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Egypt Seeks Unity After Coptic Massacre By Blaming The Jews

by | 7th, January 2011

IN Alexandria, Egypt, 22 Coptic Christians have been murdered by a suicide bomber at the Church of Saints Mark and Peter. Saudi Muslim cleric Sheikh Saleh al-Fawzan says the devil is behind it. Coptic Christians look at the Muslims.

Egyptian lawyers are pragmatic. They look for a traditional scapegoat to unite the country. They see only Jews:

A coalition of Egyptian lawyers accused Israel of being behind an terror attack in Alexandria that killed 22 members of the Christian Copt sect, Army Radio reported Monday.

The Mossad carried out the the operation in a natural reaction to the latest uncovering of an Israeli espionage network,” the lawyers accused at a rally in memory of the victims, organized by the Egyptian Bar Association, according to the report.

It’s not Egypt that has problems. It’s just those Jews – and they are everyone’s little problem.

“With careful consideration,” observes commentator Ammar Ali Hassan in the independent daily Al-Masry Al-Youm, “the incident could lead to other interpretations, especially the application of the Zionist conspiracy against national unity in Egypt.”

Going one better, Essam El-Irian, a senior member of the Muslim Brotherhood, says that while he believes “the Israeli Mossad was behind the incident,” he won’t rule out the possibility that al Qaeda itself may now be under Israeli operational control.

Round up the usual suspects…

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