The Corner

Illusion and Reality

On the one hand, Egypt’s first democratically elected president:

Morsi Mouths ‘Amen’ as Egyptian Preacher Urges ‘Allah, Destroy the Jews’

On the other, a Jewish-American tourist in Alexandria:

An American student fatally stabbed in Egypt was so fascinated with the region, he read poems about it to his girlfriend, his mother said…

“As we understand it, he was witnessing the protest as a bystander and was stabbed by a protester,” his family said in a statement. “He went to Egypt because he cared profoundly about the Middle East, and he planned to live and work there in the pursuit of peace and understanding.”

Egyptian state media reported that he was stabbed in the chest while filming the protests.

What’s not to “understand”?

Mark Steyn is an international bestselling author, a Top 41 recording artist, and a leading Canadian human-rights activist.

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