July 12, 2009
AINA: Muslims Set Church Ablaze But Egyptian Security Implicates a Christian CoptTopics: Middle East News and Perspectives, Understanding Islam
In a continuation of the ongoing wave of arson attacks on Coptic places of worship and general Muslim intolerance and violence against Christians in Egypt, AINA reports that the Church of St. Abaskharion Kellini, in the village of Ezbet Bassilious, Beni Mazar, was burnt down at noon on July 11 by Muslim village inhabitants. According to a source in Bani Mazar Diocese, the fire was instigated and directed as usual by State Security, aiming "to prevent prayers in new churches throughout both the Upper Egyptian provinces of Minya and of Beni Suef."
So much for "peace and tolerance" from the so-called religion of peace. Once again, another case of Muslims just having not gotten the message.
And by the way, calling attention to Muslim violence and intolerance isn't Islamophobia when they really are trying to kill you.
Related: Muslim intolerance of Christians isn't just in Egypt. Some of the oldest Christian communities in the world are subject to relentless attack and teeter on the brink of extinction at the hands of the "Religion of Peace."
(Hat tip - Mary A)
Posted by Richard at July 12, 2009 6:15 PM
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