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Massive Church Destruction in Egypt (List of Churches including one from 4th century)
cbn ^ | August 14, 2013

Posted on 08/14/2013 4:00:05 PM PDT by NYer

What do Muslim Brotherhood members do when Egyptian Security Forces launch a forewarned operation to clear them from Cairo tent cities? Attack Christians. That's right.

Morsi supporters responded with a monumental attack--unprecedented in modern times--on churches throughout Egypt. The torching and destruction of churches occured within six hours of the start of the military crackdown.

Many Muslims opposed the violent response against Christians. Some Salafists urged the Brotherhood to halt the attacks, and even some Muslims in Upper Egypt reportedly helped Christians defend churches.

One destroyed church in Upper Egypt was built in the fourth century.

Here's the list of burned churches and buildings:

Pray for peace and reconciliation in Egypt and pray for God's divine protection on our Christian brothers and sisters. Pray their faith will be strengthened during this time of tribulation!


TOPICS: Current Events; Islam; Orthodox Christian; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: coptic; copticchurches; copticchurrch; copts; egypt; morsi
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1 posted on 08/14/2013 4:00:05 PM PDT by NYer
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I’m pretty sure I visited one of these in ‘97.
It was in very bad condition but at least it wasn’t on fire


2 posted on 08/14/2013 4:01:40 PM PDT by Zathras
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To: netmilsmom; thefrankbaum; Tax-chick; GregB; saradippity; Berlin_Freeper; Litany; SumProVita; ...

Looks like they even hit an Evangelical Church. No one is exempt from the pain. Prayer, ping!


3 posted on 08/14/2013 4:02:04 PM PDT by NYer ( "Run from places of sin as from the plague."--St John Climacus)
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Prayers for all these people.


4 posted on 08/14/2013 4:07:15 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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The warning to Egyptians.

OUR LADY OF ZEITOUN, EGYPT [Catholic and Orthodox Caucus]
Apparitions of Our Lady of Light, Zeitoun, Egypt [Catholic Caucus]

5 posted on 08/14/2013 4:10:01 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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This is heartbreaking. :(


6 posted on 08/14/2013 4:10:45 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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From Catholic Culture ..

Islamic zealots attacked 23 Christian churches in Cairo and surrounding regions on August 14, as violence spread after the Egyptian police cleared out camps of protesters supporting the ousted Morsi government.

Father Rafic Greiche, a spokesman for the Catholic Church in Egypt, said that 7 Catholic churches had been attacked, as well as 15 Coptic Orthodox churches and one Protestant church. Last week Father Greiche said that Egyptian Christians are living in fear because of Islamic violence; he has criticized the Western media for its failure to report the attacks on Christians.

The violence directed against Christian targets reflects the belief—widely held by supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood—that Christians in Egypt conspired to bring down the Morsi government.

7 posted on 08/14/2013 4:12:33 PM PDT by NYer ( "Run from places of sin as from the plague."--St John Climacus)
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Just like Obama. When the going gets rough- round up a Coptic Christian and hang HIM.


8 posted on 08/14/2013 4:28:38 PM PDT by Truth2012
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Yeah, sure! But lets see you post about all the Muslim Brotherhood armories Holy Mosques destroyed by out of control Copts. I KNEW you wouldn't; it would incite all those violent, radical Christians to go on a worldwide rampage of death and destruction! /SARCASM!!!
9 posted on 08/14/2013 4:35:13 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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They’re looking for scapegoats. They’ve decided on the Coptics.


10 posted on 08/14/2013 4:47:44 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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It’s like Kristall Night in Germany.


11 posted on 08/14/2013 4:48:54 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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“I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worth to be compared to the glory which shall be revealed to us. “ wrote St. Paul in Rom. 8:18.

The Christians will have the final and eternal victory.


12 posted on 08/14/2013 4:53:09 PM PDT by txrefugee
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This prove alot of thing MB are bunch of animals


13 posted on 08/14/2013 4:58:22 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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Heaven be thanked President You Didn't Build That is on the side of the... ummm... Wait. Sorry. What's he doing on the other side?
14 posted on 08/14/2013 5:14:01 PM PDT by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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I was wandering around the live coverage at reuters and came across this:

http://live.reuters.com/Event/Egypt_Unrest_3

A group of activist journalists has put together an informal list of every church, monastery, and Christian institution that was reported to have been attacked by the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt on Wednesday: nilerevolt.wordpress.com (While many examples have already been confirmed by international press, Reuters cannot independently confirm each example at this time.) by Margarita Noriega (Reuters) 8/14/2013 11:00:23 PM 7:00 PM

http://nilerevolt.wordpress.com/2013/08/14/1198/


15 posted on 08/14/2013 5:38:29 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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Lord God, confuse Thy enemies and convert to Christianity those capable of reason.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, in the company of saints in heaven, amen.


16 posted on 08/14/2013 5:52:18 PM PDT by annalex (fear them not)
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This is so sad.

I agree with those calling for fervent prayers, praying the Rosary, etc. for our Christian brothers and sisters in Egypt.

As someone else has said here, these horrific attacks remind one of disgusting Nazi acts of terrorism in the past, and are also reminiscent of the Satanic persecution of the early Christian Church, both during, and right after the New Testament times.

These are the Muslim Brotherhood terrorists who were strongly backed by B.O. Remember this story from just a few short months ago?

"As Egypt unravels, Team Obama increases support for Muslim Brotherhood"
Meanwhile, right now, B.O. (along with his anti-Christian team) is doing his best to defeat the Church by various means, such as his HHS mandate, his goals and actions for "homosexual marriage" / "hate speech", homosexuals in the military and everywhere else, abortion, euthanasia, assisted suicide, his backing of these anti-Christian terrorists and others like them, and many other areas. So far, the persecution of Christians in America is still mostly just legal and structural, but who can still strongly doubt any more that vicious, violent persecution of Christians is likely right around the corner, right here in the USA, with this evil bunch of perverted tyrants?
17 posted on 08/14/2013 6:47:11 PM PDT by Heart-Rest (Good reading ==> | ncregister.com | catholic.com | ewtn.com | newadvent.org |)
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The MB support has collapsed among the general population and they're trying to rekindle support any way they can. They want images of the Egyptian military attacking their "peaceful" barricades but the police are in charge so their anti-military garbage isn't getting any traction,

They're burning out Copts in hopes of getting the military involved so they have pictures of Egyptian troops protecting Christian churches. Even if that doesn't work, they figure the new government will issue permits to allow the churches to be rebuilt and the MB can make an issue of Christian churches being built.

Had they stayed in power the burning of Christian churches, businesses, and homes would have been done sooner or later so even if they can't get the propaganda issue they want right now, they figure they'll have at least accomplished one of their goals.

JMHO

18 posted on 08/14/2013 7:01:16 PM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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These are the Muslim Brotherhood terrorists who were strongly backed by B.O.

I remember that story quite well. I also recall the round the clock news coverage by the mainstream media and CNN's interview with protesters asking how they felt about BO. Speaking of "BO" ...


Bo, the US First Family's waterdog, gets off the Marine helicopter at Martha's Vineyard

Rooms have to be found for dozens of Secret Service agents, someone has to carry a selection of presidential basketballs, and of course the family dog needs his own state-of-the-art aircraft.
First dog Bo is airlifted to Obama holiday home


Obama hits the links on Martha's Vineyard after Egypt briefing

Where is the media now?

19 posted on 08/14/2013 8:10:24 PM PDT by NYer ( "Run from places of sin as from the plague."--St John Climacus)
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Templar

Where are these guys when you need them?

20 posted on 08/15/2013 12:29:43 PM PDT by Shamrock498
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Regarding the attacks on Coptic Christian churches... Yesterday Coptic Orphans sent out an appeal for funds to help rebuild the churches.

www.copticorphans.org

info@copticorphans.org

Consider contributing as a matter of Christian solidarity. When the jihadists come they are not going to ask your views on the Council of Chalcedon, the Filioque, or Sola Scriptura. They’re just going to behead you.


21 posted on 08/16/2013 10:33:48 AM PDT by omega4412
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