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9 Christians Killed, 150 Injured in Attack By 15,000 Muslims and Egyptian Army
Assyrian International News Agency ^ | 3/9/2011 | Mary Abdelmassih

Posted on 03/09/2011 3:48:30 PM PST by Qbert

(AINA) -- According to Father Abram Fahmy, pastor of St. Simon the Tanner Monastery in Mokatam Hills, on the outskirts of Cairo, Copts were killed and injured today in a fresh attack by Muslims. It was reported the Egyptian army fired live ammunition on Copts. The attack has claimed until now the lives of 9 Copts and injured 150, 45 seriously.

Muslims threw fire balls at the Monastery from the top of the hills. Coptic youth have arrested five of them, who are now being held within the Monastery grounds, waiting to be handed over to the authorities.

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The incident started when 500 Coptic demonstrators from Manshier Nasr, also known as "Garbage City," which is near the Monastery, were on their way to join the Coptic protest near the Egyptian TV Building, to show their solidarity with the Copts of the village of Soul in Atfif, who were forcibly displaced from their village and their church torched (AINA 3-5-2011). Nearly 15,000 Muslims from the nearby area of Sayeda Aisha and Mokattam, who were armed with weapons including automatic guns, confronted the Copts.

The clashes first started with hurling of stones at the Coptic demonstrators, then Molotov Cocktails. According to eyewitnesses the Copts called the army which arrived at the scene at 15:00 with 10 tanks . At first the military stood by watching, then shot in the air, then at the Coptic side with live ammunition.

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Attorney Wagih Anwar Abou Saad, an eyewitness, told Free Coptic Voice the army has been firing live ammunition on the Copts since 3 PM. "The army is protecting the Muslims, who sought shelter behind the army tanks," he said.

There was a media blackout on the incident. There are no reports of any Muslim casualties.

(Excerpt) Read more at aina.org ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: coptics; copts; egypt; islam; religionofpeace; rop

1 posted on 03/09/2011 3:48:34 PM PST by Qbert
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To: Qbert

15,000 poor, defenseless Muslims being victimized by 500 nasty, evil Christians. How unfair.


2 posted on 03/09/2011 3:50:50 PM PST by MeganC (Soli Deo Gloria)
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To: Qbert

I want to forward this to friends, but 15,000 is a surprisingly large number for so few casualties. Should there not be at least 1 picture?


3 posted on 03/09/2011 3:52:41 PM PST by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge MA grad student. Many younger conservative Christians out there? __ Click my name)
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To: Qbert

Egyptian military butchering Christians for muslimes. But the Muslime Brotherhood isn’t in charge. And there’s nothing to worry about if they are. So sayeth odumbo.

PS This comment is racist. (See new tag.)


4 posted on 03/09/2011 3:54:07 PM PST by piytar ("racist" has a new definition: anything critical of democrats in general and obama in particular.)
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To: MeganC

Looks like once again America supported the wrong side during a revolution, should have supported the old government. a whole lot of Christian blood is going to be spilled by the Muslim brotherhood.


5 posted on 03/09/2011 3:55:38 PM PST by omegadawn (qualified)
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To: Qbert

Coming to a country near you!


6 posted on 03/09/2011 3:56:01 PM PST by luv2ndamend (Same party, different letter.)
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To: MeganC

Looks like once again America supported the wrong side during a revolution, should have supported the old government. a whole lot of Christian blood is going to be spilled by the Muslim brotherhood.


7 posted on 03/09/2011 3:56:07 PM PST by omegadawn (qualified)
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To: Qbert

Uh....I am now waiting for the Moderate ( ie, the “good” Muslims) in America to march en masse to the Egyptian Embassy in Washington DC to protest the attacks on Christians and the attacks on women in Egypt!

Uh.....it is very quiet...uh, could someone let our “good” Muslims know about this ...or perhaps they are on their way to DC now?


8 posted on 03/09/2011 3:56:31 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (Ok....Joke's over...Bring Back Bush!)
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To: Christian Engineer Mass

Egyptian government officials and news are reporting similar numbers:

“Ten people were killed in violence between Christians and Muslims in Cairo on Tuesday night, the state news agency reported on Wednesday.

The agency quoted a senior health ministry official as saying 110 people were wounded in the violence.”

http://voiceofthecopts.org/en/news/ten_killed_110_injured_in_egypt.html


9 posted on 03/09/2011 4:01:56 PM PST by Qbert ("I seem to smell the stench of appeasement in the air" - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: piytar

The MB will eventually ascend to complete power in Egypt just as the Nazis did in Germany- elections, violence- whatever achieves the goal.


10 posted on 03/09/2011 4:11:37 PM PST by Qbert ("I seem to smell the stench of appeasement in the air" - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: omegadawn

Soetor0 does not care about Christian Blood.


11 posted on 03/09/2011 4:17:34 PM PST by omega4179
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To: Qbert

The Copts may need to start capturing more Muslim attackers, to use them as human shields against further attacks from the army. Granted, the Muslims might kill them as well.

Practically speaking, though all of their pigs have been taken, if they have any pig offal or pig fat left, it could be used as a weapon as well.


12 posted on 03/09/2011 4:20:49 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Qbert
What a Jefferson democracy Cairo has brought the world.

I am so glad that we Obama on top of this slaughter.

13 posted on 03/09/2011 4:21:38 PM PST by scooby321
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To: Qbert

I’m sure those numbers are right. I’m just querying the 15000 number


14 posted on 03/09/2011 4:26:23 PM PST by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge MA grad student. Many younger conservative Christians out there? __ Click my name)
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To: Christian Engineer Mass; Quix

500 Coptics with 15,000 moslems plus the Egyptian Army against them.

Either it is a miracle, or the numbers of deaths is being under reported.


15 posted on 03/09/2011 4:27:12 PM PST by TruthConquers ( Delendae sunt publicae scholae)
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To: Qbert
The MB will eventually ascend to complete power in Egypt just as the Nazis did in Germany- elections, violence- whatever achieves the goal.

First the Coptic Christians in Egypt then the Jews in Israel will be persecuted in the name of Mohammad.

16 posted on 03/09/2011 4:27:40 PM PST by CedarDave (Global warming is to today's science as was the sun moving around the earth in Galileo's time)
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To: scooby321

Ozombie delights in the deaths of Christians.

His non action is the proof.


17 posted on 03/09/2011 4:28:13 PM PST by TruthConquers ( Delendae sunt publicae scholae)
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To: Qbert

What happened to all the social media that we have been accustomed to seeing?

Something funny here.


18 posted on 03/09/2011 4:35:32 PM PST by super7man
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To: super7man

“What happened to all the social media that we have been accustomed to seeing?”

Exactly.

And where’s the MSM on this? (rhetorical question)


19 posted on 03/09/2011 4:44:28 PM PST by Qbert ("I seem to smell the stench of appeasement in the air" - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: omega4179

so true , if 15,000 christians were attacking 500 muslims ,obama would of had air support on the way to protect the muslims.


20 posted on 03/09/2011 5:03:37 PM PST by omegadawn (qualified)
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To: TruthConquers

Ain’t OThuga’s friends and religious co-horts if the Religion of Bloody Pieces

wonderful . . .

!!!!NOT!!!!


21 posted on 03/09/2011 7:28:54 PM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: TruthConquers

correction: OF

Ain’t OThuga’s friends and religious co-horts OF the Religion of Bloody Pieces

wonderful . . .

!!!!NOT!!!!


22 posted on 03/09/2011 7:29:28 PM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: omegadawn

INDEED.

And likely ranted incoherently about it.


23 posted on 03/09/2011 7:30:21 PM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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