Coptic Christians Attacked in Egypt

I have mentioned before my deep respect for the Coptic Christians of Egypt. Father Zakarias is one of the best evangelists of Muslims in the world, and he is Coptic. It is still the largest church in the Middle East/North Africa. The Copts are not Arabs, they are the original Egyptians who are the descendants of the Pharoahs and pre-Islamic inhabitants of the land. There are Coptic churches through the USA and Europe, perhaps you might think of visiting one in your area and saying HI and letting them know you care about them. Some information on recent persecution:

EGYPT Christians Attacked - VOM Sources

On May 11, a mob of Muslims attacked Christians in Bahma village south of Cairo after hearing rumors that a church was to be built in the village without government permission. Muslims left their Friday prayers and attacked the homes and shops of Christians, setting the buildings on fire. At least 10 Coptic Christians were injured in the attack. People from both faiths took up sticks and hatchets and began hurling bricks and firebombs at each other. At least 27 houses and shops were damaged by fire. At last report, 59 Muslims have been arrested on charges of arson and spreading sectarian strife. Pray these Christians will be encouraged to worship together, despite opposition. Pray they will demonstrate love to their neighbors. 1 Corinthians 13

From persecution.com

Comments

SocietyVs said…
"Muslims left their Friday prayers and attacked the homes and shops of Christians, setting the buildings on fire"

That's just too bad to hear about the Muslim religion - this is a definite black stain on their religion - hopefully they can come to a place where they realize a God of Love and not a God of Vengeance.

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