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The U.S.-born Israeli author David Rubin has come out to suggest that last week’s attacks on Coptic Christians in Egypt was an example of an “Islamic tsunami.”
Rubin told OneNewsNow that the killing of Coptic Christians in protests last weekend illustrates that the Arab Spring movement is not a movement of democracy, but rather is a tsunami that is sweeping through the Middle East and making Christians in the region unsafe.
He said, “You look at Egypt today and you see that the Christians of Egypt are terrified.”
Rubin also said that rumors of Christians building a church is why the Egyptian military “mowed down protestors and killed 24 Christians” last week.
To Rubin, the aggressive actions on behalf of the Egyptian military are a sign that Islamic extremists in the country will not allow true democracy to prevail.
Many Coptic Christians, which comprise around 10 percent of the Egyptian population, came out in support of the protests against Hosni Mubarak last year in hopes that a democratic Egypt would provide protection for their minority group.
However, these protections, although promised by the current rulers of the country, the Supreme Military Council, have yet to come into fruition.
Other commentators have noted that the situation in Egypt is quite volatile, particularly for Copts as clashes between Muslims and Christians, although longstanding, have actually increased since Mubarak’s ousting.
Rubin came out with a book on the topic of the Arab Spring entitled, “The Islamic Tsunami: Israel and America in the Age of Obama” in Dec. 2010.
The book suggests that the Arab Spring movement was never a movement for democracy but rather was always an “Islamic tsunami.”
In his book Rubin warns, “There is a plan to take over Western civilization and we need to recognize it for what it is.”