By Abraham H. Miller, originally published in The Blaze
In October 2011, violent clashes occurred in Cairo between Coptic Christians and Muslims, a direct result of the Muslim-dominated government brought to power with the assent of the administration of President Barack Obama.
My friend, the late Joseph Wahed, whose family’s roots went back a thousand years in the city and whose entire family was thrown out in a single night in 1952, watched the conflagrations in Cairo’s streets and remembered the prophecy of his Coptic neighbor. As Wahed’s family was being banished from the only homeland they knew, his neighbor uttered an old Muslim proverb, “After Saturday comes Sunday.”
He was reflecting on the future of his fellow Coptic Christians, for the proverb was widely taken to mean that first Islam will get rid of the Jews and then the Christians. Wahed was so moved by this memory that he penned a letter about it that appeared in the Wall Street Journal on Oct. 17, 2011.
But this was not the only part of that experience that stirred Wahed. He was upset by a statement in the Journal’s coverage of the clashes, which felt a need to issue the obligatory apologia for Islamic culture: