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Official hypocrisy

The tragic events involving individual Coptic Christians and the destruction of their homes and churches in Egypt are dramatically depicted in the news story “Coptic Christians helpless as their churches, homes burn” (Aug. 21 and TribLIVE.com).

I am extremely puzzled and dismayed by the failure of Catholic and Protestant religious leaders and their national and international organizations, as well as the United Nations and political leaders of our country and Europe, to express strong outrage and condemnation of these barbaric acts by the Islamic Brotherhood followers in Egypt.

When a single military- or police-related death of a Christian (very rare) or Muslim occurs in Israel, all of the above listed entities do not hesitate to express their concerns and criticisms within 24 hours.

Would anyone like to hazard a guess as to what the explanation is for such incredibly blatant personal inconsistency and official governmental and theological hypocrisy?

Cyril H. Wecht

Squirrel Hill

The writer is a former Allegheny County coroner.

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