And here we were sure the Amish was going to claim responsibility for these attacks in Egypt. Plot twist never happened. All these “Not Amish” attacks are getting wearisome, no?
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has announced a three-month state of emergency following twin church bombings by the Islamic State (ISIS) group that killed dozens of worshippers on Palm Sunday.
Confronting CCTV footage captured the second of the two attacks, which killed a total of 44 people and injured 126.
Local media released the footage which purportedly shows a man dressed in a blue sweater attempting to enter St. Mark’s Cathedral in Alexandria, before he was reportedly told to go through a metal detector.
Remember, we said Egypt, not Stockholm. That was a day or two before…and years before that (see Stockholm Terrorist ‘Deliberately Targeted Young Children.’ and RAPE CAPITAL: Stockholm Nightclub Cancels Events. Because of Sexual Assault Spike).
Really, how many other ways can we say, “This is our enemy, smarten the f*** up?”
Now, let’s talk what actually happened here. A group of “Islamic extremists” attacked Christians on Palm Sunday. If you’re unfamiliar with Christianity, Palm Sunday is rather a big deal. It celebrates Jesus’s triumphant arrival into Jerusalem ahead of the crucifixion and about a week before the resurrection. Depending upon the Christian denomination, Palm Sunday is typically celebrated with a procession, where church-goers carry palm branches (hence “Palm” Sunday) into their church.
ISIS saw this collection of Christians en masse as a perfect opportunity to slaughter as many Christians at once, as those Christians were celebrating the “arrival” of their savior, one week ahead of His resurrection on Easter Sunday.
Yes, that point should be rather obvious. But alas, such is the political climate I thought it needed to be stated, as obvious as it is. We have leftists and other puffy #NotAllMuslim advocates who would make a broom from palm fronds and sweep the symbolism of the clear ISIS targeting of Christians under the prayer mat while saying “Christians are just as bad.”
No. No. No. Also, point the passage of scripture where Jesus calls for the killing of non-believers. Because what happened on Sunday is yet another clear example of the stark differences between peaceful Christianity and Islam. No, not all Christians are perfect. Jesus is. No, not all Muslims are terrorists. Muhammad was.
Now go deal with your triggering in a healthy way. Like smacking yourself. Make sure you turn the other cheek.