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  • Egypt's Al-Sisi a Big Disappointment to Coptic Christians

    11/28/2017 8:58:35 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 5 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-28-2017 | Michael van der Galien
    When Egyptian general Al-Sisi ousted the Muslim Brotherhood from power, many in the West celebrated his coup. The Muslim Brotherhood's leader Mohammed Morsi had been an extremist intent on "cleansing" his country of Egypt's Christians, known as Copts. However, since becoming president, Al-Sisi has done little to nothing to protect the Copts. In fact, under his rule, more churches have been closed down than ever before. Christians are regularly targeted by Islamist extremist terrorists, and Copts generally feel that they may not have a future in their country. Al-Monitor reports: When a long-awaited law on building and restoring churches went...
  • Libya Recovers Remains of 21 Beheaded Coptic Christians

    10/10/2017 6:41:36 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 36 replies
    Die Welt ^ | 10/7/17
    "Islamic State" militants reportedly carried out the execution-style killings in early 2015. A detained IS militant who witnessed the mass murder clued in authorities to the site.Libyan authorities have recovered the remains of 21 Coptic Christians who were beheaded by so-called "Islamic State" (IS) militants more than two years ago, the anti-IS organization al-Bonyan al-Marsous announced Saturday. The gruesome discovery was made in the seaside city of Sirte — the home town of former dictator Moammar Gadhafi, who was toppled in 2011. A statement said officials were led to the site by an IS militant who had witnessed the attack...
  • The ethnic cleansing of Christians began with Islam’s founding

    08/28/2017 9:41:46 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 3 replies
    Israel Video Network ^ | 14 August 2017 | Ezra Levant
    Christians have lived in Iraq for centuries but are being ethnically cleansed from the region. In Egypt, Coptic Christians are under constant threat as well. And yet, the international community seems obsessed with accepting Muslim refugees when there is no real ethnic cleansing of Muslims anywhere. It is the Christians in the Middle East who need help and it is they who should be allowed into Western countries as refugees video at source
  • 5 Things to know about Coptic Christians

    04/11/2017 4:22:50 PM PDT · by NYer · 36 replies
    Aletelia ^ | April 11, 2017 | Joanne McPortland
    Who are these sisters and brothers suffering persecution for Christ?  From the Aleteia archives:  With the news of the terrible bombing during Divine Liturgy in a Coptic Orthodox church in Cairo, December 11, 2016, attention is being drawn again to the sufferings of Christian brothers and sisters in the Middle East. Who are these Coptic Christians? What do we share with them?1. The Coptic Church is among the oldest Christian communities in the world.Coptic Christians trace the founding of their church to a missionary journey by the evangelist St. Mark in the year 42. According to tradition, Mark spent his...
  • Islamist Mob Destroys Christian Homes in Egypt

    12/01/2016 7:27:53 PM PST · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 12/1/16 | Staff Reporter
    Islamists attacked a village after reports that Christians intended to build a churchThe homes and properties of Coptic Christians in Egypt have been attacked by radical Islamists after reports surfaced that a new church was going to be built. According to International Christian Concern, the attacks occurred in the Sohag Governorate in Upper Egypt in the village of Manshiet El-Naghamish. The village is populated by more than 2,000 Christians and the nearest church is more than three miles away. The villagers decided the build a four-storey building to be used as a community centre, nursery and retirement home, prompting suspicions...
  • Coptic Filmmaker Blamed for Benghazi Attack Now Broke, Living in Homeless Shelter

    09/13/2016 9:05:15 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 34 replies
    www.thegatewaypundit.com ^ | Sep 13th, 2016 8:01 am | Jim Hoft
    In September 2012 Hillary blamed an “awful internet video” for the deaths of four American heroes in Benghazi. Hillary Clinton made the statements as the bodies of the four dead Americans were brought back to US soil. She made the public comments just three days after the assault on the compound that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty. But thanks to leaked Wikileaks emails we now know that Hillary Clinton wrote Chelsea during the Benghazi attacks telling her Americans were killed by an al-Qaeda like group. Hillary later lied and blamed the attack on a...
  • Egyptian Christians at a ‘Breaking Point’ After Summer of Attacks

    09/12/2016 7:58:31 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    National Security (Breitbart) ^ | September 11, 2016 | John Hayward
    In a lengthy and disturbing piece on Egypt’s Coptic Christians this week, Rod Nordland of the New York Times described them as a community at the “breaking point,” to borrow the words of Bishop Makarios of Minya. This is not what a casual consumer of Egyptian news would expect, and it is not what the Copts expected, either. Nordland writes of high hopes for protection after the Muslim Brotherhood government of Mohammed Morsi was topped by the current Egyptian president, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who is often given solid marks by foreign observers for his stance against Islamist oppression. Egypt’s Christians...
  • Remember the Copts ISIS Martyred in Libya? This Priest Does.

    07/20/2016 7:29:28 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 7/19/16 | Andrea Gagliarducci
    Minya, Egypt, Jul 19, 2016 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- For Christians in Egypt, the possibility of martyrdom is not a remote one. Icon of the 21 Martyrs of Libya. Image courtesy of Tony Rezk, via tonyrezk.blogspot.com“It is something they concretely feel, it is part of their Christian life,” Father Paolo Asolan, an Italian priest who recently visited Egypt, told CNA. “And for a mother and a father, the fact that one of their sons can become a martyr is always a great gift.” The Islamic State’s beheading of 20 Coptic Christians and another man shocked the world in February...
  • Egypt: Christians attacked and homes burned by Muslim mob over rumored church building

    06/25/2016 9:55:33 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 16 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 06/21/16 | Florence Taylor
    Christian homes and property have been attacked by a Muslim mob in Egypt over rumours a house under construction was being turned into a church. A large group of Muslims gathered around the house, owned by Coptic Christian Naim Aziz, in Qarayat al Bayda village near Alexandria after Friday prayers on June 17, chanting: "By no means shall there be a church here". "A great deal of fanatic Muslims gathered in front of the new house of my cousin, Naim Aziz, during its construction because of a rumour spread in the village that this building would be turned into a...
  • Muslim Mob Torches 80 Christian Homes in Egypt as Punishment for Wanting to Build Church

    06/22/2016 8:39:10 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 30 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/21/2016 | Stoyan Zaimov
    A Muslim mob torched and looted the homes of 80 Christian families in the Al-Beida village in Egypt, looking to punish them for wanting to turn one of the buildings in the village into a church so they can worship. One witness, Christian resident Mousa Zarif, recalled the events: "On Friday afternoon, following Friday noon prayer, a great deal of fanatic Muslims gathered in the front of the new house of my cousin, Naim Aziz, during its construction because of a rumor spread in the village that this building would be turned into a church."
  • Islamic extremists attack Christian village in Egypt, burn 80 homes

    06/21/2016 5:00:32 PM PDT · by Fali_G · 27 replies
    The Foreign Desk ^ | 06/21/2016 | Lisa Daftari
    A mob of over a thousand Islamic extremists attacked a Christian village destroying property and setting the homes of over 80 families ablaze over rumors that a Coptic man was converting a home into a church. The attacks, which took place Friday in Egypt’s Qaryat Al-Bayda village, near Alexandria, left two Copts seriously injured and resulted in thousands of dollars worth of damage, according to a Coptic activist. "A great deal of fanatic Muslims gathered in front of the new house of my cousin," Mousa Zarif, a Christian who witnessed the events, told Christian advocacy group International Christian Concern.
  • Vatican ecumenism forsakes Egypt’s Christian minorities

    06/16/2016 8:25:05 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/16/16 | Dr. Ashraf Ramelah
    Vatican’s ecumenism comes at the expense of Egypt’s human rights Pope Francis, who is “building bridges to build peace” around the world, has naturally reached out to embrace Sunni Muslims. Last month, for the first time after years of Vatican silence, Pope Francis summoned to his private library in Rome grand imam Ahmed El-Tayeb of Cairo’s Al-Ahzar Mosque Institute. Absent a press release before this event, the Pope was quoted as saying, “this meeting is the message” – leading all to dwell on the meaning and purpose of their 25 minutes together. Christians, especially Egyptian Coptic Christians, have observed the...
  • Egypt Will Begin Construction of Church Dedicated to ISIS Martyrs

    10/10/2015 12:25:43 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Breitbart National Security ^ | 10/10/15 | Thomas D. Williams Ph.D.
    In the coming days, construction will commence on a new church in Egypt dedicated to the martyred Coptic Christians beheaded by the Islamic State in Libya in February.The new church, bearing the name “Church of the Libyan Martyrs,” will be built in the Minya Governorate, south of the capital, Cairo. The church will cost $1.3 million, half of which has already been raised.Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi granted permission for the construction of the church last February after Islamic State militants murdered 21 Coptic Christians on a Libyan beach.According to Father Rafic Greiche, spokesman for the Catholic Church in Egypt,...
  • White House Touts Jobs for Jihadists

    02/18/2015 1:36:43 PM PST · by george76 · 24 replies
    Radix News ^ | February 18, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    At the White House Summit on Extremism That Shall Remain Unspecified Because Violent Followers Belonging To Unnamed Extremist Movement Might Take Extreme Offense And Act Extremely, the feds are touting a groundbreaking new strategy to fight terrorists. Just kidding. It’s actually the same old futile strategy that big-government liberals use to cure everything: mo’ money, mo’ money, mo’ money. ... Muslim jihadists chopped off the heads of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya this weekend. Muslim jihadists launched deadly shooting sprees in Copenhagen at a cartoonists free-speech event and a synagogue. Muslim jihadists murdered Jews at a kosher deli in...
  • Egyptian Church confirms 21 killed in Libya after Islamic State issues video

    02/15/2015 2:43:50 PM PST · by NYer · 35 replies
    Yahoo ^ | February 15, 2015
    Yahoo Canada News - "HORRIBLE PHOTOS reveal ISIS marched 21 Coptic Christians to beach, beheaded them all" Image via Twitter/ @trscoop / The Right Scoop CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic State released a video on Sunday purporting to show the beheading of a group of Egyptian Christians kidnapped in Libya, violence likely to deepen Cairo's concerns over security threats from militants thriving in the neighboring country's chaos. Egypt's state news agency MENA quoted the spokesman for the Coptic Church as confirming that 21 Egyptian Christians believed to be held by Islamic State were dead. In the video, militants in black...
  • ‘Our Daddy is in Heaven’ — Daughters of Christian Family Slaughtered in Libya

    01/04/2015 10:33:08 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/04/15 | Ramond Ibrahim
    Coptic Christian family — mother, father, and daughter — killed in Libya More information about the Coptic Christian family — mother, father, and daughter — killed in Libya continues to surface. In an interview with the mother’s brother, he explained how the murderers broke into the house in the middle of the night. They handcuffed and killed the father. Then they entered the children’s bedroom, three girls. The mother was there, cried out, tried to fight back, and was killed. They took the oldest daughter, Katherine, and fled with her. The girl’s body was later found in the desert, shot...
  • The Islamic Terror Orchestra

    09/01/2014 6:57:46 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Front page magazine ^ | August 26, 2014 | Nonie Darwish
    It has been 13 years since 9/11 and the West is still reluctant to link the non-ending parade of jihad groups with Islam. The West is also in denial about the similarities all radical Islamic groups share. It is important for the West to realize that there is a natural division of labor between the different terror groups. Some groups specialize in terror against non-Muslims and Western governments while others specialize in terrorizing Arab governments that refused to follow Sharia. But the truly sophisticated groups are those who reside in the West, calling themselves ‘moderate’ while at the same time...
  • Egyptian Islamists Murder Young Christian, After Dragging Her From Car

    04/02/2014 7:47:33 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    CNS News ^ | April 1, 2014 | Patrick Goodenough
    Eyewitnesses have given a harrowing account of the murder in Cairo of a young Coptic Christian woman, hauled out of her car and beaten and stabbed to death by a Muslim mob, apparently targeted because of a cross hanging from her rear-view mirror. The incident occurred in the Cairo suburb of Ain Shams after mosque prayer services on Friday, ... 25-year-old Mary Sameh George was attacked in her car near a church, where she planned to deliver medicine to an ill and elderly woman. Protestors climbed onto her car, collapsing the roof, then hauled her from the vehicle, beating and...
  • AP interview: Female party head doubts Egypt path

    02/24/2014 11:37:13 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 24, 2014 2:19 PM EST | Mariam Rizk
    The first woman elected to head an Egyptian political party expressed doubt over the country’s transition to democracy on Monday, criticizing the interim authorities’ increasing intolerance of dissent. Hala Shukrallah, a 59-year-old Coptic Christian, condemned the security crackdown that has resulted in mass detentions and trials in the months since the military overthrew the Islamist president last July. […] Hundreds of Islamists have been killed and thousands detained. But by the end of last year and with the issuance of a draconian protest law, the appetite for dissent decreased and the clampdown widened to include some of the main figures...
  • Egyptian Christians, Muslims March Against Obama

    08/23/2013 6:41:41 PM PDT · by xzins · 51 replies
    AINA ^ | 23 Aug 13 | Mark Martin
    Hundreds of Egyptian protestors, many of them Coptic Christians, rallied in front of the White House Thursday, outraged over President Barack Obama's support of the Muslim Brotherhood. "Don't support terrorists!" protestor Hale Salem said. "Don't support terrorists! Please, Mr. Obama I voted for you -- don't support terrorists." "He's asking us as Egyptians to leave the terrorists in Egypt alone? To kill us, to kill our people? It's not gonna happen," another protestor declared. Muslims were also present, voicing their opposition against the Brotherhood. "I'm a Muslim," demonstrator Mina Khalifa said. "It's not a Christian thing. It's an Egyptian thing."...