Legalized Extortion? Nah, it's the sharia. Obama say, "respect it!"
The manager of the victimized school said, "The only thing we had to give away was our rights." Only. Your rights are everything. Rights are life. This incredible statement reflects just how pervasive dhimmitude is in Muslim countries.
Muslim Assailants in Egypt Escape Prosecution CP (hat tip David)
Government orders closure of school's guesthouse that villagers attacked
A recent "reconciliation meeting" between members of a Muslim mob that attacked a Christian-owned school in Egypt and school administrators was nothing less than an attempt at legalized extortion, the director of the school said.
In exchange for peace, members of the sword-wielding mob that stormed the school last month without provocation – and held two nuns hostage for several hours – initially demanded in the meetings that the school sign over parcels of land that include the guesthouse the Muslim extremists attacked.
Magdy Melad, manager of the Notre Dame Language Schools in Aswan Province, told Compass that despite the risk of more attacks, he refused the assailants' demand. Doing so, he said, would set a precedent in Aswan of Muslims attacking and seizing Christian-owned property and then using reconciliation councils to give the appearance of legitimacy.
"If we give in to that, they will take everything," Melad said.
He conceded that although he escaped with the property, and the victims escaped with their lives, he may have given away something more precious – he agreed not to prosecute any of the hundreds of people who attacked his school.
"The only thing we had to give away was our rights," Melad said sardonically, adding that the threat of future violence forced him to make the agreement. "This was all against the law."