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Raymond Ibrahim

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April 12, 2013 - 7:50 am

Earlier this week a video began circulating on Arabic-language websites purportedly showing a crowd of Muslims in Egypt assaulting and raping two Christian women — on a crowded street and in broad daylight.  The video opens with Muslim men repeatedly shouting the word “Nasara”— the Koran’s derogatory appellation for “Christians”— as they identify two Coptic women who proceed to scream and run, only to be knocked to the ground by several Muslim men who savagely attack them, strip their clothing, and try to gang rape them.  Throughout, the women scream in terror while the men shout “Allahu Akbar,” that is, “Allah is Great,” as well as chant the shehada, or Islamic profession of faith: “There is no god but Allah and Muhammad is the prophet of Allah.” None of the many passersby intervene in any way.

Little other information about the video accompanies the Arabic sites posting it.  So I did some searching; apparently the events recorded in the video occurred in 2009.  As for the context, I found a pro-Muslim article titled (in translation) “The truth about the video of Coptic girls raped in the street.”  Here I expected to encounter denial and dissemble, claims that the video was a “hoax,” that these are not even Egyptians, etc., etc.  Surprisingly, the article confirmed the authenticity of the video and what it depicts.  The main quibble it offered was that the video was in fact made in 2009 and that the Coptic activists who recently uploaded  it are troublemakers trying to create “sectarian strife.”

Much more interesting are the arguments the article makes to justify the rape of Christians: it claims that Muslim rage (for this particular incident) was prompted by accusations that a Coptic man had raped a Muslim girl.   Accordingly, Muslims were merely retaliating in like manner (along with raping Christian girls, Muslims also rioted, burned, and destroyed Christian shops and homes, as is customary)…Continue reading and/or see the video.

Raymond Ibrahim, a Middle East and Islam specialist, is author of Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians (2013) and The Al Qaeda Reader (2007). His writings have appeared in a variety of media, including the Los Angeles Times, Washington Times, Jane’s Islamic Affairs Analyst, Middle East Quarterly, World Almanac of Islamism, and Chronicle of Higher Education; he has appeared on MSNBC, Fox News, C-SPAN, PBS, Reuters, Al-Jazeera, NPR, Blaze TV, and CBN. Ibrahim regularly speaks publicly, briefs governmental agencies, provides expert testimony for Islam-related lawsuits, and testifies before Congress. He is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center; Judith Friedman Rosen Writing Fellow, Middle East Forum; and a Media Fellow at the Hoover Institution, 2013. Ibrahim’s dual-background -- born and raised in the U.S. by Coptic Egyptian parents born and raised in the Middle East -- has provided him with unique advantages, from equal fluency in English and Arabic, to an equal understanding of the Western and Middle Eastern mindsets, positioning him to explain the latter to the former.

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almost never a mention of this anywhere. if the reverse were to happen here we'd "never" hear the end of it. are christians ever going to speak out on this and other moslim atrocities? are church leaders in the dark or denial?
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It just confirms what I always say, Islam is not a religion, it is a totalitarian political ideology pretending to be a religion. It has no moral precepts, not with regard to itself or with regard to others. The Copts in Egypt must feel like the Jews trapped in Europe in the early 1940s. Unfortunately, the Coptic state (Egypt) is occupied by Muslims, and there is nothing the Copts can do about it. No UN resolutions to condemn the occupiers, and no UN resolutions to condemn the apartheid conditions under which the Copts live. Finally, no UN resolutions to condemn the barbarity of the current occupiers.
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A Christian Coptic is proud to call themselves "nasara." It is only an insult if used as an insult.
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