UPDATED: February 4, 2011 Bridgetown
We received the following message from Reyhana Patel, who is a member of the UWI Cave Hill Islamic Society (If she is the same M. Patel. I might be wrong but I thought I saw her at a public meeting)…
“How about posting this link up? This should contradict your Egypt article posted online. I’m willing to schedule a debate last week of March 2011 or first week April 2011?
Obviously, if i don’t hear from you I’m assuming you are unwilling to take part and learn about the Muslim community which proves the point of every Barbadian that the Barbados Free Fress is just out to attack the Muslim community.”
Washington Post – The Egyptian revolution: An interfaith movement
BFP’s original article…
“Christians murdered by Egyptian Muslims? Let’s not spoil the celebration by mentioning that, okay?”
The Nation newspaper has joined the myopic mass media celebration of the revolts in Tunisia and Egypt as being staged by people crying for “greater freedom and democracy.”
Says a Nation editorial…
“The freedoms which we take for granted, such as the right to associate in trade unions and political parties, and to exercise our freedom of expression to criticize the head of government and members of cabinet, so long as we keep within the law, are sometimes taken for granted, but these recent events (in Egypt and Tunisia) ought to be a reminder to us that the price of freedom is eternal vigilance.”
Freedom of Religion? Freedom from Religion? Not worth mentioning.
Here the dishonest silence of The Nation stands naked and exposed, for there is no mention of freedom of religion in the editorial. The Nation editor knows that there is no freedom of religion in Egypt, and that there will still be no freedom of religion after Mubarak is deposed. If anything, the murders and oppression of Christians and non-Muslims will increase as the Muslim Brotherhood assumes a formal role in government. Continue reading