Our astounding response!

 When Muslim leaders respond to terrorist attacks on their Christian subjects better than Western leaders do.

Despite the offbeat eccentricity of its leader, the Gaddafi regime played a vital role in maintaining peace and stability in the Mediterranean Basin. When, on a whim, the West decided to use its special forces and air power to oust Gaddafi as part of the Arab Neocon Spring in 2011, it unleashed all sorts of problems.

The Manchester bomb attack was part of the blowback, but so was the much less reported terrorist attack on Coptic Christians in Egypt a few days later, which killed even more people, and also included many children.

While the first attack targeted young woman involved in a culture of degeneracy (check out Ariana Grande's slutty content, or rather don't bother), the second attack targeted people making a religious pilgrimage. I'll leave it to you to decide which one represented the greater tragedy. Also note the inefficacy of prayers in dealing with terrorism, as the second group of victims were already engaged in praying.

While the Manchester bomber’s Libyan connections are well-known, the attack on the Coptic Christians also had a Libyan connection, with ISIS using its camps in Libya and its network of Libyan refugees in Egypt to mount the attack.

So how did the two countries involved deal with roughly equivalent attacks by Islamic terrorists? Well, in the UK the government of Prime Minister Theresa May immediately went on the offensive. But oddly enough not against Muslim terrorists. Instead they directed their ire at the US government, as reported by the Evening Standard:
"UK Government ministers hit out at their US counterparts on Wednesday evening after the New York Times published crime scene photographs showing bloodstained fragments of Salman Abedi's bomb. The graphic pictures appeared a day after the bomber's name was briefed to the US media against the wishes of Greater Manchester Police, hours after Home Secretary Amber Rudd revealed she had told US authorities not to leak material about the atrocity."
Also, people were sacked, but again not because of their obvious incompetence in dealing with the threat of terrorism,  but because they criticized the Muslim Community for harboring terrorists and the British government for failing to take effective action. In short, the only "strength" that was shown was that used to strengthen the weakness of the country in the face of this and further Muslim attacks.

So, how did the Egyptians respond?

Unlike Britain, Egypt is a true Multicultural country—not a recent multiracial Frankenstein social experiment gone wrong. As a country at the historical crossroads of the world, it has always had important minority groups—Jews Armenians Turks, Albanians, etc. The most important minority, in fact, used to be the former majority. Before the rise of Islam, the country was Christian and, following its conquest by the Muslims in the seventh century, the Christians remained the majority for several more centuries. Now they are around 10% of the country's 92 million population.

The country's president Abdul Fattah al-Sisi is of course a Muslim, but he is a leader in the more secular tradition that used to characterize Middle Eastern leaders—think of Saddam Hussein, Basher al-Assad, and Colonel Gaddafi. In fact, Sisi is a reaction against the attempt, following the Arab Neocon Spring, to push his country in a more Islamic Direction, which is one reason why he enjoys the support of Vladimir Putin.

While Sisi tries to keep his diverse country united, Islamic extremists and jihadists try to push their own agenda by stoking up sectarian hatred with attacks on Coptic Christians. This was the intention behind the terrorist attack on the Christian pilgrims. For President Sisi to ignore this would have been a major mistake.

So, rather than mouth vacuous platitudes about the victims being in our "THOTS and prayers," as Theresa May did, Sisi actually took action. The next day, in fact! After intelligence sources confirmed the Libya connection, Sisi ordered immediate airstrikes on jihadist training camps in Libya, as reported by Al Jazeera:
"Egyptian air force planes have carried out six strikes directed at camps near Derna in Libya, where armed men responsible for a deadly attack on Christians are believed to have trained, Egyptian military sources say. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi announced on Friday that he had directed strikes against what he called 'terrorist camps,' declaring in a televised address that states that sponsored terrorism would be punished. 'Egypt will never hesitate to strike terror camps anywhere ... if it plans attacking Egypt whether inside or outside the country,' Sisi said."
It is a sad reflection on the West and its feeble leaders that a Muslim ruler responds to attacks on his Christian subjects with greater decisiveness and impact than we do. 


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