This newest happening in the life of young Abdelkareem shows that
life, indeed, does bring us full circle.
The Egyptian youth, who lives in Alexandria, was an innocent
bystander in the October Maharram Beh Riot that happened in the same
neighborhood that he lives in.
He wrote an article on 23 October 2005, condemning the riot, and,
indeed, the entire Islamic religion, and was subsequently arrested on 26
October 2005 for the inflammatory not-quite-rhetoric, entitled “The
naked truth about Islam as I saw it in Maharram Beh.”
It first appeared on his blog (in Arabic), but you can read my
“The Muslims have taken the mask off to show their true hateful
face, and they have shown the world that they are at the top of their
brutality, inhumanity, and thievery.
They have clearly shown their worst features and have shown that in
dealing with others they are not governed by any moral codes.
From what I have seen yesterday of the events at Maharram Beh,
which were quite shameful, and have shown me more facts that they have
tried to cover over the centuries.
They have indicated that Islam is a religion of peace and
forgiveness, but their true face has been uncovered to show barbarism
and thievery and fanaticism and not acknowledging others, and
attempting to remove them from existence.
Some may think that the actions of the Moslems does not represent
Islam and has no relationship with the teachings of Islam that was
brought by Mohamed 14 centuries ago, but the truth is that their
actions is not different from the Islamic teachings in its original
form when it has urged people to deny others and hate them and kill
them and take their property, things that they know well but they try
to deceive people by falsely defending the teachings of Islam by
extremists and they are hiding from the truth and they prefer living a
I have seen with my own eyes the thugs as they break into our
Christian brothers’ stores after the whole area of Maharram Beh was
completely out of control of the government authorities, and I saw
them as they ransack the contents of the store right and left, amidst
cheering and shouting extremist Islamic slogans, and I saw them
stealing the money from inside the drawers of the cash registers and
splitting it among themselves as if it is justified by being owned by
what they call the infidels and the worshippers of the cross.
I saw them break into a liquor store owned by a Coptic merchant
Labib Lotfy and I saw them smash everything they can get their dirty
hands on, including the refrigerator and the scale and the boxes and
liquor bottles. I saw some of them stealing liquor bottles so they can
get drunk after a hard day’s work against the Coptic infidels.
It is worth mentioning that although some people may think that
this Christian-owned liquor store was particularly targeted because
the owner is selling the forbidden alcoholic beverages that is
forbidden in Islam, but another liquor store in front of the
Christian-owned store happens to be owned by a Moslem merchant, and
none of the thugs dared to attack, as they did with the
Christian-owned store. Now you can see the hateful sectarian actions.
What the Moslems did yesterday in a very vulgar and criminal and
horrible way proves beyond the shadow of a doubt that they don’t
acknowledge others or their rights of existence or their rights to
live with the freedom of expression and also consider them less than
them, and these actions should be fought and exterminated for is it
right to leave these horrible human beings to do what they want and
kill, destroy, steal, and burn??!!
The Islamic teachings that was brought by Mohammed 14 centuries ago
should be faced with courage and boldness, we should expose and show
its faults and warn humanity of its dangers. We should, even though we
are different –look with reason to these teachings that urges
people, human beings, to become monsters that don’t know anything in
life except killing and looting and plundering and raping and
We should stand courageously and boldly against these teachings
that became a plague on humanity and is not supported except by
extremists like bin Laden and al Zarqawi and al Zawaheeri and the
thugs that assaulted our Coptic brothers and burned their homes and
stole their properties, and tried to assault their religious men and
destroy their churches.
We should take off the religious and sectarian gown and look at
matters in a more humane way. We should hold trials to all the acts of
terrorism and extremism, that our Islamic history have kept their
names and their criminal actions starting with Mohamed ibn Abdullah
and his company of murderers like Khalid ibn el Waled and Omar ibn el
Khattab and Saad ibn Abbi Waqqas and Moiizah Bin Shaabah and Samra bin
Gandab and the kings of Beni Ummaya and Beni al Abbass and al Osman,
and ending with the Moslem criminals of the modern day that became
more famous than movie stars and singers.
We should show the world the truth of these criminals that
unfortunately have become role models for our youth and our children
and our women. We should expose their false teachings and show the
world that they are a big danger that should be exterminated and
removed from its roots.
Before you put on trial the people that are responsible for the
crimes that occurred on Black Friday in Maharram Beh, you should first
put on trial the dirty teachings that caused them to go on a rampage
of stealing and plundering and looting.. put Islam on trial and
sentence it and its symbols with a figurative execution so that you
can be sure that what happened yesterday will never be repeated again.
For as long as Islam exists on this planet all your efforts to end
wars and disputes and upheavals will fail because Islam’s dirty
finger will be found behind every catastrophic event to humanity.”
I am very surprised that it’s taken all these months for
Abdelkareem to be expelled from Al Azhar, which is not only the biggest
Islamic university in Egypt, but in the entire Islamic world!
There are two things to consider before taking sides, however. First,
if Abdelkareem is so anti-Islamic, why should he waste his time at a
school that is dedicated to Islam? Here is what his blog said this week
about the matter:
"I am not sad! Would one be depressed and sad when he
recuperates his freedom? As I was being investigated, I discovered-
for the first time- that being a student at El Azhar University means
I was a slave owned by it.
Would I be sad because I recuperated my freedom? Would the slave be
depressed when he manages to forcibly extract his freedom from the
grasp of that who considered himself a master? Would he who wins over
injustice, slavery, and intellectual restriction cry? I extracted it
from them as they were bargaining with me over it.
They were expecting me to deny or evade responsibility of my free
and courageous opinions - they were awaiting for me to give birth to a
second personality during the investigations - but how preposterous!
The University of El Azhar is a racist university, with all that
the word "Racism" entails. Its Imams and scholars always
decry countries of the West, which reached a high caliber in terms of
human rights, for having been racist countries at one point of their
Would those turbans void of brains remove the speck from their eyes
first before blaming others for actions carried out centuries ago? It
is a racist university for; in spite of the fact that it is a public
university financed by all Egyptian taxpayers - Muslims and Christians
alike - it only accepts Muslim students! Isn't that racism?
It is a racist university because it separates male and female
students and places them in separate campuses. It even goes as far as
banning its female students from studying certain specialties. Isn't
that racism? If there is one thing for which I would like to thank
that university of El Azhar, it is for having showed me its unveiled
face that I would not have been able to witness had I not been one of
I thank it for having opened its doors to me so I could see the
laboratories of brain-washing and two-legged bombs, where an innocent
kid becomes a rotten swamp after a couple of years, from whom emanates
the odors of hatred, violence, and rejection of the other! "
The second thing to consider in this matter is that Al Azhar is
actually financed by all the Egyptian taxpayers, which means that, in a
rational system, everyone should be allowed to attend, since they all
pay taxes. This is not the case in Islamic and anti-Coptic Egypt,
Did Abdelkareem blaspheme? He did. Is that a reason to have kicked
him out? It depends.
In the U.S., it would be declared unconstitutional. Egypt, however,
is not known for allowing free speech, no matter how true it is. Because
I agree with young Abdelkareem: Until the tumor that is Islam is excised
from the tissues of Egyptian society, and the world, for that matter,
Egypt will never be a safe place for Christians and moderate Moslems.
Any thinking person knows, however, that there is no such thing as a
moderate anything, and especially not a moderate Moslem.
Abdelkareem hit the nail on the head, Osama bin Laden is a shining
example of a practicing Moslem. Anyone to label themselves “secular
Moslems” should realize that this is a sham, and officially convert
out of Islam. This is like the wonderful lady Dr Wafaa Sultan. She spoke
against the religion, but if she doesn’t practice it and she disagrees
with it, then she should be called an atheist or something, rather than
a secular Moslem. It is a toss-up about which label is worse to an Osama
bin Laden-type: Secular Moslem, Infidel, or Western-Sympathizer.
J. Ahmed Salib, M.D.