Christian Killed By Suspected Islamists in Egypt's Sinai

CAIRO (AFP) -- Suspected Islamists on Sunday shot dead a Coptic Christian man in Egypt's restive Sinai peninsula where several extremist groups operate, security sources told AFP.

Hani Samir Kamel, 37, was attacked in El-Arish, the regional capital of North Sinai, where security forces have been battling a semi-insurgency since Islamist president Mohamed Morsi's military ouster on July 3.

The assailants fled after the attack, the sources said.

Militants have launched near daily attacks on police and army facilities in Sinai, where a priest was killed and a Copt found decapitated in July.

 

Copts in the West Campaign Against Muslim Brotherhood

By Mary Abdelmassih

(AINA) -- Expatriate Copts in Western capitals launched campaigns to draw attention to the violence of the Muslim Brotherhood and to expose it as a terrorist organization, and to support the Egyptian army, who they say is "fighting a war on terror" launched by pro-Morsy supporters against the Egyptian people at large.

As with most Egyptians, the Copts are angry with the Obama administration for supporting the Muslim Brotherhood and describing their demonstrations as "peaceful." Video evidence supports the contrary.

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Muslim Mob Injures Church Leaders, Choir Members in Nigeria

Minor dispute leads to incitement of gang with iron rods, knives.

By Our Nigeria Correspondent
Property damaged at St. James Anglican Cathedral in Lafia, Nigeria. (Morning Star News photo)ABUJA, Nigeria, August 26, 2013 (
Morning Star News) – A Muslim mob with knives and iron rods injured several members of an Anglican church in Nasarawa state on Aug. 17 over a dispute about less than 1 cent in change, area Christians said.
 
Three pastors, four elders and choir members of the St. James Anglican Cathedral were wounded in Lafia, capital of Nasarawa in central Nigeria, as they met for study and worship preparation. They sustained cuts on their heads and other parts of their bodies when some 30 Muslims attacked with motorcycle chains and wooden clubs, along with the other weapons, area residents said.

Shame on biased International media 
Churches burnt by pro-Morsi the international media did no care
To publish it

churches burnt 

 Alexandria

  1. Father Maximus Church

Arish

  1. St George Church | Burned | Source

Assiut

  1. Good Shepherds Monastery |  Nuns attacked
  2. Angel Michael Church | Surrounded
  3. St George Coptic Orthodox ChurchPhotoPhotoPhoto
  4. Al-Eslah Church| Burned | Source
  5. Adventist Church | Pastor and his wife kidnapped | Photo
  6. St Therese Church | Photo
  7. Apostles Church | Burning | Source
  8. Holy Revival Church | Burning | Source

Beni Suef

  1. The Nuns School | Photo
  2. St George Church | al-Wasta

Cairo

  1. St Fatima Basilica | Heliopolis | Attempted Attack

Fayoum (Five churches)

  1. St Mary Church | El Nazlah | Gallery
  2. St Damiana Church | Robbed and burned
  3. Amir Tawadros (St Theodore) Church
  4. Evangelical Church | al-Zorby Village | Looting and destruction
  5. Church of Joseph | Burned | Source
  6. Franciscan School | Burned | Source

Gharbiya

  1. Diocese of St Paul | Burned | Source

Giza

  1. Father Antonios
  2. Atfeeh Bishopric

Minya (Around twelve churches)

  1. Church of the Virgin Mary and Father Abram | Delga, Deir Mawas | Source
  2. St Mina Church | Abu Hilal Kebly, Beni Hilal | Sourcephoto
  3. Baptist Church | Beni Mazar | Source
  4. Deir Mawas Bishopric
  5. Delga Church | Attacked (Previously attacked with fire)
  6. The Jesuit Fathers Church | Abu Hilal district
  7. St Mark Church | Abu Hilal district
  8. St Joseph Nunnery | Photophoto
  9. Amir Tadros ChurchPhotophotophotoalbum
  10. Evangelical Church | Photo
  11. Anba Moussa al-Aswad Church
  12. Apostles Church | Source

Qena

  1. St Mary’s Church | Attempted Burning

Sohag

  1. St George Church |Photo albumphotophotovideosourcesource
  2. St Damiana | Attacked and burned | Source
  3. Virgin Mary | Attacked and burned | Source
  4. St Mark Church & Community Center
  5. Anba Abram Church | Destroyed and burned | Source

Suez

  1. St Saviours Anglican Church | Source
  2. Franciscan Church and School | Street 23 | Burned |Photophotosource/photosphotos
  3. Holy Shepherd Monastery and HospitalPhoto
  4. Good Shepherd Church (molotov cocktail thrown)- Relationship with Holy Shepherd Monastery unknown.
  5. Greek Orthodox Church | PhotoPhoto

Christian Institutions

  • House of Father Angelos (Pastor of Church of the Virgin Mary and Father Abram) | Delga, Minya | Burned | Source
  • Properties and Markets of Copts | al-Gomhorreya Street, Assiut
  • Seventeen Coptic homes | Delga, Minya | Burned | SourceSource
  • YMCA | Minya| Burned | Photo
  • Coptic Homes | Qulta Street, Assiut | Attacked
  • Offices of the Evangelical Foundation & Oum al-Nour | Minya
  • Coptic-owned shops, pharmacy, and hotels | Karnak and Cleopatra Streets, Luxor | Attacked and Looted
  • Dahabeya Nile Boat | Minya| Church-owned | Source,PhotoPhoto
  • Bible Society bookshop | Cairo | Burned | Photo

BBC 

Egypt's Coptic Christians dread further backlash

By Caroline Wyatt BBC News, Cairo

Memorial march for Egyptian Christians killed in clashes in April 2013 (file photo 24 May) 

At least seven Copts have been killed in sectarian violence in recent months, says Amnesty International

 

As tensions rise again in Egypt, the country's Christians are dreading a further backlash.

The Coptic Orthodox Church is one of Christianity's oldest, founded in Alexandria around 50 AD.

Fox News - Fair & Balanced 

It's Obama, McCain, Graham who made 'huge mistake' in Egypt

All three fear that the anti-American (and generally anti-human) Muslim Brotherhood (MB), whom they mistakenly see as “moderate,” will disappear from the halls of power in Egypt, our most important Arab ally.  They also evidently worry that the MB’s leading figures, such as now-deposed (and arrested) President Mohamed Morsi—who had awarded himself powers greater than any previous ruler in Egypt’s history—will not be free to plot a return to power in an ancient nation that he had nearly destroyed in only one year.



Egypt’s Coptic pope in fear of attacks

By Heba Saleh

This image made from video shows Lt. Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, center, flanked by military and civilian leaders in including reform leader Mohamed ElBaradei, far left, Tamarod leader Mahmoud Badr, second left, Grand Sheik of Al-Azhar, Ahmed el-Tayeb, third from right, and Pope Tawadros II, second from right, as he addresses the nation on Egyptian State Television Wednesday, July 3, 2013.

General al-Sisi announces overthrow of President Morsi on July 3, with Pope Tawadros front, second from right

Pope Tawadros II, the head of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Egypt, has suspended his weekly public meetings with his flock after a sharp rise in attacks against Christians following the ousting last month of the Islamist Mohamed Morsi as president.

A statement by Bishop Angaelos of the United Kingdom, confirmed by Christian sources in Egypt, said the pope had stopped his weekly sermons “out of concern over potential attacks on congregations”.

In addition to the increased frequency of violence against Christians, the bishop noted the rise in “unlawful incitement emerging from various fringe Islamist leaders spurring on more violent acts and illegal behaviour that continues to injure and claim the lives of many Egyptian Christians”.

 

Abuse of Muslim Brothers and Islamists to Christians in Egypt

In city rooted in Bible, Islamist marches and graffiti intimidate Egypt's Christian minority

ASSIUT, Egypt –  It was nighttime and 10,000 Islamists were marching down the most heavily Christian street in this ancient Egyptian city, chanting "Islamic, Islamic, despite the Christians." A half-dozen kids were spray-painting "Boycott the Christians" on walls, supervised by an adult.

While Islamists are on the defensive in Cairo following the military coup that ousted President Mohammed Morsi, in Assiut and elsewhere in Egypt's deep south they are waging a stepped-up hate campaign, claiming the country's Christian minority somehow engineered Morsi's downfall.

"Tawadros is a dog," says a spray-painted insult, referring to Pope Tawadros II, patriarch of the Copts, as Egypt's Christians are called. Christian homes, stores and places of worship have been marked with large painted crosses.

 

In Egypt’s post-coup standoff, allegations of torture-murders roil an already tense mood

CAIRO — People living on Badr el-Din street say they found the two young men dumped in a pile of rubbish by a park on July 27. Amr Mohammed Salim, 22, a street vendor, was dead, hands bound and body covered with gashes, residents said. Hany Moussa, a 24-year-old kitchen helper, was still alive, but barely.

They were found just three blocks from where followers of Egypt’s ousted President Mohammed Morsi are camped in protest at the new military-backed government, and what happened to them is a mystery that ties in with the tumultuous events and fierce recriminations that have engulfed Egypt over the past five weeks.


    

Minya Copts to MCN: Sheikh provoked MB to attack church

by Emad Maher

Dozens of Muslims from Raida village, Minya [southern Egypt] attacked
Coptic homes and churches with stones, Molotov cocktails and firearms
on Saturday evening.

The attacks resulted in the defacing of the Evangelical Church's
interface and a number of cars, shops and houses owned by Copts.
Eyewitnesses said the imam of the village mosque was the instigator of
the incident after he alleged that a mosque in the neighboring village
was burned with worshippers inside.

 

Evidence suggests Pro-Morsi protesters tortured opponents - Amnesty

Reuters / Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Reuters / Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Amnesty International says there is evidence, and eye witness accounts indicating that Pro-Morsi supporters tortured their rivals after mass rallies began across the country over a month ago.

Testimonies from victims include accounts of how they were captured, assaulted and subjected to electric shocks by loyalists of the former President. The organization also claims that eight bodies at the morgue in Cairo also showed signs of torture. At least five of these were discovered near pro-Morsi sit-ins around the capital.

“Allegations that torture is being carried out by individuals are extremely serious and must be investigated as a matter of urgency,” said Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa at Amnesty International.
To back up their claims, the organization sites the case of a 21-year-old Mastour Mohamed Sayed, who along with 20 others was assaulted by a gang armed with knives or machine guns of alleged Morsi loyalists near the pro-Morsi sit-in at Rabaa al-Adawiya early last month.

Egypt: Children on front line of pro-Muslim Brotherhood demos dressed in white "death shrouds" for their "martyrdom": "I am ready to die!"

childrenabuse.jpg


Yet the Muslim Brotherhood's chief supporters in the U.S., such as Hamas-linked CAIR's Hussam Ayloush and DHS official Mohamed Elibiary, continue to insist that the Muslim Brotherhood represents "freedom" for Egyptians. Not for these victimized children. "Children Used on the Front-line of Islamist Demonstrations," from Egyptian Streets, July 30 (thanks to Pamela Geller):

Shocking footage has emerged of Egyptian children being dressed in white ‘death shrouds’ in preparation for their ‘martyrdom’ by pro-Morsi families in a large demonstration at Rabaa al-Adaweya.

Sources in the CIA: The Islamic brotherhood are now using heavy gun fire against Egyptian army in demonstrations

While Al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya are reporting that thousands of their supporters were injured yesterday, claiming that the demonstrators were unarmed and only used mild force in an effort to defend themselves, Sources from the CIA confirmed that the truth is very far from what they are describing. In the mean time while the Obama administration is doubting the truth behind the brotherhood claims, the Turkish PM Erdogan attacked the US, the UN and Europe for not helping the “innocent civilians” being massacred by the Egyptian government.

BBC 

Egypt's Coptic Christians pay price of political tumult

By Ahmed Maher BBC Arabic, Minya

Father Ayoub Youssef  in his burned-out church 

Father Ayoub Youssef said Muslim neighbours helped him escape during the attack on his church

Khamis had no other choice than to leave his house in the village of Dalga, near the central Egyptian city of Minya. After an arson attack on his cousin's house and the fatal shooting of another relative, he fled into hiding with his wife and six children.

He said they had been singled out for no other reason than being Christians.

"It was a terrible night," recalled Khamis, who agreed to talk to us but did not want to be identified. Khamis is not his real name.

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Christians Flee Villages in Egypt's North Sinai after Terrifying Murders
Killings top months of kidnappings, attacks by Islamic extremist militants.
By Our Middle East Correspondent

Detail of the corpse of Magdy Lamei. (Morning Star News photo from Facebook)
CAIRO, Egypt, July 16, 2013 (Morning Star News) – Christians in two villages in North Sinai, Egypt have fled for their lives after a priest was gunned down and a Christian businessman was abducted and killed, his decapitated body dumped onto a street.
 
On Thursday (July 11) the body of Christian businessman Magdy Lamei was found in the town of Sheikh Zuwayed. Suspected members of an unidentified Islamic extremist militant group had kidnapped him on July 6, and he was thought to have been killed on the first day of Ramadan, which in Egypt began on Wednesday (July 10).

 

الإخوان يطالبون بالتدخل الأميركي!

بعد عامين من الغزل والعلاقة مع أميركا عاد الإخوان المسلمون الآن للعب الورقة الأميركية بالمنطقة، ومصر تحديدا، فبعد أن سقط حكم الإخوان، وبسبب استعداء الجماعة لكل فئات المجتمع المصري، يعود الإخوان الآن لوصم خصومهم بالعمالة لأميركا، والتلويح بالعنف ضد واشنطن التي يطالبونها بالتدخل ضد الجيش المصري!

القيادي بجماعة الإخوان المصرية محمد البلتاجي يقول في مقابلة مع وكالة «رويترز»: «نستشعر أن المجتمع الدولي يتدخل بشكل ما اعترافا ومساندة ودعما لهذا الانقلاب العسكري»، مضيفا: «لكن هذا يجعل شعوب المنطقة تعيد مرة ثانية النظر إلى أميركا وأوروبا على أنها داعمة للاستبداد وداعمة للقمع وأنها تقف ضد مصلحة الشعوب، وهذا يعيد مرة ثانية حالة الكراهية لتلك الشعوب الأوروبية والأميركية التي تقف أنظمتها دائما مع الأنظمة المستبدة»! فهل بعد هذا التضليل تضليل؟ فما لم يتنبه إليه الإخوان أن الحاضنة الأهم هي الشعب، والمجتمع المصري ككل، وليس إدارة أوباما التي كانت تقف مع الإخوان بشكل فج، وصارخ، ورغم شكوى المصريين من مواقف السفيرة الأميركية بالقاهرة الداعمة للإخوان.

 

Coptic Priest Gunned Down in Egypt, Christian Villages Attacked

(AINA) -- This morning masked men gunned down Father Mina Cheroubim, pastor of the Coptic Orthodox church, as he left his church building in el-Arish North Sinai, 344 kilometers northeast of Cairo. Yesterday Muslims attacked Coptic inhabitants in the village of Nag Hassan, Dabayaa, in Luxor province. This attack was prompted by news that allegedly four Copts killed 45-year-old Muslim H. Hefny, whose body was found near the river. The attack killed four and wounded three. 16 homes and shops were torched, including the home of a Coptic family who are accused of being involved in the killing of the Muslim man. Police and ambulances were sent to the village as hundreds of scared Coptic inhabitants left the village. One of the villagers said that the dead Muslim was not killed by Copts but by Muslims in order to cause sedition and force Christians to leave the village.

 

Egypt: Coptic Christian priest shot dead

A Coptic Christian priest in Egypt's Northern Sinai has been shot dead, in what could be the first sectarian attack since the military overthrow of Islamist Mohammed Morsi.

Opponents of Egypt's ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi chant slogans against the Muslim Brotherhood at Tahrir Square in Cairo today Photo: AP

The priest, Mina Aboud Sharween, was attacked in the early afternoon while walking in the Masaeed area in El Arish.

The shooting in the coastal city was one of several attacks believed to be by Islamist insurgents that included firing at four military checkpoints in the region, the sources said.

Egypt's Islamists Turn Violent After Morsy's Fall 

egypt clashes 

Posted By David Kenner 

 

 

CAIRO -- Rallies in support of Mohamed Morsy during the day on Thursday were smaller than they had been previously, perhaps because supporters of the deposed president stayed away out of fear of violence. But while the numbers may have been down, reports of violence throughout the city suggested that this crisis is far from over.

Bullet holes were visible at sites across the pro-Morsy sit-in outside Cairo's Rabaa al-Adaweya mosque -- the product of violence at the protest site late last night. There is also anecdotal evidence that some of the former president's Islamist supporters have grown increasingly radicalized by the military takeover: One protester directed a message to army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, saying that he had created "a new Taliban" and a "new al Qaeda" in Egypt.

 

Egypt villagers 'proud' of killing Shiites

ABU MUSSALAM, Egypt — Residents of an Egyptian village outside Cairo said they were "proud" of the mob lynching of four Shiite Muslims in an attack that followed weeks of anti-Shiite rhetoric in the media.

Witnesses and security officials told AFP that on Sunday hundreds of residents of Abu Mussalem, a village in Giza province south of Cairo, surrounded the house of a Shiite resident after learning that a leading Shiite cleric, Hassan Shehata, was inside.

The mob threw molotov cocktails at the house, situated in a tiny alley, hoping to set it ablaze.

The crowd chanted "Allahu Akbar" (God is greatest) and "Shiites are infidels" before storming the house, dragging the Shiites out and beating them, witnesses told AFP.


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