Posts Tagged ‘ Egypt ’

Egyptian Muslim Fanatics Kidnap And/Or Rape Christian Girls

Jun 20th, 2014 | By

Islamists in Egypt are responsible for a series of brutal rapes and kidnappings of Coptic Christian girls during the past several years.

The Muslim Brotherhood has been responsible for a spate of rapes and other Islamists have kidnapped at least 550 girls since 2011 and forced them to convert to Islam.



Egypt’s New President Pressured To Release Christians

Jun 17th, 2014 | By

CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)– Egyptian Christians hope Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, who was sworn in Sunday, June 8, as the country’s new president, will combat Islamic extremism and release those jailed or kidnapped for expressing faith in Christ or support for Israel.

Al-Sisi gained more than 93 percent in last month’s vote, but turnout was just 46 percent, according to published figures, as Islamist and some secular groups boycotted the poll.



Christians Killed in Egypt Reflect Growing Hatred in Segments of Society

Apr 15th, 2014 | By

A Coptic Christian teacher in Egypt allegedly shot by the teenage brother of one of his students has died, human rights activists said yesterday.

Ashraf Alahm Atef Hanna, an English teacher at Marzouk Prep School in the village of Marzouk in Minya Province, succumbed to injuries from the shooting on Tuesday (April 8). He was 35.



An Egyptian Jew’s Message To Threatened Middle East Christians

Apr 11th, 2014 | By
Destroyed Coptic Church in Egypt

If you walk down bustling Adly Street in downtown Cairo, it is easy to miss the large gray building. But if you trace the address and stop there, you’ll notice the Stars of David carved on the walls. And then you’ll see the security checkpoint and the guards.

If you want to go into the Adly Street Synagogue and its offices, you must surrender your passport or other identity documents.

Certainly, the plainclothes security men are there to protect the synagogue and those close by — but they are also able to keep a detailed record of all those who visit.



Coptic Christian Children: Kidnapped and Killed for Cash

Jan 18th, 2014 | By

Another Coptic Christian child was recently kidnapped in Egypt.  Thirteen-year-old Cyril Rif‘at Fayiz was abducted in the Minya district by “unknown persons” who later called the child’s parents demanding one million Egyptian pounds, nearly the equivalent of $150,000 USD. Kidnapping and holding Coptic children captive for large ransoms has become a regular feature of the Egyptian landscape



Noted Convert in Egypt Arrested, Likely Tortured

Dec 8th, 2013 | By
Bishoy Armia Boulous

Egyptian authorities this week arrested a Christian who is arguably the nation’s most well-known convert from Islam and are investigating him for several activities, including allegedly inciting “sectarian strife.”



Egyptian Muslims Wage Terrorism & Extortion Schemes Against Christians

Dec 5th, 2013 | By

What you are dealing with now is some criminals attacking Christians — Christians who own shops and things like that,” Mina Thabet, founding member of the Maspero Youth Union, told Morning Star News, adding that Islamists see persecuting Christians as a religious duty.

Almost every week, there are reports of Coptic Christians kidnapped and held for ransom. Ezat Ibrahim, director of the Minya branch of the Al-Kalema Human Rights Organization, told Morning Star News that many of the victims were tortured so severely that they could not even speak about what happened.



Coptic Solidarity Opposes Inclusion Of Sharia In New Egyptian Constitution

Nov 29th, 2013 | By
Results of attack on Coptic Church in which many died

Coptic Solidarity is extremely alarmed that the Egyptian committee tasked with constitutional revisions may be succumbing to intense pressure by Islamists to even further enshrine Sharia as the basis of the constitution. The effect will be only to institutionalize discrimination and persecution of all religious minorities such as Copts, Baha’i, Shia Muslims, and Jews.



After Retaking of Delga, Christians Terrorized in Other Villages in Egypt

Nov 25th, 2013 | By
Priest examining damaged church building in Minya Governorate, Egypt. (Watani)

Three months after the Egyptian Army liberated Delga from militant Muslims, Islamists and criminals are terrorizing Christians in other villages across Egypt, human rights activists said. Although exact numbers of the crimes are difficult to estimate, human rights activists say the attacks are both common and widespread, affecting Christians in dozens of villages. Almost every week, there are reports of Copts kidnapped and held for ransom.



Muslim Congressman Keith Ellison To Appear With Egyptian Nazi Leader

Nov 20th, 2013 | By

Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison will be on the roster with Obama’s Muslim advisor Dalia Mogahed and Ramy Jan, one of the founders of the Egyptian Nazi Party at an event in December in Georgetown. The event is to be held at the Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding in Georgetown. The title of the event is “Egypt And The Struggle For Democracy.”