In past 72 hours the ugly ghosts of sectarian tensions returned back to Egypt yet thank God these ghost did not create what they were intended to from a fraction in the Egyptian society after the revolution of January 25.
The counter revolution was crystal clear to us in the past 72 hours with these strange sudden incidents with sectarian nature. A priest was killed in his apartment alone in Asuit “according to some he was killed by another Christian over land dispute while other say that he was killed by a burglar” , a fire at the deserted homes of the Baha’is in Sohag and then next day we find more disturbing news that a church was set on fire at Rafah and that the army attacked a monastery at Wadi Al Natrun injuring some monks.
The army denied the news of that Church in Al Arish , already when I checked the videos related to the so-called incident , I found out that they were uploaded on February 16 !!
What happened at Wadi Natrun at the monastery of Saint Pishoy was the peak because we had what some wanted to be portrayed as the clash between the army and the Christians or wanted to be the start of this kind of clash. Based on the comments I saw online I felt that the NDP online department is too damn active.
Now according to what I understand the monks at the monastery built a wall on a state owned land which is illegal. The army came with its weapons to demolish the wall. This is the story in nutshell. A little addition you must know that the Egyptian government and the Egyptian army issued a strong warning for all those who violated the law and built on a state owned land during the security absence.
The monks claim that they built to protect themselves after the withdrawal of the police and that the army knew about. They also claimed that the army used RBJ and live ammunition.The monks stated where their injured from other monks and workers are “Angelo American hospital” The monks complained the army or rather these troops to AFC.
Pope Shnouda said that monks were unwise to build on a state owned land even if it were for protection according to what he had said last Wednesday yet he condemned the use of force.
The army on Facebook addressed the matter in Msg No.13 where it stated that :
- The army did not lead any aggression against the monastery.
- The army has no intention to demolish any house of worship in Egypt.
- The army only demolished the walls that were built on the state owned land.
The Egyptian Christians were angry after all this and some of them went to protest freely at Tahrir square last Wednesday night.
Now to my own personal view I refuse how the army dealt with the matter but let’s agree that we are not dealing with police yet I refuse how the monks took a piece of land that is not theirs regardless of their reasons.
For 18 days there was no single policeman in front of any church or synagogue or mosque and yet there was no a single attack.The sequence of the events shows that someone is missing up in the backyard and this one we know very well : State security.
Today the AFC has issued Msg.18 : The council monitors carefully what is happening from newly founded expressions like counter revolution and attempts to create tensions between Muslims and Christians and that the AFC demands the people to stand like one in front of all these schemes. “The last part was highlighted in yellow”
I do not know how it could be more crystal clear to the whole world.
Youm 7 which is owned by Ashraf Safwat Al Sherif “whose assets are frozen currently in Egypt ” published a strange news that the Church in Egypt had a meeting with other Christian sects to discuss the future of the 2nd article in the constitution with reference to the refusal of the church to this article. In real life Pope Shnouda did not discuss any constitutional article with one and he does not refuse the article. “I will not publish any link anymore to Youm 7 because I have joined the #UnfollowYoum7 Campaign”
There was a protest too on Thursday and thank God the plans of the counter revolution was sabotaged because the chants were not sectarian as much as they were anti-Police , anti-state security and anti-counter revolution chants.
I do not want it to sound to another former regime’s Egyptian unity cliché but at the same time the real rats of the former regime were doing what they are good at , a group of young Egyptians hanged the Egyptian flag between the Two Saints church and the mosque in front of it.
It is not a cliché because i would like to remind you that one of the main suspects behind the bombing that shocked the whole nation in the beginning of the year is Habib Al Adly himself and MOI !!
I see a counter revolution scenario , let’s pay attention for it.