Skip to comments.In Egypt, Islamists Attack Coptic Christian Pilgrims
Posted on 11/03/2018 9:25:54 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
In Minya, Egypt, Coptic Christians were terrorized in another attack targeting the minority group on Friday.
Islamic militants opened gunfire on two buses carrying Coptic Christians en route to an ancient monastery in Upper Egypt, killing seven and injuring more than eleven. Fridays attack is one in a series of attacks on Egypts ancient Christian community, which currently makes up between 10 and 15 percent of Egypts population. Minya has the largest population of Christians in the country 35 percent of residents are Christians and experiences a lions share of the sectarian attacks.
According to Open Doors USAs world rankings of persecuted countries, Egypt is the 17th most persecuted due to Islamic oppression. In 2017, attacks against Christians included two Coptic church bombings during Palm Sunday processions, killing over 45 people and injuring over 130. In May 2017, gunmen killed 28 Christians who were traveling to the same monastery that the Christians killed in Fridays attack were visiting. In December 2017, an Islamic extremist shot and killed eleven people at a church in Helwan, Egypt.
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I posted 2 other article, but the details vary.
Muslims following the example and instructions of their prophet.
Islam means submission.
They mean everyone will submit to Islam.
Well, I’m old and have no intention of being subjected.
You are correct. I know of cases with people I’ve know on the web for years. A number in Egypt. Many in Syria. And from people involved in the Churches in the Nineveh portion of Iraq.
55 Christians were murdered in Nigeria the other day.
Were they Muslim? Who killed them?
Opps, I’m sorry I did not read careful enough. You said they were Christians.
Nigeria: 55 People Dead as Christian-Muslim Market Fight Turns Into Slaughter
Emeka Umeagbalasi, board chairman of Intersociety for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law, told The Christian Post on Monday that the violence began after a Muslim man stole an item from the “Christian and indigenous-dominated market.”
The traders chased the thief and got him, Umeagbalasi said, which led to Muslims regrouping to defend and rescue him. Armed with machetes and guns, they later went on a spree that resulted in Christian homes being burned down, he said.
The Intersociety board chairman estimated that the case was 80 percent Muslim violence against 20 percent Christian reprisal. Intersociety will speak more about the case next week during its monthly review.
Muslims and Christians make up roughly an equal share of the Nigerian population, though vioence has mostly been carried out by radical groups, such as Boko Haram and groups operating as Fulani.
It does not say how many Christians or how many Muslims were killed.
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