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5 Responses to “Are Christians being crucified by the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt?”
As a piece of garbled journalism this viral would not even make the lower reaches of the garbled journalism bestseller list. The top spots of that list are presently occupied by how wonderful the Arab Spring (or was it winter) has been and how Egyptian Christians can sleep safely in their beds at night kowing that the peace loving muslim brotherhood rule the country.
Gordon hold your fire but maybe not your breath, as this story spins out the truth will spin out.
Fellow readers may be interested to know that one of the first Western reporters to have picked up the original news source has revisited the claims, and which I have just recvd. Here’s his conclusions:
“All this leads to the most important point. Whereas Kay appears intent on proving that the crucifixions never happened, a close read of my article shows that I never said they did happen. As always, I merely reported and translated what was on the Arabic media; noted that Sky News took its story down; and then offered my own interpretation—including the fact that Muslims have been known to crucify their opponents in the modern era, crucifixions are prescribed by the Koran and Sharia, and an Egyptian parliamentarian recently called for crucifixions to be legalized.
“In light of all the above, I reiterate my original conclusion: “there is little reason to doubt this crucifixion story.”
“Indeed, soon after this crucifixion story appeared in the Egyptian media, a disturbing video surfaced from Yemen, of a mutilated man, crucified.
“How long before the usual naysayers try to portray even this video as a “hoax”?”
[...] fortnight ago I noted Stuart James’ question on his popular blog-forum eChurch: “Are Christians being crucified by the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt? Important blog post by my friend Gordon looking at the veracity of the Christian [...]