Yesterday 24 people were killed in Cairo due to the fact that far, far too many Muslims simply cannot live in peace next to their neighbors, whether those neighbors be Christians or Jews or Hindus.
Several hundred Christians pelted police with rocks outside a Cairo hospital Monday in fresh clashes the day after 24 people died in riots that grew out of a Christian protest against a church attack. Sunday's sectarian violence was the worst in Egypt since the uprising that ousted Hosni Mubarak in February.
Egypt's Christians, the Copts, represent about 10 percent of the population of the country and they are being hounded by their non-Christian neighbors.
The clashes Sunday night raged over a large section of downtown Cairo and drew in Christians, Muslims and security forces. They began when about 1,000 Christian protesters tried to stage a sit-in outside the state television building along the Nile in downtown Cairo. The protesters said they were attacked by "thugs" with sticks and the violence then spiraled out of control after a speeding military vehicle jumped up onto a sidewalk and rammed into some of the Christians.
I remain flabbergasted at how so many gullible dummies immediately thought that the uprisings throughout the Arab world... uprisings and riots and rapes and murders that in our dangerous and myopic naivete we call "the Arab Spring"... are still considered some sort-of movement toward secular democracy.
Face it. Secular democracy is not the point of these uprisings.
I am taking off my left shoe and putting it on the table. If Egypt emerges as a secular democracy any time soon, I will braise that shoe in a nice bolognese sauce and serve it to myself with some penne pasta and a good Cabernet Sauvignon.
Arab Spring, my tushky.