When one is going to church, what do you expect? Whenever I went to church, nobody tried to shoot others and commit violence against the church in the name of Allah, God, whatever. God is not someone to be taken lightly, and even when Allah in Islam is subject to criticism, there is one thing that we should make known at all costs. Violence in God’s name is forbidden, haram, in Islam. It should be duly noted that the Medina scripts, the parts of the Qu’ran or holy book of Islam that condone violence, really don’t mean it in the present time. The book was written in a time when girls were mistreated and violence against Arab tribes was common, even “People of the Book” were considered dangerous. Egypt is taking the right steps to ensure Christians have a safe place to worship. I remember times when ISIS or ISIL or whatever this group’s name is would behead Christians and steal their women which isn’t right. An old man bought a Yezidi girl for the purpose of rape, and it was horrifying to hear this girl talk about her escape, her captvitiy being all the worse. ISIS needs to keep its hands off all Christians, rather, go back to their small caves and don’t come out again. ISIS has no place in Islam, nor does anything else that supports it. Weapons of mass destruction, that of the Mother of All Bombs, aren’t enough to stop this group from making it unsafe for Coptics to worship in Egypt. Coptic Christians, among others, are targeted because of their faith, and this is not right. One person dead because another person uttered “allahu-Akbar” that is not right. Islam is supposed to have had a better attitude toward blind women as well, but the brothers in the Mosque I attended did not have that attitude, and now my ex, Deq, is currently in Kenya with his new bride. This is fine, as I’ve found someone else who isn’t Muslim, who has a good head on his shoulders, etc., and because I don’t have any local friends, I don’t know what else to do but exchange conversation with an old friend. Thankfully, she understands that why I left the community, why religion doesn’t work for me. But that’s a whole different story I can write a different day.
As for the problems with Christians worshipping their way in Egypt, at least there is a president who’s willing to support the Christians, no jizzia tax or anything, because that’s humiliating. Arab Christians and Jews call God the same, so why tax the people for reading the “book”?