Thursday, October 20, 2005

Coptic Christians in Alexandria, Egypt, attacked by Muslim Mob.

Coptic Christians in Alexandria, Egypt, attacked by Muslim Mob.




A nun was stabbed on the chest and the back. One of her fingers was severed. A Coptic man was injured.

It all started on last Friday, October 14, 2005, when a crowd of about 3000 angry Muslims demonstrated in front of St. George Coptic Orthodox church in Moharam Bek, Alexandria. The demonstrators came from the near by mosque after the Friday prayers and as a result of being inflamed by the Imam of the mosque. They were chanting anti Christian and anti-Jewish slogans and hurling rocks at the church.

Yesterday, Wednesday October 19, 2005, the situation intensified. Another crowd of angry Muslims demonstrated in front of Virgin Mary Coptic Orthodox church in the same area. They attacked a nun several times by a knife from the back and one piercing stab on her chest. Also they severed one of her fingers. She was rushed to the hospital where she underwent an emergency surgery. Her condition is serious. Another man was also stabbed, but his condition is stable.

The new wave of sectarian strife was caused by a CD that was being distributed of a play that was shown in the church about 2 years ago. The play discusses the tricks used by Muslim radicals to proselytize non-Muslims. Muslim radicals charge that the play smeared the Islamic faith, and demanded a public apology from Pope Shenouda, the head of the Coptic church. Those who conducted the play maintain that the play was meant to be educational and that it didn't include any wrong information about Islam.

The situation in Alexandria, Egypt is escalating with threats of burning the church, verbal abuses and physical attacks.

We ask religious, human rights organizations and all freedom loving people to intervene on behalf of the helpless Coptic Christian minority of Egypt.


Please call the White House and members of Congress to demand President Mubarak's immediate action to keep the calm and bring to trial the editors in chief of Al Osboa and Al Maydan newspapers who incite violence and hatred against Coptic Christians and other minorities in Egypt.

5 Comments:

At 12:59 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Poor nun! I hope Muhammad is happy now with all his virgins in his so called paradise

 
At 2:16 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

catholic

 
At 9:53 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

You deserved what brothers did with you christian cowards... call USA & the criminal Bush to protect your souls as he does with Zionists.

 
At 1:05 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Coptics in Egypt will not be free unless their church free them before the muslems. The priests act like god, those went on to serve the American coptics are worse than those in Egypt

 
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