape is part of Sharia. This is also in accordance to Mohammad's message to the countries his armies were to invade that all should embrace Islam to keep from being killed (Islam, Teslam).
* Today as in the past, in the public schools, Islam is taught to all students as part of Sharia.
Jihad is part of sharia and means holy war. Muslims teach that jihad is a fight in self-defense to protect their faith. The reality is the opposite; in fact, jihad is one of the pillars of Islam and is offensive and aggressive. Let me borrow a few verses of the Qur'an to prove this important matter.
The following are two verses. The first is from Surah Al Anfal (8) verse 60 below: Arabic Qu'ran, English Qu'ran.
60. And prepare for them, you Muslims, all the strength that you can recruit? armed forces and mounted troops? to strike terror into the hearts of Allâh's enemy, who is your enemy, and into the hearts of others whom you do not know but who Allâh knows. And remember that whatever you spend in the way of Allâh, you will be reimbursed for it and you will never be unjustly wronged.
Islam promoted Jihad in the past, promotes it now, and will promote it forever for the sole reason that Islam intends to conquer the whole world.
Here are the verses that state it, Al Bakara (Cow) 2:154 below: Arabic Qu'ran, English Qu'ran.
154. Do not consider the martyrs in Allâh's cause to be dead. They have acquired the glorious privilege of martyrdom. Do not say they are dead, for they are alive in the Lord's providence, but you do not perceive this fact.
Al Twaba 9:20:
20. Indeed, those who believed in Allâh's oneness and migrated to where they could best serve Him and strove for His cause with their wealth and their lives, are privileged by Allâh with distinction in the scale and rank, and these are the triumphant who are bound to His care.
Al Twaba 9:41:
41. O you who believe, march out, each in his capacity, lightly armed and heavily armed. Every hand must be open to contribute something to the common purpose, and strive in the cause of Allâh with your wealth and your lives. Such a campaign is charitable for you if only you knew (it helps you prevail and confirm Allâh's faith and worship)."