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Hey, just for the record, the next time you are tempted to believe all that cockamamie manure about how "all belief systems are equally important, valid, and true," and that "radical Christianity is just as threatening as radical Islam," remember this story and ask yourself when the last time was that you heard about this shoe being on the other foot:
Hundreds of Muslim extremists surrounded a church in central Egypt and threatened to kill the local priest, the Assyrian International News Agency reported. The extremists began targeting the church in a village 7 kilometres south of the city of Minya in March after renovation work began, threatening to demolish the church.
AINA Friday cited eyewitnesses as saying that the Muslim mob, dressed in white robes and long beards, chanted: "We will kill the priest, we will kill him and no one will prevent us."
One of their leaders was cited as saying they would "...cut him to pieces," AINA reported.
The priest Father George Thabet, who was holding morning mass and was locked in the church with several parishioners. Security forces arrived five hours later and escorted the priest away in a police car to the Coptic Diocese in Minya.
Coptic youths who were attending mass remained inside St George's church to defend it from Muslim attacks.
No police or security of any kind was present during the standoff, according to reports.
The time where we can just assume that everyone realizes this is not behavior modeled by any other belief system in the world has left us. People have been so bombarded with the stupidity of the cultural left that loathes Christianity - they've heard all about the "theocrats" on the Christian right who are trying to make everyone believe like them, or they've heard from clueless extremists like Rosie O'Donnell or CNN's Christiane Amanpour who say that we should be scared of radical Christianity every bit as much as radical Islam - that people lose sight of the real threat that looms.
Radical Islam is real. Radical Islam is a global threat. It does not teach tolerance. It does not value free expression or free debate. It abhors liberty. It's name means "submission," and it's followers demand it, or death. If given the opportunity, they will exact violence on women and children, or even holy men of other faiths, because they see it as the will of their false god. There is no other belief system like this that is simultaneously a religious faith and a political order.
These are the folks to fear. These are the folks to resist. These are the folks we should be running specials on every night on CNN, FOX, and the networks. These are the folks that books should be written about, movies made about, magazines investigating, and newspaper articles covering daily. This is the real threat to our way of life. It is time we stop pretending otherwise, lest our ministers need to be locked inside our churches awaiting a police escort, as our youth groups prepare to do battle to defend our sanctuaries.
The war between radical Islam and the West is real. It has been declared by Islamists, and they have been waging it for decades. They will continue to do so. All that remains to be seen is whether we will recognize it and confront it, or refuse to believe it as we open our front door to welcome them in.