The army will pursue the path of least resistance and least effort to keep the peace, preferring selective action and a policy of steam-control. The Islamic movements will only take advantage of that.
Where anarchy appears to be breaking out in the short term, it is only a prelude to the imposition of Sharia in the long term, as those Islamic movements create a “problem” of chaos for which to offer Sharia as a “solution,” and as the only prospect for peace in the war of their own making. “Egyptian bishop warns of ‘anarchy’ after church attacks,” from EWTN News, May 12:
The Coptic Catholic Bishop of Giza says that Egypt will descend into ‘anarchy’ unless Islamist violence is stopped.
“Without action from the police and the army, it will be chaos, complete anarchy,” Bishop Antonios Aziz Mina told the Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need on May 9. “The police need to say clearly to those who have done this: “˜You cannot do this. It is not allowed.–
Muslim mobs recently attacked three of Giza’s Coptic Orthodox churches, in a rampage that left 15 people dead and hundreds wounded.
At present, however, Bishop Mina believes the Egyptian army “will not stand up against the people who do this sort of thing,” because “they want to stay neutral” rather than move decisively against the Muslim extremists.
He said the police, for their part, were “frightened” by the perpetrators of Saturday’s attacks.
Local reports said that only six police officers arrived at the scene outside St. Mina’s Church in Giza on Saturday night. An estimated 3,000 followers of the Salafist Jihadi movement demanded to enter the church, saying a Christian woman had been “kidnapped” there for attempting to become a Muslim.
Denied access to the church, the mob attacked it with grenades and Molotov cocktails and began shooting parishioners. They proceeded to attack two other nearby churches, and local Coptic Christian homes, leaving 232 people wounded in addition to the 15 now confirmed dead.
The army arrived more than four hours after the attacks began, and failed to stop the violence from continuing for almost 10 hours afterward.
A crowd of Christians and sympathetic Muslims demonstrated the next day in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, demanding protection for Copts and their churches. Egypt’s military government, which replaced former president Hosni Mubarak in February, responded by stepping up security at churches in Cairo.
Bishop Mina, however, wants Egypt’s new government to take a stronger stand against terrorist movements that target Christians.
“We cannot make peace and reconciliation without first bringing people to justice,” he stated. “Otherwise, the reconciliation is just theater and the problems will remain.”…