Look where you have to go to get news of what’s happening to Christians in Egypt.
Ahmed Dia-el-Din, Governor of Minya has been extorting huge amounts of money from Coptic Christians. He demanded that families in the village of Saeed Abdelmassih come up with a million pounds or donate land to build a mosque in this place which has no Muslims. When they refused to pay, he ordered demolition of three homes, which was accomplished on Feb 28th. The governor is also threatening to demolish a Coptic community center (Mallawi Diocese) which serves for rehabilitation and education of special needs youth. So far, demonstrations and anger from the Coptic communities have forstalled this.
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights has reported 53 actions by Muslims against Copts from 2008 to 2010, Of 29 districts, the Minya governorate leads the pack with 21 incidents.
Mubarek has resigned, and has handed over control to “the armed forces”.
Who’s in charge?
Does Obama know who to call???
Probably not, because as this article indicates, the White House is CLUELESS. The disarray of our government regarding this matter is probably one of few truths being conveyed about the media concerning the crisis in Egypt.
Long ago Pharmer commented upon the idea of using corn to make ethanol for fuel. 1) It would raise the price of beer as demand for all kinds of grain rose in relation to supply. 2) Food prices would go up. 3) Most significantly, people in other countries would be made to Starve, because food is so much harder to obtain in the poorest countries. The U.S. formerly the breadbasket of the world, closed off much of the supply by converting it to fuel.
The above article connects the inflation of food prices caused by our “quantitative easing”, inflationary policies with exacerbated misery throughout the world. We only use a portion of our income for food, so when that price goes up, we’re unhappy, but not in severe danger. Such is not the case for the third world where people spend the bulk of their income on food. They are made much more miserable by irresponsible spending and fiscal policy of the United States. Rioting in the Middle East is being attributed to the pressures felt by people who are much more drastically affected by inflationary prices of food.
Please remind your Leftist Democrat friends of these things when they speak of their party as the one with compassion for the poor.