Skip to comments.Riot leaves an Egyptian village without Christians
Posted on 08/04/2012 1:15:15 PM PDT by Hunton Peck
DAHSHOUR, Egypt (AP) -- When the angry mob was rampaging through town, storming her home and those of other Christians, the 70-year-old woman hid in her cow pen, pushing a rock against the door. There she cowered for hours, at one point passing out from tear gas being fired by police that seeped in.
When Sameeha Wehba emerged just before dawn, she found she was the only Christian left in this small Egyptian village just south of Cairo.
Dahshour's entire Christian community - as many as 100 families some estimate - fled to nearby towns in the violence earlier this week. The flock's priest, cloaked in a white sheet to hide him, was taken out in a police van. At least 16 homes and properties of Christians were pillaged and some torched and a church damaged.
The violence was ultimately rooted in a dispute over a badly ironed shirt that escalated into a fight in which a Christian burned a Muslim to death, in turn sparking the rampage by angry Muslims.
"It was a devil's moment," Wehba said Thursday at the home of her Muslim neighbors, who have taken her in. "Whoever caused this was the devil's son."
The unprecedented exodus underscores how sectarian divisions that festered under decades of Hosni Mubarak's rule are taking a turn to the worse, complicated by the problems of post-revolution Egypt, a country where 10 percent of the population are Christian.
Police forces have been weakened and often don't carry out their duties. Islamists have been emboldened, with rhetoric fanning hatreds. In an atmosphere of lawlessness, Muslims and Christians alike feel freer in unleashing prejudices that in the past were kept barely under the surface.
Most notably in Dahshour, police did nothing as tensions spiraled following the burning of the Muslim man late last...
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It’s a far cry from kiss-in’s, but the hatred is the same.
Instead of allowing millions of illegals in, we should give refugee status to all Coptic Christians who wish to flee Egypt.
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Post of the week!!!
Totally agree that we should give refugee status to Coptic Christians.
...only apostates of Islam show mercy to the unbelievers...
...the God of Abraham and Isaac blessed the first two and left the third to Lucifer.
Remember this ‘angry mob’ was put into power with help from our White House.
"I'm Barack Obama, and I approved this ethnic cleansing."
Not such a good thing for either side.
The Christians’ house was being stormed by a Muslim mob enraged over a scorched shirt.
Don’t drink the Leftist/Islamist/MSM equivalency Kool Aid.
Without knowing any of the facts, I’m sure the Muslim who was burned to death by a Christian was trying to kill the Christian and it was all in self-defense.
Either that, or a Muslim burned a Muslim to death and blamed it on an innocent Christian.
IIRC Christians provide the trash removal and processing services for Cairo. Remove those services and Egyptians may relearn a word once taught ten times there.
Why the different treatment, UN & NATO?
This kind of persecution is common in the middle east. Where ever Muslims form a majority, non Muslims are persecuted. It’s part of Islam. Why do people still doubt this?
Hey jackass, still “inspired”?
Take note, people, how the so-called Conservative pundits will FAIL to mention the ethnic cleansing in response to the jackwagons whom boast about Obama’s “accomplishments” concerning the regime changes in Egypt and Libya.
The Left has aligned itself with the bromofus in its genocidal effort to eradicate Christianity.
Egypt was once almost 100% Christian.
Then the muslims appeared on the scene.
They either enslave Cristians, kill them or forceably convert them.
Before Obama’s “Muslim Spring” there were about 6 million Christians left in a population of 82 million but that number has no doubt been reduced since then.
Soon there won’t be any Christians left.
Here, here, Islame’s koran states that killing non believers is part of the faith, a law unto itself, like the Ten Commandments of the Old Testament, but the Bush’s and others state it’s a religion of peace, what they don’t understand is that it is a peaceful religion until they have the numbers to carry out what’s stated in the koran, kill nonbelievers!
People who still think good muslims are the peaceful ones are confused, because peaceful muslims are apostates.
The only “good” muslims are the terrorists, because they obey the Koran.
You good Sir, are 100% correct!