Thursday, November 18, 2010

Muslims Torch Christian Homes in Egypt! How can we be silent?

Muslims Torch Christian Homes in Egypt! How can we be silent?--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

By Fran Ingram - Posted on 16 November 2010

Islam is death! The persecution of Christians is on the rise in Egypt, controlled by the Muslim Brotherhood. This is an ideology that is spreading here in the West too, along with growing political and financial power. America is in danger. We must stand up!


Muslims set fire overnight to at least 10 houses belonging to
Coptic Christians in a village in southern Egypt over rumors that a
Christian resident had an affair with a Muslim girl, security officials
said Tuesday.

The officials said security forces have sealed off
the village of al-Nawahid, in Qena province some 290 miles (465
kilometers) south of Cairo, to prevent the violence from spreading to
neighboring towns. They said several people were arrested.

attacks started after locals spotted a young Copt and a Muslim girl
together at night inside the village cemetery, the officials said. They
added that both were put under police custody as authorities

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to speak to the media.

between Christians and Muslims occasionally occur in southern Egypt,
mostly over land or disputes over church construction. But sectarian
tensions have also been on the rise recently in the capital.

year in Qena, a Coptic man was accused of kidnapping and raping a
12-year-old Muslim girl. The alleged assault led to widespread protests
by the Muslim community and increased tensions between the two religious
groups, which culminated in the murder of six Copts and one Muslim
security guard at a church on January 6.

Coptic Christians make up
about 10 percent of Egypt's population of 80 million. Copts and Muslims
generally live in peace, though tension and violence occasionally

Human rights groups say attacks on Copts are on the rise,
underscoring the government's failure to address chronic sectarian
strains in a society where religious radicalism is gaining ground.

The government insists Christians enjoy the same rights as Muslims.

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