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I follow you VIA GFC and I love your blog!

Rock on.

"I'll move myself and my family aside
If we happen to be left half alive
I'll get all my papers and smile at the sky
For I know that the hypnotized never lie . . .

Do ya?

There's nothing in the street
Looks any different to me
And the slogans are replaced, by-the-bye
And the parting on the Left,
Is now a parting on the Right,
And the beards have all grown longer overnight.

I tip my hat to the new constitution,
Take a bow for the new revolution,
smile and grin at the change all around,
Get up my guitar and play,
Just like yesterday,
and then I get on my knees and pray,
We don't get fooled again . . . "

I agree with you Ingemar.

But the invading, and rather barbarous, muslim armies were aided and abetted by a fractured ecclesial communion and a failing central government.

"Liberation" is always disappointing. This is especially true in the precincts of the church.

Perhaps it may be cynical or uncharitable for me to say this, but the fact that the opposition consisted of the Muslim Brotherhood killed my enthusiasm for the Egyptian Revolution.

Islamic fundamentalism may have been a product of the late 20th century, but its enmity with Christianity is as old as the religion itself. Centuries ago, the Musulman didn't have bomb vests or IED's--he instead had large, well organized raiding parties (later armies) to overthrow the Christian nation, and later devised a civic structure to wage war on a defeated people.

Theodore Roosevelt had a similar attitude to a similar liberation in Egypt a hundred years ago:

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