Coptic Consensus.The Coptic Christians in Czechoslovakia weren't alone yesterday.
In Sydney's Martin Place, several thousand Coptic Christians also turned out to protest against the persecution suffered by their fellow christians in Egypt at the hand of the muslim majority.
This persecution has been going on for a long time, but rarely receives any attention, let alone the amount it deserves.
Being in Melbournistan, I was unable to attend the rally. When I mentioned it to a workmate this morning I was asked, "Why bother? What purpose does it serve, what does it prove?"
Well, it proves that people (christians and non-activists) are starting to wake up to the fact that something is seriously wrong in our world.
It proves that people are willing to make a move on something, even if it is a relatively benign march a few blocks and then hear speakers on the topic.
When churches in Australia require protection akin to what synagogues and Jewish schools shamefully already have to deal with, then things are getting worse and not better.
As the Australian Coptic Movement Association say on their homepage:
Christian girls kidnapped, raped and forced into Islam! Homes burned down and businesses ruined! Christians murdered in bright daylight while the authorities stand by and watch! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!
Great to see the Reverend Fred Nile, long derided as some sort of bigot and buffoon, speaking in support of the Copts in Egypt.
Also David Clarke, Member of the Legislative Council, standing and speaking against islamic terrorism.
Let's not mince words here. Christians in Egypt are dhimmis.
My co-worker would do well to consider the plight of those in foreign lands; just because they are the other side of the world it doesn't mean that there aren't those here who think that we should be treated the same way.