Thursday, October 13, 2011

There he goes again, with the moral equivalency card.

With the overthrow of Mubarak, the Islamists have increased their fury against Egypt's Christians [known as the Copts].  The Coptic Christians have been trying to peacefully protest the attacks on them [and their churches] by the radical Muslims. Instead of getting help from the Egyptian army, the Copts were beaten and mowed over by the Egyptian tanks.  25 were killed and 300 injured during the protests. I had a previous post on this.

So, yesterday [Tuesday] White House spokesman Jay Carney, issued this statement:
“The president is deeply concerned about the violence in Egypt that has led to a tragic loss of life among demonstrators and security forces,” Carney said, expressing condolences to loved ones of the dead and injured.   “Now is a time for restraint on all sides so that Egyptians can move forward together to forge a strong and united Egypt".

What?  Restraint on all sides?  You have victims [Christians] being beaten, murdered, their churches destroyed, and they need to show restraint, the same as the attackers [Islamists]?

This moral equivalency, the same kind of moral equivalency this president always uses [especially in the Israeli/Palestinian dispute] is abhorrent to me. 

Mr. president, all situations don't involve equal participants in a dispute. Every dispute is not wrapped in shades of gray.  There are some situations where there is a right, moral side and a wrong, immoral side. There are many times when you have good vs. evil.

The Copts vs Islamists is one of those times.

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