More “Good News” From Our “Friends” In Egypt

| April 19, 2013 | 16 Comments

Well, it’s looking more and more like the current Administration really hit a “home run” for freedom in Egypt a couple of years ago. You know, when they stood by and did nothing as the Muslim Brotherhood overthrew a longtime US ally, Mubarak, because he was not sufficiently “democratic”.

A family in Egypt has been sentenced to a prison term of 15 years.  That’s “family” – as in a mother and her 7 children.

Their crime?  Converting from Islam back to Christianity.

I’m not kidding.

Seems the lady was Christian originally, but converted to Islam when she married 20+ years ago.  She converted back to Christianity after her husband died in the early 2000s in order to receive an inheritance from her family.  She completed the conversion process, including getting new identity cards showing her and her children’s new religion, in 2004-2006.

Apparently that’s illegal now (it seemingly wasn’t at the time) under Egypt’s new Constitution – pushed through by the Muslim Brotherhood, of course.  So the lady and her kids were sentenced to 15 years in jail.  The clerks who assisted her with getting new identity cards were also sent to jail (the length of their sentence wasn’t given).

But don’t worry, folks. The current Administration knows exactly what they’re doing here.

Yeah.  Right.  “Damn fools” is more like it.

Category: Foreign Policy

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  1. AW1 Tim says:

    Smart Power!!!!!!! Eleventy!!!!!!!

  2. B Woodman says:

    Yeah. . . Tell me again about this whole “religion of peace” thingy. Admittedly, the Catholic church did a whole lot of that, and worse, to apostates (and Jews and other non-believers), back in the day. But somehow they grew out of that. So when is Islam going to grow up and out of the 7th century and start repudiating its barbaric practices against non-members and non-believers??

  3. B Woodman says:

    I’d LOVE to see the ACLU go to Egypt and argue for that family’s religious freedom. I’d even chip in for a plane ticket — one way. Bwhahahahaha.
    (Meanwhile, response from the ACLU) (chirp. . . .chirp. . . chirp)

  4. NHSparky says:

    B–I’ll chip in for the tickets. One-way, of course. Not like they’d need round-trip.

  5. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    @2. There is much erroneous information and misunderstanding regarding the Inquisition. There’s a reason it was called the SPANISH Inquisition and, at its worst, it paled in comparison to the imprisoning of whole families, beheadings, and other atrocities committed in the name of Islam.

  6. B Woodman says:

    #5 2/17 AC
    Part of my point is that no matter what the prevailing church of the day was, and what they did back in the day, Western civilization grew up and matured. Islam, not so much.

  7. Shamus62 says:

    But…but…but…it was the arab SPRING thingy!! Spring man! Like flowers and bunnies and soft, new grass brother! Totally groovy man! How can it be bad??

  8. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    @6. Okay. I’ll admit to being a tad touchy about any comparison between what went on in Spain hundreds of years ago with some overzealous and, quite frankly, crazed bishops, and the wholesale, universal militant, murderous practice of Islam nonstop for centuries.

  9. B Woodman says:

    #8 2/17 AC
    Friends? If you ever come up to SLC UT, let me buy ya a beer or two. We have some awesome microbreweries.

  10. SJ says:

    Come on. DNI Clapper said that the Moooslim Bro’s were “largely secular. (I asked myself, how can that be when they have Mooooslim in the name?)

  11. USMCE8Ret says:

    One world religion (caliphate) is the ultimate goal, right? So much for a peace-loving, tolerant religion as Mooslims would claim to be.

    Savages… every one of them.

  12. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    @9. You bet. I’ll buy the first round. You buy all the others.

  13. LittleRed1 says:

    She’s lucky. In other places, apostacy is punished by death/

  14. UpNorth says:

    When queried, Hillary Clinton said, “What difference does it really make”. Baracka said, hell, give them another 20 F-16′s, they’re our friends.

  15. Flagwaver says:

    Remember, Muslims are peaceful, it is the Tea Party that is dangerous. I mean, really, look at the number of people killed and imprisoned in the past decade in the name of the Tea Party and compare it to those killed and imprisoned in the name of Islam.

    Oh, wait…

    I think Obama knows as much about Islam as he does about the Constitution.

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