On Palm Sunday, ISIS executed two major terrorist bombing attacks against Coptic Christian churches in Egypt. Forty-three have been reported killed, and more than one hundred have been injured.
The first blast was targeted at a church in the town of Tanta in the Nile Delta, where at least twenty-seven were killed, and seventy-eight were wounded, according to Fox News. A second attack was reported in Alexandria, with at least sixteen dead and forty-one injured.
Violence and terrorism against Christians in Egypt is nothing new. In recent years, there have been a continuous string of attacks on Coptic Christians. Only last December, ISIS attacked the St. Peter and St. Paul church in Egypt, murdering thirty people.
These are not merely random attacks, but part of an ongoing Christian genocide, which is not reported in the mainstream media. Jeff Charles of Liberty Nation has written about the Christian genocide here, here and here.
The eradication of minorities is not supported by the majority of Muslims, but the aggregate effect over time has been to exterminate Christians in Muslim-dominated areas in the Middle East. History has shown that it is not the silent, moderate majority that writes history. A great number of Germans in the 1930s Nazi regime were not genocidal zealots. Nevertheless, this did not prevent the Holocaust.
The leftist bias is not limited to the media, but also to the history books. Some people may have heard about the Turkish genocide of the Armenians during World War I, but very rarely is it mentioned that the Turks were Muslim and the Armenians were Christian. There is an almost complete silence on the other Turkish genocides during that same period, against the Christian Greeks and the Christian Assyrians. Universities almost never teach that as late as the 19th century, only about 60% of Turkey was Muslim and had large and vibrant Christian communities. Today Muslims make up 99% of the population in Turkey.
In fact, Egypt, Syria, and Turkey were all Christian before the Islamic invasion. Egypt most likely got its name from the indigenous Copts, who now make up only about 10% of the population.
This civilizational and ethnic displacement is largely unknown in the West because academics refuse to collate the attackers and the victims into religious groups. The only exception to this is the Crusades, in which Christians waged war in the Middle East. So much has been made of these campaigns that most people who learn history in universities know little or nothing about the Muslim aggression, and therefore believe that the Crusades were imperialistic wars. In popular culture, the Crusades are often taught on par with atrocities like the Holocaust.
Professor Bill Warner has set the record straight. Through tremendous detective work, he has surveyed all documented historical battles in Europe and the Middle East and categorized them based on religion. He summarizes his result in the video below, where he compares the number of Jihadist attacks to the Crusades.
What he finds when the underlying religion of each battle is unmasked, is a relentless and ongoing Islamic attack on Europe since the death of Muhammed. Warner identifies this Jihad against the West as the primary reason behind the so-called Dark Ages in Europe.
For a period of several hundred years in Europe, global trade, technologies, and even written language disappeared. During the Roman Empire, the Mediterranean was the key trade route. Almost all trade vanished due to Muslim piracy. Europeans who traveled by ship in the Mediterranean were attacked and captured as slaves.
This Muslim piracy continued until it was largely ended by the U.S. during the Barbary Wars in the early 19th century.
All of this is relevant context to the ongoing jihad by ISIS because even though the West does not see this as an ongoing civilizational conflict, they most certainly do. The first step in protecting ourselves and fellow Christians in the Middle East is to arm ourselves with knowledge.