Skip to comments.Dark Day for Egypt’s Christians ((photos of the carnage)
Posted on 08/17/2013 7:24:46 AM PDT by NYer
Egypt’s Coptic Christian minority has become a favorite target for Muslim Brotherhood supporters and other radical Islamists across the country in the wake of the military’s decision to clear supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi from their Cairo sit-ins this morning.
No sooner did security forces, backed by armored cars and bulldozers, clear encampments in the city’s Nadha and Raba’a al Adiwiya squares did the Islamists turn to targeting Christian churches. Approximately 1,000 Muslim Brotherhood supportersset fire to the Churches of Abraham and the Virgin Mary in Menya.
Angry mobs also targeted churches, monasteries and other church properties in Alexandria, Suez and a number of other cities in Upper Egypt, according to Egypt’s Al-Ahram.
Muslim Brotherhood members also firebombed Mar Geergiss Church, the main Coptic church in the southern Egyptian city of Sohag, burning it to the ground. Islamists had previously raised an al-Qaida flag over the church. St. Theresa Church in Assiut in Upper Egypt was also burned.
“It is a climate of violence,” he added, “and the people are scared,” Father Rafic Greiche, a Catholic Church spokesman in Egypt, told Vatican Radio.
Sixteen Coptic churches had been torched by pro-Morsi mobs, including several ancient ones, the Egyptian blogger “Big Pharoah” wrote in a Twitter post.
Brotherhood supporters blame the Copts for toppling former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi because Coptic Pope Tawadros II backed the military’s July 3 move to oust him.
Coptic priests and laymen have been killed, churches have been burned or scrawled with anti-Christian graffiti by Islamic militants across Egypt in the past month.
“These guys have been blowing places up and killing people in Sinai. They’ve been attacking churches all over Egypt putting al-Qaida flags and Morsi’s pictures on churches, so there is no question that the Brotherhood are the new terrorists,” Michael Meunier, president of Egypt’s Al-Haya Party and a Coptic Christian, said regarding the violent Islamist attacks against Christians since Morsi’s fall.
Just last week, a 10-year-old Coptic girl was shot dead by Islamic militants on her way home from Bible school. Muslim extremists tossed firebombs through the windows of four Christian homes and a local church last Sunday to stop a Christian neighbor from building a speed bump in front of her home. The clash left 15 people wounded.
But if you ask some Muslim Brotherhood leaders about Christian-Muslim relations, things have never been better.
Muslim Brotherhood politician Abdul Mawgoud Dardery, who served in Egypt’s dissolved parliament as a member of the Freedom and Justice Party, denied during a press conference last Friday held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., that the Muslim Brotherhood was anti-Christian.
Dardery was asked about the torture and violence that had been visited on the Copts by Brotherhood supporters during Morsi’s year in power, but Dardery deflected the question. Read more…
You can destroy our churches, but not our faith!
Catholic school burned in Egypt. The irony is that most leaders of Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, Palestine and Syria studied at Catholic schools and now they are burning them down.
The Coptic Pope [Patriarch] urges all Christians to drop their heavenly bombs which are prayers to defeat the forces of evil who are attacking churches for no reason.
when is Barry boy going to address this DEBACLE????
For what it's worth, he's already sent U.S. dollars and weapons to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and arms to Islamic jihadis in Syriaor wasn't that what you meant?
That I knew
Im wonder what he CAN say about the torching of Churches, Homes and People by the Mo-Bros!?
Here is the link to an article from Miami that quotes a Coptic Christian from Egypt. Some of them fled and are now in south Florida.
Please, act, she said. Egypt is falling apart. We had to get rid of them. The economy was going nowhere. Tourists were being kidnapped. We have no tourists whatsoever.
Nessim says the majority of Egyptians support the militarys efforts to restore democracy to Egypt. At the church, leaders and parishioners shared her feelings about the Muslim Brotherhood.
We are concerned but at the same time we are relieved that this regime is not coming back, said Father Timothy Solimon.
They didnt go through this revolution in order for it to be hijacked once more and taken over by the Muslim Brotherhood, said Dr. Emad Ekladios.
One of FR Posters claim that too
They don’t see anything WRONG about it NYER just mess up ideology MB really have
gee.. I posted a Thread on the Dont Take Sides statement and somehow it escaped my mind already
Evidently my Obama Allergy is taking a turn for the worse
The MB is a terrorist organization and the Copts need to make common cause with the military and heed the old advice of “Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition.”
Religion of Peace at it again. Any reason they need to kill and destroy.
there we have it!
“your Obama”...I like the way that was phrased!
You can bet Putin will find a way to take advantage of the situation.
Not to worry. The NYT has written today that the Muslim Brotherhood are merely a “nuisance” in Egypt. /sarc
“And it shall come to pass in that day, that the great trumpet shall be blown, and they shall come which were ready to perish in the land of Assyria, and the outcasts in the land of Egypt, and shall worship the Lord in the holy mount at Jerusalem.” Isaiah Chapter 27:13
Three things are mentioned here along with “in that day” meaning I believe within the context of the day of the Lord,
1. Believers are “ready to perish in the land of Assyria”
2. there are “outcasts” from the land of Egypt
3. The “great trumpet shall be blown”
Pray for those Christians suffering persecution in Egypt and those attempting to escape the fighting in Syria and in all of the middle east,
this is a whirlwind, and our nation under this administration set this in motion,
Pray for the the peace of Jerusalem,
Save Thy people, O Lord,
and bless Thine inheritance.
Grant victory to Thy Church over her enemies,
and protect Thy people by Thy Holy Cross.
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The MB has been murdering Coptic Christians for a long time - under Morsi such violence increasing exponentially, which is natural since Morsi is MB. MB leadership has specifically said all Christians and their churches are bonafide targets of Moslems. Please note that in many cases Egyptians have been circling churches to protect them from MB - including Moslem Egyptians, the majority of whom do not like the MB. And where is our government making statemenst about this? Criticizing the attacks? They are silent. They are complicit.
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Link to the Live Egypt thread with all the up to date news on Egypt, including what is happening to the Christians in Egypt. Freeper translations of Arabic news, too.
Check this out:
Thanks for the ping lj!
Check out the link at #24
Exactly. Because 0buttatollah sides with the MB (hires them to work in the US gov no less), and has sent millions (or billions?) to the MB, into the vacuum has stepped Putin. It’s amazing to see how Russia is now the good guy and our own goverment the enemy. It’s so sickening I’m amazed I can even eat any more.
Check out melancholy’s rant - he’s been translating the news from Egypt (not bothering to courtesy ping him since he’s so busy):
Yeah it's sad to think Putin is right and the odork in office is wrong. Of couse Putin love his country and, well, you know the rest.
But Putin is out for his own interests, his reinsertion of Russia into Egypt cannot end well (if that is how this pans out).
The bamster is putting this country/word in a most tenuous position....deliberately no doubt.
Uh, in case there was any doubt...
All Westerners need to understand that muslims do not define "peace" the way we do. To us, peace is a negotiated cessation of hostilities and a civilized attempt to get along with people who may differ from ourselves in many ways. To muslims, "peace" means "when everyone has finally submitted to Islam."
This is why the saying "religion of peace" with regard to them is a wolf in sheep's clothing.
With obama, ALL destruction is DELIBERATE.