On Saturday, a few hundred people protested the appalling treatment of Christians (specifically Copts) by Muslims in the majority Muslim country of Egypt.
An Auspundits reader, Bouillon, emails that the following flyers were handed out describing some recent attacks:
The Copts are the Christian Egyptians. They are living in constant fear and threat from the Muslims Fundamentalists in Egypt.
muslims kidnap Christian girsl, rape them and force them to convert to Islam.
The Muslims attack Christan jewelers shops, kill them and steal their gold.
Christians are treated as second class citizens.
No Christian is allowed to be appointed as a dean in a university or head of a department in the interior ministry or the foreign affair or the national security or the police or the army.
Churches have been attacked, some destroyed, no repairs to the churches are permitted without previous permission.
Monks in the monastery have been kidnapped, tied to a palm tree with ropes, beaten with electric cables, stoned and spat on them, to force them to deny their faith, after a long two days they were returned with broken bones, and were admitted to hospital
Here are some photos taken by Bouillon at Saturday's protest.
He said that in its place, Britain had become gripped by the doctrine of "endless self-indulgence" which had led to the destruction of family life, rising levels of drug abuse and drunkenness and mindless violence on the streets.
The bishop warns that the modern politicians' catchphrases of respect and tolerance will not be strong enough to prevent this collapse of traditional virtues, and said radical Islam is now moving in to fill the void created by the decline of Christianity.
The decline of the Anglican Communion almost everywhere except Africa has been extraordinary.
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IN ENGLAND: "A police community support officer ordered two Christian preachers to stop handing out gospel leaflets in a predominantly Muslim area of Birmingham. . . . The evangelists say they were threatened with arrest for committing a 'hate crime' and were told they risked being beaten up if they returned. The incident will fuel fears that 'no-go areas' for Christians are emerging in British towns and cities, as the Rt Rev Michael Nazir-Ali, the Bishop of Rochester, claimed in The Sunday Telegraph this year."
So a guy puts together a 15 minute film on the Qur'an, keeps the content under wraps, buys hosting space and then is told by the hosting company that it will not host his site due to its "objectionable material". Precisely how is the hosting company to know what objectionable content is in the film? It hasn't been released yet! Craven dhimmitude.
In contrast the film's producer, Dutch MP Geert Wilders, has indicated he would take to The Dam and hand out DVDs himself. Despite the many death threats against him.
Wilders: P2P/BitTorrent dude. Then let's see them take it down.
Update:Dutch Protestant Churches join the ranks of craven dhimmitude. Rather than defend the freedoms which the church espoused and on which it grew strong, it rails against them like a child spoilt by a doting mother.
According to some reports, Islamist apologist, Tariq Ramadan has been granted a visa to give a lecture at a government-sponsored university conference. He will be introduced by federal Labor Parliamentary Secretary for Multicultural Affairs Laurie Ferguson.
But these criticism do not come from "Islamophobes" alone. No. According to former Howard government adviser on Islam, Ameer Ali:
It appears that these people [Ramadan included] speak in different languages to different audiences and they don't convey the same message...If he's allowed to go and mix with the local community, then they (authorities) have to monitor what he is saying.
Dr Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, has stunned the world by asserting that elements of sharia law should be incorporated into British law.
...in the interview, rather than proposing a parallel system of law, he observed that "as a matter of fact certain provisions of sharia are already recognised in our society and under our law" . When the question was put to him that: "the application of sharia in certain circumstances - if we want to achieve this cohesion and take seriously peoples' religion - seems unavoidable?", he indicated his assent.
The general reaction has been one of horror, as if he were hell bent (if you will pardon the expression) on the destruction of the Anglican church.