August 26, 2013

But religion is a good thing

The NYT has an article about the latest moves of the Egyptian military. It doesn't sound good at all. (Paragraphing is mine.)
The Egyptian military has enlisted Muslim scholars in a propaganda campaign to persuade soldiers and policemen that they have a religious duty to obey orders to use deadly force against supporters of the ousted president, Mohamed Morsi. 

Indeed, after ousting Mr. Morsi in the name of tolerance, inclusiveness and an end to religious rule, the military is now sending religious messages to its troops that sound surprisingly similar to the arguments of radical militants who call for violence against political opponents whom they deem to be nonbelievers.  

Dr. Abdel Galil said...“to use weapons when needed” against such foes was the duty of the armed forces. “The heart is at ease about this,” he said.
Ah, sweet, sweet religion. Always going about the world, doing good. It's marvelous, isn't it? That "god" fellow must be really special.

Unfortunately, because of god -- as usual -- another country seems about to fall into a bottomless cesspool of hatred, brutality and murder.

But since it's religious in nature, it must be good.

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