Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Arab Summit On Persecution Of Christians: Bud Out!

Historically, the Arab world has felt perfectly capable of taking care of its dhimmis without interference--why should now be any different?

An Arab economic summit took time out to make it clear that the persecution and murder of Christians in the Muslim world is a purely domestic affair:
Arab summit in Cairo endorses Egyptian proposal to counter Western calls for protection of Christians.

The Arab Economic Summit opened today in Sharm al-Sheikh in Egypt. According to the Egyptian Al Masry Al Youm, one of the key topics for discussion is the criticism by Western countries of the treatment of Christians in the Middle East, following several high profile attacks in Egypt and Iraq:
‘Leaders participating in the Arab Economic Summit issued a statement rejecting foreign interference on the issue of minority rights in the Arab World… The statement said that Arab leaders reject attempts by foreign powers to intervene in Arab domestic affairs.’
Al Masry Al Youm earlier reported that the proposed resolution would condemn ‘Western interference in domestic Arab affairs under the pretext of protecting Christians’, and noted that Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossam Zaki argued that criticism ‘would only serve to aggravate sectarian tensions in the Middle East.’
After all, it's not as if this is an ongoing thing, is it?

Well, actually--it is.

Wikipedia has a helpful list of Muslim countries where Christians have been persecuted from 1989 to date, including:
  • Republic of Turkey
  • Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
  • Algeria
  • Iraq
  • Lebanon
  • Sudan
  • Pakistan
  • Egypt
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Iran
  • Nigeria
  • Indonesia
  • Afghanistan
  • Kosovo
  • Malaysia
  • Lebanon
  • Yemen
  • Somalia

Yeah, the Muslim persecution of Christians is just a domestic issue.

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