Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Question for Reuters: where are the missing Egyptian Copts?

Reuters continues to ignore or sanitize the bitter reality of endemic discrimination, hostility, and lethal violence directed at Egypt's Coptic Christian community.  Whether out of fear for their correspondents' security or due to institutionalized bias, the news agency simply refuses to report on the magnitude of the intimidation and suffering Copts are experiencing at the hands of Egyptian Muslims.

Illustrative of this self-censorship, is Reuters failure, in any of its multitude of stories, to disclose to readers that since the fall of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, an estimated 100,000 Coptic Christians have fled Egypt in fear of what is inevitably to come with the rise to power of the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafist parties.

Rather, we see Reuters serving as apologists for the Islamists by citing anonymous "experts" to assure us that church burnings are due to... well, catch the non sequitur below:
Since Mubarak's ousting last year, Christians have become increasingly worried after an upsurge in attacks on churches, which they blame on hardline Islamists, although experts say more local disputes are often also behind them.
"More local disputes"?

Sometimes, the English language simply can't be stretched far enough to cover a multitude of sins. 

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