Here’s a refreshing departure from the PC sentiments typically expressed by Christian clergy: a Coptic bishop says that Islam is different, and Muslims should be excluded from an event in Rome commemorating the New Year’s Eve massacre in Alexandria.
According to ANSAmed:
Coptic Bishop in Rome: No to Muslim Presence on Sunday
(ANSAmed) – ROME, JANUARY 3 — “I shall never accept that representatives” of Rome’s Muslim community should join us for Sunday’s demonstration called to commemorate the victims of the massacre in Alexandria. The Bishop of the Coptic Church in Rome, Msg. Barnaba el Soryany has told ANSAmed.
The Bishop was nonetheless heartened by the many other religious communities and institutions joining in the demonstration. In reference to his wish to exclude both Muslim religious and political representatives, Msg. Soryany added he was “unafraid to say so”.
According to the head of the Coptic Church in Rome, the notion that the Alexandria attackers came from outside the country is being “exploited” by investigators in Egypt.
Msg. Soryany’s voice is a breath of fresh air blowing through the politically correct multicultural miasma that has settled over most of the Christian Church for the last fifty years or so.
May he set the example for other priests and other denominations, so that others may have the backbone to say: “No! Islam is not like other religions!”
Hat tip: Insubria.