Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Anti-Christian Pogroms Underway in Egypt

The Muslim Brotherhood's response to the military crackdown on their protests appears to include coordinated attacks on Christians and churches throughout Egypt. It is not known how many Christians have been beaten or murdered but at least 17 churches are reported to have been destroyed or gravely damaged. Among those believed destroyed was one dating to the fourth century. Most were Coptic Orthodox, though several were Catholic and at least one was Protestant. What follows is a partial list of churches attacked by the Muslims...
  • Church of the Virgin Mary and Anba Abram of the Copts Orthodox. the village of Daljah, the district of Deir Mawas, Minya province. Burning and demolishing the church.
  • The Church of St. Mina of the Coptic Orthodox. The neighborhood of Abu Hilal Kebly Minya province. Burning the church.
  • St. George Church. Coptic Orthodox archbishopric land, Sohag province. Burning the church.
  • Baptist Church. Status of  Bani Mazar, Minya province. Burning the church
  • Church of the Virgin Lady of the Copts Orthodox, Nazlah village, Yusuf the righteous district, Fayoum province. Burning the church…
  • Monastery of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd School. Suez. Burning.
  • Church of Franciscan fathers. Street 23. Suez. Burning.
  • Bible society friends, fayoum. Burning.
  • Church of Saint Maximus. 45th Street. Alexandria. Harassment.
  • Church of Prince Taodharos Elchatbi. Fayoum. Burning.
  • Church of the virgin Lady of the Coptic Orthodox. butchers street. Abu Hilal District. Minia province. Burning.
  • Church of Saint Mark. Catholic Copts. Abu Hilal District, Minya province. Burning.
  • Church of the Jesuit Fathers. Abu Hilal District, Minya province. Burning.
  • Church of the Virgin and Anba Abram. Sohag. Burning.
  • Church of Saint Mark, and the building of services. electricity Street. Sohag. Burning.
  • The house of Father Onjelios king. Pastor of the Church of the Virgin and Anba Abram in Daljah. Deir Mawas district. Minya province. Burning the house completely.
  • Burning the Greek Church in Suez.


The Anti-Gnostic said...

Libya, Egypt, Syria and Iraq are all in varying stages of civil war. Millions of people are going to grow up poor, violent and with lots of axes to grind.

Samn! said...

According to an Egyptian journalist friend, the total so far is 25 churches burned, not counting Christian "Schools, clinics, shops, bookstores, houses, etc.."

al-Sisi has also just announced that the Egyptian military will pay for the rebuilding and repair of all damaged churches.

CJ said...

Thanks for that info, Samn!. On the one hand, it would be great if the military followed through, and even better if they acted to protect the churches and punish the vandals. On the other hand, this will probably serve as "proof" that Christians are in cahoots with the military and reinforce the anti-Christian bigotry. Unforturnately, it probably can't get any worse.

Samn! said...

In the Middle East, things can always get worse.