Tuesday, 10 May 2011
Finally, the Guardian has reacted to the worrying developments in post-revolution Egypt. Not in the way you might think, though. The Guardian deplores not the attacks on Christians, but the Egyptian government's attempts to stop them.

The threat by the Egyptian justice minister, Abdel-Aziz al-Gindi, that law-breakers in the country will face "an iron fist" after Muslim-Christian violence at the weekend is a worrying one.

The sequence of events at the Saint Mena Coptic Christian church is still unclear, but certainly this kind of communal violence in Egypt has a long and disturbing history. It's right that the authorities take a zero-tolerance approach to all signs of co-ordinated violence against the country's small Coptic Christian population. But an iron fist? And hauling nearly 200 people before military courts?

This all smacks of Mubarak-era authoritarianism. And it's just the latest instance of Egypt's caretaker military rulers behaving in a draconian fashion while the world looks away.

Of course, authoritarianism is the only way that the natural evilness of the Mohammedans can be contained.

UPDATE: Haha! Just found out the author, Kate Allen, is the director of Amnesty International UK and was married to Ken Livingstone for 18 years.

This article is typical of the Guardian's approach to Mohammedan-related problems. First, they will ignore the evidence of Mohammedan wrong-doing for as long as they possibly can. Then, when the evidence becomes too blatant to ignore and breaks through into mainstream coverage on other media outlets, as Muslim violence against Christians in Egypt did recently, the Guardian will give it a token, tangential mention in an article focused on some other aspect of the anti-western, pro-jihad narrative. This is exactly what they did on the topic of Muslim rape gangs: ignored it for years then, when the Times broke it out into the mainstream, acknowledged the fact that it had taken place while burying it in an article about the perils and history of "racialising crime". No doubt when the Muslim vote fraud story finally breaks, as it surely must sometime, they will come up with some comparably clever contrivance.

Allen then moved to the Refugee Council, where she headed the UK emergency evacuation programmes for Bosnia and Kosovo, and chaired the Asylum Rights Campaign - a coalition of 100 refugee agencies, lawyers and community organisations - during the passage of major new asylum and immigration legislation.

In 1998/99 she was seconded to the Home Office, where she worked on the 1999 Immigration and Asylum Act.

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