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EGYPT: Despite qualms, wishes for protesters’ success

Letter by Clara McArthur, Federal Way on Feb. 1, 2011 at 11:43 am | 19 Comments »
February 1, 2011 11:43 am

As I sit here dazzled by the brave conduct of the Egyptian people, and as I watch their Egyptian supporters here in America demonstrating for them, one thought keeps intruding. I recall that above the roaring of our anguish as we grappled with the horrors of our 9/11 terror, they were silent.

So having gone through life opening my mouth only to shift my feet, here goes. I don’t particularly appreciate being lectured by an Egyptian woman at the Seattle rally who left her “homeland” to live in and off of a primarily infidel nation, on what we should think and feel.

If I’m not mistaken, an infidel is anyone who isn’t of the Muslim faith. The Islamists have a Fatwa (like a religious edict) to annihilate all infidels. Don’t take my word for it. Check it out yourself.

I guess because my sympathies are also with the Israeli people watching the news with dread, knowing there are those of the Muslim faith who desire for the total annihilation of Israel and because of Mubarak’s treaty with Israel, it does give one pause for thought, doesn’t it?

Still, it is in the very nature of us Americans to wish for Egyptians’ success in their desire for freedom and justice. And, certainly, with all my heart, I do.

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