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Egypt: Islamists Hit Christian Churches
Yahoo News ^ | 8/17/13 | Hamza Hendawi

Posted on 08/17/2013 7:32:08 PM PDT by marshmallow

CAIRO (AP) — After torching a Franciscan school, Islamists paraded three nuns on the streets like "prisoners of war" before a Muslim woman offered them refuge. Two other women working at the school were sexually harassed and abused as they fought their way through a mob.

In the four days since security forces cleared two sit-in camps by supporters of Egypt's ousted president, Islamists have attacked dozens of Coptic churches along with homes and businesses owned by the Christian minority. The campaign of intimidation appears to be a warning to Christians outside Cairo to stand down from political activism.

Christians have long suffered from discrimination and violence in Muslim majority Egypt, where they make up 10 percent of the population of 90 million. Attacks increased after the Islamists rose to power in the wake of the 2011 Arab Spring uprising that drove Hosni Mubarak from power, emboldening extremists. But Christians have come further under fire since President Mohammed Morsi was ousted on July 3, sparking a wave of Islamist anger led by Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood.

Nearly 40 churches have been looted and torched, while 23 others have been attacked and heavily damaged since Wednesday, when chaos erupted after Egypt's military-backed interim administration moved in to clear two camps packed with protesters calling for Morsi's reinstatement, killing scores of protesters and sparking deadly clashes nationwide.

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TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Islam; Orthodox Christian

1 posted on 08/17/2013 7:32:08 PM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

The atrocities were funded by the US taxpayers
and DIRECTED by Obama and his Moslem Brotherhood,
while the treasonous MSM has
protected his lack of documentation
and his continued protection of, and arming of, al Qaeda.

2 posted on 08/17/2013 7:39:43 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: marshmallow

Once the commie lib DemocRATS allow the Islamists to take over this country, they’re going to have themselves a target rich environment.

3 posted on 08/17/2013 7:44:57 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Former Rodeo Clown Sensitivity Training class valedictorian.)
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To: marshmallow

Just more proof Islam is at war with us while we’re at war with “terror”.

5 posted on 08/17/2013 9:21:06 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (When you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil.)
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To: marshmallow

President You Didn’t Build That grins from ear to ear.

6 posted on 08/17/2013 9:36:31 PM PDT by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: marshmallow
Muslim, “I'm angry”, I need a “Day of Rage” to vent my pent up, bored energies, I need to destroy something.

Is there a Jewish woman or blond European I can rape? OK I'll settle for a Western-trained Arabic woman journalist, too, damn Infidels!

I'm mad, I need to kill. I am so frustrated, maybe I will detonate myself, nah, not today.

I'm jealous of what other civilizations have, my civilization has had its finger up it's a— for the last thousand years, I think I'll burn a church, yes, that is a good idea.

I will pray to Allah to give me strength and then I will toss a Molotov cocktail into that Copt church. The they’ll see that I am angry, frustrated and full of rage.

Good thing THEY didn't anger me during Ramadan, then I REALLY would have been full of rage, anger, frustration, violence AND I would have been HUNGRY too!

7 posted on 08/17/2013 11:49:06 PM PDT by Netz
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To: marshmallow

What is happening in Egypt is akin to Kristallnacht in Germany. How long before the world wakes up and condemns this before Morsi is freed, put back into power, and becomes a modern day Hitler?

8 posted on 08/18/2013 8:36:13 PM PDT by bolobaby
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To: Diogenesis

Vacation Guy traveled to Cairo in 2009 and gave a speech that signaled support for the Caliphate and the ouster of Mubarak

4 short years later and they are marching Nuns through the streets

Makes Hitler look like small potatoes

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To: FlingWingFlyer

Rather it will be a much different ball game because Americans are ARMED to the teeth.

10 posted on 08/19/2013 9:24:28 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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