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August 9, 2013

Egyptian Islamist Gunmen Open Fire On Church, 10-Year-Old Christian Girl Killed

Topics: Middle East News and Perspectives, Understanding Islam

As Weazel Zippers so aptly quips, "But whatever you do, don't call Islam a violent religion," right?

Via Christian Post Africa (Photo: Rex Features via AP Images):

egyptian-coptic-christians.jpgAn horrific attack has taken place against Egypt's Christian Coptic community, after several unidentified individuals indiscriminately opened fire in front of the Evangelical church in Ain Shams, a suburb of Cairo, killing Jessi Paulis Issa, 10, and injuring dozens of Copts.

According to reports, Issa was the niece of the church's pastor. After the killing, Issa's young body was transferred to the Cairo forensics team as the Copt community were left to mourn the latest horrendous attack against them.

"Bearded men belonging to Morsi's supporters opened fire on the citizens as they were exiting from the church," one witness described. "They fled the scene in a pick-up truck."

[...] The pastor said he does not know why Copts are being targeted throughout Egypt and called on the government to urgently help to bring a halt to the violence against Christians and the daily threats against them.

More here.

Something to keep in mind ... Every five minutes, somewhere in the Muslim world, a Christian is being killed (by Muslims) ... just for being a Christian:

Posted by Hyscience at August 9, 2013 7:44 AM

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