I woke up this morning to headlines about the bombing of a Coptic church in Cairo that killed at least 25 people and wounded dozens more. An article in The Washington Post was one of the ones I opened to read the about what happened. You can follow the link to get the details, but what struck me was this paragraph:
Egypt’s Orthodox Coptic Christian community, who make up 10 percent of the population, have long felt discrimination at the hands of the country’s Muslims. Attacks on Christians have intensified since the 2011 populist revolts that ousted President Hosni Mubarak.
Am I alone in thinking that it’s very unusual to read something like this in the WaPo, or any other mainstream media outlet? Those who read alternative media outlets are used to facts such these, but since when have we seen them in the Legacy Media?
The last I heard, the “2011 populist revolts” were still referred to in the MSM as the “Arab Spring”, and were regarded as a great moment of liberation for the Egyptian people. Then General Al-Sisi came along and spoiled the new enlightened democratic government by deposing President Morsi. In other words, they dutifully repeated the standard line from the administration of President Barack Hussein Obama.
So what happened? Why are we now allowed to know that Christians are discriminated against and persecuted by the Muslim majority in Egypt?
Is the truth beginning to creep into the pages of the Washington Post?