Saturday, May 14, 2011

"Clashes between Jews and Nazis Leave Six Million Dead"

That's Lawrence Auster's headline nailing the disgusting "even-handed" approach by some in the media to the pogrom against Christians in Egypt.

Mr. Auster links to a powerful article by National Review's Andy McCarthy:

"Screaming 'With our blood and soul, we will defend you, Islam,' jihadists stormed the Virgin Mary Church in northwest Cairo last weekend. They torched the Coptic Christian house of worship, burned the nearby homes of two Copt families to the ground, attacked a residential complex, killed a dozen people, and wounded more than 200: just another day in this spontaneous democratic uprising by Muslim hearts yearning for freedom.

In the delusional vocabulary of the 'Arab Spring,' this particular episode is known as a sectarian 'clash.' That was the Washington Post’s take. Its headline reads '12 dead in Egypt as Christians and Muslims clash'—in the same way, one supposes, that a mugger’s fist can be said to 'clash' with his victim’s face. The story goes on, in nauseating 'cycle of violence' style, to describe 'clashes between Muslims and Coptic Christians' that 'left' 12 dead, dozens more wounded, 'and a church charred'—as if it were not crystal clear who were the clashers and who were the clashees, as if the church were somehow combusted into a flaming heap without some readily identifiable actors having done the charring.… "

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