Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Freedom of worship in Islamic countries: Muslims attack Copts in Giza

The Islamic paranoia against churches in Egypt continues:

Muslims attacked Copts in the village of Ezbet Wasef, Ayat, Giza province in an attempt to set fire to the only church in the village for allegations that the church where 1200 Copts worship was built without a presidential decree.

The homes of the following Copts were set on fire by the Muslim mob:
1-Sami Naguib Moawad
2-Awadalla Yacoub
3-Adly Abdelsaid
4-Kamal Abdelsaid

Gamalat Naguib Moawad, a Coptic young woman was beaten severly by Muslims upon attempting to put off the fire, she was taken to Al Ayat general hospital for treatment

Security forces sealed off the village and arrested 27 people including 5 Coptic victims!!!
While the construction of mosques in the country is unrestricted, construction of churches requires government authorization and sometimes the government itself blocks the building of churches in areas where thousands of Copts are in desperate need of a place of worship. Similar attacks against Christians in many provinces throughout Egypt have been frequent in recent years.

More details will follow


At 11:01 AM , Blogger Egypeter said...

I am SO DAMN sick of this!!! When is enough enough? How much longer before the Copts start to retaliate? When will the government do something to protect its citizens? Will these hardships ever be resolved?

One way to start is by throwing these people in jail. Justice is the only way.

At 1:46 PM , Blogger Egypeter said...

Another quick point:

Since when is self defense a crime?! Why were there 5 Copts arrested? I am sure they did not instigate this riot and were simply defended themselves. Are they supposed to bow their heads to these lunatics that are attacking. These 5 better be released soon. Please keep us up to date on this matter. Thanks.

At 3:26 PM , Blogger myfingerisonthebutton said...

whats the response of our leadership?


At 4:28 PM , Blogger Egypeter said...

Response? Do they even know this incident occurred? If they do, then why isn't anything done? The reason....they couldn't care less! Let's see they've turned a blind eye on these atrocities for 1400 years. Why start now?

At 11:04 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please brothers and sisters PRAY and pray. Islam is going crazy and nothing can protect us except Christ. Look what happened today against the Shiite shrines in Iraq, and the whole country is going towards a civil war. We don’t want our Egypt to go that path because it is irrational and God forbid; it is very damaging to every one in that lives there. As a Christian, I know that my redeemer is much stronger than the demonic spirits of this age which works against God.

Let us rejoice and be glade because of the blessing of sharing in Christ suffering. Greater grace coming to Egypt and the Gospel is being proclaimed in the Arabic and Islamic world in such force that the force of darkness is shaking with anger and furry. We cannot escape the great suffering which will bring great blessings to the whole Middle East. So let us fight the satanic spirit of Islamic (not Muslims) with the best force which is our prayers and the name of Christ our God. Muslims are not our enemies but our mislead brothers and sisters, so let us pray for their salvation.

Philip. 2:9-11
Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: [10] That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; [11] And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.


At 12:54 AM , Blogger Egypeter said...

Thank you eemc!

Your responses are always warm and very inoffensive. You also speak highly intelligently and wit the Spirit of God! God bless you and all Egyptians.

At 4:25 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

You reap what you sow.

The question for the Copts, although it's too late, is why Lebanon remains secular while our glorious country continues to be a hotbed for Islamic extremism?

Stop hiding behind religion and take a pro-active approach. Our church constantly reminds us to fast and pray...but where is the Church when our brothers and sisters are killed and raped. Our leaders are agents of the government.

I'm not advocation violence, but seriously it's time we as a Coptic nation show some sort of guts. We too are humans, we too have dreams to live life without fear.

I really do believe that we should purge our church from these corrupt leaders, who do nothing but praise the government while their sons and daughters die in vain.

At 1:54 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any system or religion that emphasis the importance of collective rights of its community over the rights of its individuals is unstable, and therefore inherently evil. The FEELING that Islam (or Christianity) is under attack is a strong catalyst of for such conditions.

And while the ratio of individual rights to the rights of communities varied among the different religions of the world, this ratio (even of the same religion, varies among the different cultures.

The best way for reducing these ethnic and religious conflicts is to develop a civil society where individual freedom is respected and protected. So be careful when you are incited to protect yourself for any religious or ethnic reasons, your actions might increase the instability of such condition.
Instead of asking for (re)actions from certain religious or ethnic groups, focus on reporting these violations and suggest solutions, if you can.

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