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Daily reporting and analysis of current events from a biblical and prophetic perspective.
Thusday, February 3, 2011
Journalists getting mob treatment by peaceful religion in Egypt
The angry mobs in Egypt are being a little tough on so-called journalists from America. CNN's Cooper Anderson was punched in the head several times. ABC's Christiane Amanpour was swarmed by protestors who, according to Amanpour, "surrounded us and chased us into the car shouting that they hate America. They kicked in the car doors and broke our windshield as we drove away." CBS's Katie Couric also was reportedly attacked by protestors who say they hate America. This is not the type of reception these modern day "Rock Stars" enjoy as celebrities in the United States. It seems they are getting a welcome that they didn't expect from the moderate crowd of their beloved peaceful religion.
Maybe these reporters will come away from Egypt with a new understanding that Islam is not what they report it to be. We can only hope that by these purported journalists' collective first hand experience of angry mobs caring nothing of their precious right to free speech their eyes would be opened to the world of Islam. It is reality television at its best and the journalists are the objects of hate rather than adoration. But to the liberal mind, some journalists already say that it is because of America's longstanding support of Egypt's Mubarak government that the riots occurred. They imply that if America was not such an evil imperialist empire, the peaceful religion of Islam would not be so provoked to anger.
The Committee to Protect Journalists, a journalist defense watchdog group, says the rioters are pro-Egyptian government mobsters trying to "eliminate witnesses to their actions." CPJ's Middle East and North Africa program coordinator Mohamed Abdel Dayem, obviously an impartial observer, says."The government has resorted to blanket censorship, intimidation, and today a series of deliberate attacks on journalists carried out by pro-government mobs." Journalists traditionally are proffered some respect during news coverage because it is assumed they are reporting events without bias, but as we can see by this example--the pro-government guys are bad, the Muslim Brotherhood guys are good.
These are rioters that are looting 2,000 year old historic treasures of Egypt. If they care nothing about their own heritage, why would they care about a celebrity journalist from the land of the great satan? If you, as a hated American, are going to cover a riot, especially one instigated by terrorists, you can expect to get roughed up a bit. These Islamists who hate America and Israel are not caring about the journalists who love them. It would be a great thing if our "journalists" would understand the truth about this peaceful religion and report it. But as Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 4:3, 4, "But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not..."
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
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