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Jesuit in Egypt laments Western support for Muslim Brotherhood

Catholic World News - August 23, 2013

Father Henri Boulad, an 82-year-old Jesuit who ministers in Egypt, denounced Western support for the Muslim Brotherhood, the movement associated with ousted President Mohamed Morsi.

“The poor Muslim Brothers! Victims of violence! Those gentle lambs, well known for their sweetness and innocence!” Father Boulad wrote in a column that appeared on the Jihad Watch blog.

“For weeks, the Brotherhood’s militias, armed to the teeth, sowed terror among the whole population of Egypt: killings, abductions, kidnappings, ransom demands, abductions and rape of girls forcibly married to Muslims,” he said. “No reaction from the West.”

“Priests and Christians attacked and killed--including children of tender age--for the sole reason that they were Christians,” Father Boulad continued. “No Western denunciation appeared which might be accused of ‘Islamophobia,’ which today is the crime of crimes.”

“Faced with the Army’s power grab, the West immediately cried ‘coup d’état,’” he added. “If it had been a ‘coup d’état’, it was a ‘people’s coup’, rather than military one. The Army had merely acquiesced to the will of the people. The people were fed up with a president who had betrayed, flimflammed and hoodwinked them, and they reacted with a survival reflex, calling for his departure.”

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