Sunday, May 03, 2009

Coptic cleansing – pig slaughter in Egypt

Slaughtering pigs to halt swine flu is like destroying ferries to stop them sinking. At least in Egypt we know that ferries pose a threat in which thousands may die. Yet the Egyptian authorities are presently slaughtering 300,000 pigs (the entire pig population of the country) while the farmers protest for their livelihoods. The cull was originally publicised as ‘a precaution against swine flu’.

But there is no scientific evidence that pigs are transmitting the virus to humans. And neither can the flu be caught from eating pork.

So the Egyptian officials talked of a more general ‘health measure’ aimed at ‘restoring order’ to Egypt’s pig-rearing industry.

But there is no disorder in the industry, and no evidence that a mass slaughter will resolve anything. Al-Jazeera reports that the chief veterinary officer of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation is of the opinion that the cull is ‘a real mistake’. He said: “There is no reason to do that. It's not a swine influenza, it's a human influenza."

But then it dawns upon us.

Pig-farming in Egypt and the consumption of pork are limited to Egypt's Christian minority – the Copts – estimated at 10 per cent of the population. Why let inconvenient science get in the way of an opportunity for a little Christian persecution? Egypt is taking advantage of the swine flu outbreak to persecute this minority, despite the absence so far of any cases of pig flu being reported in Egypt.

The Muslim world by and large considers pigs to be ‘unclean’, and they do not eat pork because of religious restrictions. One Islamic militant website has carried comments saying swine flu was God's revenge against ‘infidels’. Pigs are banned entirely in some Muslim countries including Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Libya. However in other parts of the Muslim world, pigs are often raised by religious minorities who are permitted to eat pork.

Cairo governor Abdel Halim Wazir said it was imperative that the 60,000 pigs raised by the city’s ‘rubbish collectors’ would be eradicated. Slaughterhouses are multiplying and armed police are being used to ensure the Christians comply.

And so another ancient Christian community in the Middle East is ‘cleansed’, and militant Islam strengthens its hold in the region while the West slumbers.


Anonymous Maturecheese said...

'And so another ancient Christian community in the Middle East is ‘cleansed’, and militant Islam strengthens its hold in the region while the West slumbers.'

Surprise Surprise. Are you surprised? I'm not. Appeasement with a capital A is the name of the game in the West.

3 May 2009 at 10:37  
Blogger Laurence Boyce said...

"There is no scientific evidence . . ."

I should warn His Grace that if he continues to take this line, his entire world could so easily come crashing down.

3 May 2009 at 10:39  
Anonymous len said...

Illogical, irrational,
Unless one sees this as a means of destroying the livelihood of the christian minority.
The West is slumbering because the West hasn`t realised that Islam is a
Imperialistic political/religious system.

3 May 2009 at 10:41  
Blogger McKenzie said...

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3 May 2009 at 10:54  
Blogger Cranmer said...

Mr Boyce,

His Grace is content to quote the scientists.

3 May 2009 at 11:09  
Anonymous Kwelos said...

Christians are not at war with Islam, yet Islam is at war with Christians, as is apparent from the links under 'Christians - attacks on' at the Religion of Peace index.

The bottom line message to all Christians (and Buddhists, Hindus, Jews, Sikhs, secularists, Jedis etc) is.... 'You may not be interested in Jihad, but Jihad is interested in YOU!'

3 May 2009 at 11:26  
Blogger McKenzie said...

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3 May 2009 at 11:56  
Blogger John Woolman said...

The Centre for Disease Control (CDC) website says this about pig to human (and vice versa) influenza transmission: "How does swine flu spread?
Influenza viruses can be directly transmitted from pigs to people and from people to pigs. Human infection with flu viruses from pigs are most likely to occur when people are in close proximity to infected pigs, such as in pig barns and livestock exhibits housing pigs at fairs. Human-to-human transmission of swine flu can also occur. This is thought to occur in the same way as seasonal flu occurs in people, which is mainly person-to-person transmission through coughing or sneezing of people infected with the influenza virus. People may become infected by touching something with flu viruses on it and then touching their mouth or nose"

And the MSM is reporting a possible human to pig transmission in Alberta via a farm worker who had been on holiday in Mexico, although no one is reporting lab confirmation yet.

The bottom line, your Grace, is choose your scientist. Ultimately like all the important things in life that choice is a matter of faith because none of us can know everything about this world.

None of the above excuses the irrational politico-religious gesture made by the Egyptian authorities.

3 May 2009 at 12:14  
Anonymous Hank Petram said...

A few days ago, on a different thread (Swine flu – the pandemic of fear), I asked: “Will the Copts be able to rely on their co-religionists at Christian Aid and Cafod to come to their help in this emergency?”

In an attempt to answer my own question, I have just now done a couple of quick searches at both sites:

The search term “Egypt” yields 24 results at Christian Aid and two at Cafod, none of them having anything to do with Copts or pigs. The two at Cafod are both connected with the Gaza Strip, as are several of the 24 at Christian Aid.

The search term “copt” yields no results at all at either site.

3 May 2009 at 12:14  
Blogger john in cheshire said...

What is happening in Egypt is so obvious, blatant, ill-disguised that even the most unsophisticated in the country must recognise it for what it is. The Egyptians are showing their true muslim behaviour; vindictive, opportunistic, anti-Christian and calculated to wipe out a whole sector of the country for satanic muslim purposes. And not a word from the Christian world. It's when one hears such things that one can begin to understand why there were Crusades against the muslims. The Christian churches throughout the world should be embarking on a Crusade, to convert as many muslims to Christianity as possible. Only then will this war of religions be brought under control.

3 May 2009 at 13:52  
Blogger Malthebof said...

The silence from Christian Churches and leaders about the persecution and removal of Christians from most Middle Eastern countries has been deafening. The honourable exception is that pariah of the BBC Israel.

3 May 2009 at 13:59  
Anonymous Adrian P said...

The Latest is that the Swine, Bird Human flu may have been our Elites Priming us with a Vaccine.
IE, by being infected now with part Swine, Bird and Human flu Virus, we are all partly protected but any future Pandemics.
It would have been nice if were told.
The Recent explosion on a Swiss Train which released Swine Flu has now infected at least 19 passengers.
Tell me this wasn't an inside Job.

And yes, Islam will be raking advantage, and the EU NWO will let them, it helps their cause too if we are all under the Dual Jackboot of a NOW POlice state AND Sharia Law.

3 May 2009 at 17:39  
Blogger Unsworth said...

See also the position of pig farmers in Turkey - a country which desires to join the EU, apparently.

3 May 2009 at 18:39  
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3 May 2009 at 18:39  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3 May 2009 at 20:16  
Anonymous non mouse said...

Adrian P: If I understand you correctly, and the 'pan[dem]ic' is a form of vaccination - then why are the elites containing it and warning about it?

Actually, I'm prepared to suspect that [in]humanist design underpins such a chimera-virus, and its transportation on trains lends credence to the thought. These considerations lead me to wonder whether the bug 'got away from' vaccination manufacturers, germ warfare manufacturers, or any permutation of those species - who then proceeded to close the door after the half-developed threat had bolted.

If Mexico City or its environs house facilities for 'germ' research - then the ideas above might warrant investigation.

Anyway, I take your point ... the euSSR and the Arabs now have supplies of the bug. I think the Egyptian treatment of Copts (farmers) and Pigs should serve as warning 'examples' of religio-political culling! Especially as the pattern for extermination follows that perpetrated on our own farmers and their livestock.

3 May 2009 at 20:23  
Blogger McKenzie said...

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3 May 2009 at 21:47  
Blogger Gnostic said...

Egyptians killing all the pigs in order to prevent a swine flu epidemic. Isn't that something of a Copt out?

Sorry for the bad pun (not).

4 May 2009 at 00:23  
Anonymous Ben said...

Re scientific or not, I note that nobody is culling pigs in the UK, so, as the commenter says, choose your scientist.

No mention if these Egyptian farmers are compensated for the loss of capital and income?

4 May 2009 at 08:23  
Blogger Dave H said...

Just imagine how these gloating, demented clerics are going to feel when this virus inevitably spreads to the Muslim world?

I assume when a person infected in a sense they become part pig.

That should singe a few beards.

4 May 2009 at 15:26  
Anonymous Serf said...

In Turkey, a similar thing happened.

An enterprising fool, not familiar with the special aspects of pork, sold raw meatballs made from pork rather than the usual beef. A number of people died.

The government then shut down all the pig farms.

Muslim anti pig prejudice is so deep rooted that usually tolerant liberal people thought that it was the right decision.

Turkey's government is of course "Moderate Islamist".

4 May 2009 at 15:32  
Blogger ZZMike said...

McKenzie: "Its kool. Who's turn is it?"

Perhaps someday - in the far future - it will be our turn.

I'd even settle for "our turn not to be at the recieving end of the Big Stick".

5 May 2009 at 01:59  
Anonymous @Non Mouse said...

The Elites are NOT containing it, there is the Swiss explosion, there was the incident where Baxter Pharmaceuticals shipped Vaccine containing LIVE FLU virus to 14 EU Countries.
The Borders all over the world are wide open.

Yesterday, a Schoolgirl was found to be infected, alomg with 5 other school kids.

What did the Authorities do,
Sent them all home with some Tamiflu !!!!.

Which by the way is coming to the end of its shelf life, so there is a need to sell and restock.
Obama and Cheney have Large no's of shares.

These acts alone suggest strongly that 'they' want this to spread, ( whether it is deadly or not )

Were this a truly unknown Pandemic strain then surely they would be panicking and taking more precautions, isolating carriers,

but no, the borders are wide open and they are Sending confirmed cases home !!!!.

This Proves two things, it proves it is not unknown, IE it is a weaponised flu virus ( aledgedly containing Swine, avian and Human Flu strains )
Otherwise why not take better precautions.

And it proves they want it to spread.

From this reasonable deduction, that there is now Significant evidence it has deliberately been released, what is its purpose.
to innoculate us or for something else ?.

Has this deliberately released Avian, Swine, human Flu been a bit of a dissapointmnet for our 'Elites'.

5 May 2009 at 04:03  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

its not militant islam that raised the question of killing the pigs.
it was done by mubarak for political reasons.
yes the same mabarak who is very much loved by the christian leaders and hated by muslims all over the world.
hte christian leaders love him so much that they fund him with billions of dollars every year.
the only crime of the pigs is that their owners voted for the wrong party during the phony elections

5 May 2009 at 23:13  
Blogger srizals said...

The Jews and Christians are also forbidden from eating pork. Here is a quote from the Old Testament to that effect: "And the swine, because it divideth the hoof, yet cheweth not the cud, it is unclean unto you: ye shall not eat of their flesh, nor touch their dead carcase." Deuteronomy 14:8

Did u cried when people around the world terminated their chicken during the avian flu era, U guys...
The coptic r on a rampage eh, I thought they were crazy mindless muslims, guess I was wrong. Cheers.

11 July 2009 at 01:33  
Blogger Alfred said...

Adults with imaginary friends are stupid. I feel for the pigs.

6 August 2009 at 19:21  

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