- "We (Egyptian Christian known as Copts) are the original Egyptians, Muslims (Egyptians) are invaders and they will eventually disappear over time and we will stay".
- "This our our country not theirs (Muslim Egyptians)".
- "We have been always oppressed (by Muslims) and it was an exception when we were treated well".
These are just a little sample of what he said over the past year.
For heaven's sake, even a 8 year old would label that as extreme fanatic nonsense!
For such hatefull speach to come from a Priest of the Egyptian Church that is shocking! This type of talk does nothing but increase fanaticism on both sides.
Now, i know someone might come and say: "Well there are fanatics on both sides". I'll agree, but there are many Muslims who condemn Muslim fanatics and outcast them.
What worries me is that i haven't heard a single Copt (Egyptian Christian) condemn this guy for these fanatic hateful words!
We see things like that CD that was distributed about 2 years ago that had a play that was in a Church's theatre and it had very bad things about Islam.
We hear about bad things said behind the closed doors of Churches.
We see and hear about some Copts living abroad (Akbaat Al mahgar) requesting boycotting of Egypt and maybe even using military force against Egypt to save Copts.
And now, we find this "person" and his likes coming out in media to say such rubbish.
What do you think even moderate Muslims will feel when they hear that??
Don't give me that argument about there are Muslim shiekh's saying same things in public because...
First, now the Police arrests them or at least stops them one way or another (remember Sheikh Salama Hijazi, Moahmmad Imara amongst others).
Second, we (Muslim general population) condemn such things (watch any TV program and the comments said and you'll get my point).
Can't help but think, if that guy says such things in public... you can only imagine what he says behind the closed doors of the church!
For a Priest to talk like that i find that so... rrr... non Christian if i may say.
The Priest should be an example to others. unless of course he decided to turn into a politician, then that is a total different story.
Take for instance an excellent example of a priest, Anba (father) Basanti. Now that is a guy to respect and listen to. The way he talks, what he says and how he says it are an example to follow.
My point is... WHERE ARE THE COPTS THAT CONDEMN HIM AND HIS LIKES? WHY DON'T THEY SPEAK UP? WHY DOES THE EGYPTIAN CHURCH LET HIM SAY WHAT HE SAYS?
Finally, a question and a poem to our Government (yes! a poem!) and their security forces...
The Question: "How come anyone who crosses the line from Muslims gets punish (eventually), yet nothing happens to the likes of Morcus Aziz?".
The Arabic Poem : "Asadon 3alaya... waa fel 7arbi na3amaton"!!!!!!!!