Friday, October 14, 2011


During the uprising in Egypt, I suggested to my blog readers in myBad Medicine February 4th post titled, “Let My People Go” that we should be careful about meddling in the overthrow of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. In that blog post I wrote: “Anyway, right now, our country is supporting the overthrow of Egypt’s Mubarak. Especially if we are going to end up with the Muslim Brotherhood in his stead, we might want to be a bit more careful about whom we are throwing our support behind. Mubarak is no saint but we are likely to end up with someone much more sinister in his place. Do we ever learn?”

Evidently we don’t learn. Now the Coptic (Egyptian) Christians who used to live in peace in Egypt are being persecuted, killed, and eradicated. Even so, the voices that decried the resistance of the government from takeover are strangely quiet at the systematic expunging of Christians. Furthermore, Egypt was at peace with Israel but now anti-Israeli voices and actions are growing.

In the above mentioned blog, I also wrote, “How many times have we encouraged the deposing of one ruler to only be saddled with one who is a zillion times worse?” It’s good to help people in need but we need to be sure the cure isn’t worse than the disease.

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