Yesterday Mahmoud Salem published a piece in the Daily News Egypt, entitled “Morsy’s Christian Problem.” In the piece, Salem condemns the Egyptian government’s lack of protection for the Christians in that country. He acknowledges that President Mohamed Morsi claims to defend Egypt’s Christian population, but Salem demonstrates the hollowness of Morsi’s support.
Salem lists the acts of violence directed against Egyptian Christians since Morsi took office. He notes that the president’s government successfully defends certain buildings from protestors, but inexplicably cannot protect church buildings. Salem’s piece should cause all Christians to pray for their brothers and sisters in Egypt.
But Salem does not merely criticize Morsi. He also indicts the West for valuing democracy over human lives. He ends his piece with these words:
In other news, during those clashes, European Union officials were in Egypt discussing with the president and opposition figures the parliamentary elections and how they intend to monitor them, with the Egyptian newspaper citing Catherine Ashton promising to help Egypt get that IMF loan, so that the EU, alongside the US can continue to prop the Muslim Brotherhood regime as it continues its reign of terror. I have a suggestion, EU: How about we resort to your magical ballot box to solve Morsi’s Christian problem once and for all? We can start a referendum asking whether or not to burn all of Egypt’s churches and kick all the Christians out. I am positive it will pass with a stunning rate, and then the state can persecute the Egyptian Christians and attack their churches legitimately. After all, the ballot box has spoken. Dear EU, you can monitor that if you like.
Salem notes one of the perils of democracy. It all depends on who is doing the voting. Let’s pray for Christians in Egypt.