A Dialogue


me: Why do you hate us?

him: We don’t

me: Yes you do. just tell me the reason. I can understand why you hate the Israelis, the crusaders, or even the Americans for political and national reasons, but us, we are your fellow citizens. Why you hate us, why you persecute us?

him: Persecution is a big word, there is no persecution for Christians  in the country, and you cannot deny this truth.

me: Are you serious, how is that?

him: Because you and more than 3 million Christians are still living, look around you, how many churches you have built in our land. If we had persecuted you, as you claim, there would have been no Christians, and no churches in Egypt at all, like many other countries in the region.

me: “your land,”  what a concept, but still you did not answer my question, why do you hate us?

him: Because you lived all that long among us, I mean all these years, centuries, yet you refused to surrender to Islam. You hate Islam. Americans, and Europeans did not live in the land of Islam as you have, except some of them during the short periods of the crusaders, and colonization, and many of those have surrendered to Islam, and many will. The future is ours, here and there.

 

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Not to Be Surprised


 

Surely there are many good and non violent people among all races and religious groups.Yet one cannot predict who out of the followers of  Islam would be born from below. By the “born from below,” I simply mean the exact opposite of the  biblical term “born from above,” or in other translations “born again” (John 3).

While this term might sound weird for most of non Christians, Christians shouldn’t be surprised. Because we Christians believe that God through His Spirit  transforms their lives, and they refer to this transformation as being “born again” or “born from above.” Therefore, it is not hard for us to understand that another faith system can offer an opposite transforming experience  from our own.

To be more clear, I am not trying to demonize the followers of Islam, but to clarify the wickedness of Muslims who take Islam seriously. Those serious followers of Islam are certainly  transformed by an evil belief system of deception. This system of faith is simply evil since it comprises clear elements of envy and violence. A belief system that justifies bloodshed of infidels, Jews, and Christians. All this, can be found , not only in the Quran, but also in the Hadith, and in the history of interpretation, and is practically manifested by their long history of intolerance toward different non Muslim faiths for more than fourteen centuries.

By personal observation, this transformation can span from few days to years, also it can never be completed to a full transforming experience in the life time of a Muslim (which  is in fact more common). Yet when this “born from below” experience occurs, and his/her mind is activated and indoctrinated with a seriously strong jihadic  belief system.

The consequences  conform to Hell, and people are astonished or rather stunned by this acts of Jihad. Nonetheless, Christians  shouldn’t be appalled by these acts of evil, because we also have a belief system that is good, and we not only believe that our good God exists, but also we belief  that Satan exists, and  that he is active in this fallen world (Eph 2:2). We can understand that there can be an evil transforming religious experience, when people truly believe in bad and evil doctrines.

Moreover, we also know that our  ultimate hope is not in the wisdom of this age, nor in an earthly savior who is a smart politician or a good statesman (although these are needed to restrict evil in the world), but our real  hope is in Christ and God’s Kingdom.To him be Glory and the final victory over all these evils, and over Satan himself (Rev 20:10).

Why I donot support Sisi


For many Egyptian Christians, Sisi is worth to be supported for several political and ecclesiastical reasons. Moreover, for completely different reasons, some conservatives in the West seem to prefer a stable and strong military leader in Egypt. Nonetheless, from mere Christian perspectives, supporting a lunatic tyrant shouldn’t be warranted.

Sisi might be fighting terrorists, but certainly not terrorism in the broader sense. On the contrary, his unjust policies will lead to an insurgence of terrorism.

If Christians would betray their principles of love, justice, and equality for political and security reasons, what a shallow and shaken faith they posses. I believe the Word of God, I take it seriously, and I cannot justify the deeds of an evil, liar, and lunatic tyrant- who torture, jail, and kill people, for the sake of temporary peace.

A true Christian should be true to Christ and his Word, not to a pope, or patriarch, or any earthly leader, and he/she is in no way obligated to support what violates his faith and conscience. Any Pharaoh will eventually perish, while the Lord will reign forever.

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What Happened in Egypt II


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When I wrote the first blog describing what was happening in Egypt  last Jun 2013, this was really what I thought to be a massive second revolution, in fact I myself participated in it . I knew there must be an action from the Military SCAF to support the move, by that time we were all focusing on the defaults and the mistakes of the Muslim Brotherhood president Morsi, but what was the great civil move is now stolen and over ridden by the Military.

After what security forces had done to Islamic Egyptians at Rabah Square ( killing more than 700 civilian, August 2013), what followed next was security forces with the aid of special military troops detaining thousands  civilians from all political groups and killing hundreds during the last few months, I must here also mention the violence of the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamic Militias which killed many of security forces,  but look what we have now : again  a severe security state;  no rights no hope for tomorrow , young people disappointed and in despair.

Today General Sisi, the real head of state, is preparing himself to be the new Pharaoh of Egypt by the blessings of millions who believed in a global conspiracy theory against their country. I was wrong and my friend was right, what happen in Egypt was a perfect Military coup which used our rising up, and dreams to take the country to either two ways

The first: a new dictatorship of corrupted SCAF generals (back to Mubarak state)

Second: a total chaos (failing state).

If you pray, pray for me and my family to get out.

Things humans hope for


I don’t know why it has to be this way! May be because of the fallen nature (although it is found every where it is widely manifested here) , long dictatorship, or may be because of our simple minds, but sorry to admit that always at the end of the day- in countries like my own- it is either to be pro regime or a traitor. pro military or pro Muslim brotherhood, security supporter or anti-state anarchy.

Until this changes by opposition being admitted publicly and distinguished from Islamic terrorism ,no real development,  social or economic progress, human rights, religious freedom for all, freedom of speech, and all things humans hope for are to ever come true.

Please pray for the humans’ hope and freedom in Middle Eastern Countries

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Tolerance to Jihad I


While we may view life in different ways according to our different perspectives. Still we all usually agree in that life is worth living. Nonetheless, when a group, a sect, or a party sees life as an exclusive right to its members, and views it for others as a gift to be bestowed by this same sect ( or in other words a charity it does by permitting them to exist along with it ). Hence, we should seriously be aware of what we are dealing with here.

 

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It bothers me when I hear many postmodern voices from the West  shouting and chanting ; appealing their societies and governments to be tolerant by giving this religious group a chance to express themselves and to build on their profound heritage. Here where slogans like tolerance and Islamphobia come into play, but this is senseless to say the least; how can Westerners  defend enemies of life yet claim to be reasonable?! How can you demand tolerance for killers who lie for a chance to deceive you!

This sect rises only in the dark and with darkness, they will use your Western tools, tolerance, and attitudes as they had used their own folks’ ignorance to rise to power, that’s it: I mean period, nothing more or less. No freedom, no real democracy no  real civilization, and not even a life worth living.

     Islamists will never abandon their core principles, terrorism is simply the English word for  Jihad, and it is not an unpleasant thing to them  -as you view it – nor bloodshed is of any sort of offense or even sin. Their consciences are not moved by it. On the contrary terrorism is an essential religious activity in order to make Allah satisfied, and to live as a good Muslim.  Jihad (terrorism) is both in their identity and fruit of their belief system. It is deeper than you think, how than you expect them to betray or abandon it?! , Come on, don’t ask or hope for the impossible.

To be continued for suggested solutions for the dilemma.

غد اّخر


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هل تكفى السجون لكل المعتقلين

وهل تكفى المستشفيات لكل المصابين

يذهب هذا الجيل و يذوب الناس

يولد اّخرون  لا يريدون ذات الكأس

الا يوجد غد اّخر

ام ان قدرنا عراق اّخر

الم يكن يكفينا الفقر و المرض

و حياة بلا هدف او بلد

هل ثار الشعب ضد حكامه

ام ثار على نفسه و على حياته

اكانوا يريدون القبور

و جثث  تأكلها النسور

أعتدتم على منظر الدماء ام تحتاجون المزيد

لكن الامل لا يجب ان يموت

هناك مصر جديدة

بلد جديدة

طالما هناك جيل جديد

ينبت ليغير الواقع و يزيل كل الاساطير

مصر لا تكره و لا تضطهد

مصر لا تجوع و تقترض

مصر لا تقتل اولادها

و لا تلقى بعقولها فى سله مهملاتها

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