Clashes between Jews and Nazis Leave Six Million Dead

That’s the way the Holocaust would have been reported, if today’s liberal/neocon Washington Post had been reporting it. The Post, while liberal on domestic policy, is largely neoconservative on foreign policy. And those wonderful neoconservative democracy promoters have never, to my knowledge, said ANYTHING about the persecution that has fallen on Christians in “democratic” Iraq. It wouldn’t fit their story line. And the same, as Andrew McCarthy shows at NRO, is going on with respect to the unfolding events in “democratic” Egypt:

Screaming “With our blood and soul, we will defend you, Islam,” jihadists stormed the Virgin Mary Church in northwest Cairo last weekend. They torched the Coptic Christian house of worship, burned the nearby homes of two Copt families to the ground, attacked a residential complex, killed a dozen people, and wounded more than 200: just another day in this spontaneous democratic uprising by Muslim hearts yearning for freedom.

In the delusional vocabulary of the “Arab Spring,” this particular episode is known as a sectarian “clash.” That was the Washington Post’s take. Its headline reads “12 dead in Egypt as Christians and Muslims clash”—in the same way, one supposes, that a mugger’s fist can be said to “clash” with his victim’s face. The story goes on, in nauseating “cycle of violence” style, to describe “clashes between Muslims and Coptic Christians” that “left” 12 dead, dozens more wounded, “and a church charred”—as if it were not crystal clear who were the clashers and who were the clashees, as if the church were somehow combusted into a flaming heap without some readily identifiable actors having done the charring….

Straining to preserve the storyline of a vibrant democracy movement that unites Egyptians across sectarian lines, the Post dispatch was quick to add that the “unrest” in Cairo broke out amid “demonstrations attended by Copts and Muslims to show unity and demand better protection from the government.” Of course, these demonstrations got steamrolled. Why? Because the “Arab Spring” is not the Arab Spring. It is the Islamist ascendancy.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at May 14, 2011 09:47 AM | Send

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