April 07, 2013

Egypt: Angry Muslims Kill Five Seven After Copt Child Draws A "Cross"

Notice how Reuters blames both Christians and Muslims, yet it was the Muslims who violently overreacted to a child's drawing (emphasis mine):

Five Egyptians were killed and eight wounded in clashes between Christians and Muslims in a town near Cairo, security sources said on Saturday, in some of the worst sectarian violence in Egypt for months. [...]

Four Christian Copts and one Muslim were killed when members of both communities started fighting and shooting at each other in El Khusus north of the Egyptian capital, the sources said. State news agency MENA put the death toll at four.

An angry crowd smashed shops belonging to Christians, residents said. A Reuters reporter saw a burned-out Coptic day care center and several damaged shops belonging to Christian traders. An apartment inhabited by Muslims was also burned.

Residents said the violence broke out on Friday when a group of Christian children were drawing on a wall of a Muslim religious institute.

A Reuters reporter saw what looked like a swastika drawn on the wall. Muslim residents said it had offended them because it looked like a cross.

"I saw the kids drawing on the wall after afternoon prayers so I grabbed them and told them to remove what they'd just written," said Mahmoud Mahmoud al-Alfi, a Muslim resident.

Then another man arrived and started beating the children, drawing a large crowd, he said. The situation escalated when someone drew a gun and fired into the air, killing one boy with a stray bullet.

Swastika? No problem. But a cross??? OH, NO YOU DIDN'T!!!11!!

So, lets review. One Christian Copt child draws a swastika that looks a little too much like an offensive cross. Muslims begin beating the children. One of the children is actually shot dead. Christian Copts fight back. Yet Reuters reports as though both sides are equally to blame.

One other note: The most of the pictures in the slideshow accompanying the article show Muslim victims, despite the fact the Christians suffered more casualties and losses. Again the implication by Reuters is that there was some equivalency in the cause and result of the "clashes."

Nothing new here. The religion of peace and the media behaving as we've come to expect. Carry on.

UPDATE: Global Times (H/T Jihad Watch) is reporting as many as seven Christian Copts have been killed in the clashes.

Below the fold, an image of the offensive drawing that justified taking 8 lives... probably NSFW if you are an Islamists or a liberal.

copt_cross_swastika.jpg

By DMartyr at 09:40 AM | Comments |