Urgent - Another Episode of Terrorizing Coptic Christians in Egypt
The following is an account of eyewitnesses :
Another episode of terrorizing Christians has just taken place in Egypt.
In a small village called Kafr Salama near Menya El Kamh' in the governorate of Sharkeya (north east of Cairo) some Muslims, mainly young men belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood group , attacked the houses, shops and properties of Christians. This took place after a fight between a Christian and a Muslim in the village, during which the father of the latter dropped dead after going into a diabetic coma when he watched the fight. Things quickly escalated after the rumor spread that "Christians killed Muslims." The naive Christians, knowing the tension was only the result of a normal fight, did not believe things would get any worse.
However, members of the Muslim Brotherhood began sending messages to neighboring villages asking for their assistance. Subsequently hundreds of Muslims gathered from different villages, attacking the houses, shops and belongings of Christians. So far, seven houses and one farm have been completely burned, and many houses have been destroyed. The Christian young man who was involved in the initial fight was massacred by the mob of Muslims. Furthermore, the numerous police vans that rushed into the village have been so far unsuccessful in protecting the Christians, most of whom have fled the village. The few Christian families that remain are currently stranded in their houses, awaiting attack by the Muslims, unless protection arrives in due time. Hundreds of Muslims from neighboring villages, screaming "Islam is the solution," are still flooding Kafr Salama and threatening to burn and kill whatever crosses their way.
Please spread the word and let human right groups know of that new barbaric attack on Egypt's Christians. It's about time the Egyptian government learns to respect the human rights agreements it has signed and to protect all Egyptian citizens, regardless of their religion. The Copts are the natives of Egypt. We have been living in Egypt for more than six thousand years. We refuse to be treated as such by the current regime. The Egyptian government must present those who are responsible for this new episode of terrorism to justice.