From the Web Site: Voice of the Copts: http://voiceofthecopts.org/en
Update on Muslims celebrate Al- Adah fest by attacking Copts
16 November, 2010 06:39:00 PM AKI
A group of Islamic set fire to 10 houses belonging to Christians in a village approximately 500 kilometres south of Cairo,
less than a month after Al-Qaeda said it would target the northern African country's religious minority.
Local security forces said the assailants would have caused far more damage had they not been arrested.
Following an October attack on a Baghdad church that killed at least 58 people, Al-Qaeda said it would target Christians in the Middle East and northern Africa and singled out those in Egypt.
Attacks on Christians have increased despite announcements of support by Muslim leaders.
Coptic Christians make up around 10 percent of Egypt's population of 80 million.
Exposing the true face of Islam, Egyptian Muslims Celebrate Eid- ul-Adha (feast of the sacrifice) by burning and torching at least ten Christian homes and 65 shops in Southern Egypt. All this mayhem and carnage "over a rumour that a young Coptic Christian man and a Muslim girl were in a romantic relationship, said officials Tuesday".
In traditional Islamic style, the reaction is always extreme and disproportioned to the alleged transgression.
"Even falling in love, is subject to, and controlled by islam."
Only after the damage was done did Authorities step in and arrested only several people out of a mob exceeding 4000.
To prevent the murder of "Romeo and Juliet" ... "The security forces have also taken into custody the Christian man and Muslim girl that are at the centre of the controversy for investigation", that locals apparently caught together at night in the village cemetery. To leave the two behind would have resulted in their murder, stating with the honour killing of the girl for the "shame" she has brought on the family name, her life will never be the same again, and will remain the subject of ridicule and harassment if she remains in that village
The world is slowly becoming aware of the struggle and plight of the Copts that has endured for over 1400 years. The increasing violence towards the copts has resulted in an increasing number of frightened Christians moving into all-Christian neighbourhoods and attending schools run by the church. The islamists are effectively winning by forcing the copts into self imposed isolation and segregation from main stream egyptian community. The separation is the only means of protection the copts have to the increasing intolerance and persecution against the copts, the indigenous natives of egypt by Muslim extremist groups.
In January 2010, a group of gunmen in several cars opened fire on Christians exiting a church in the Southern Egyptian town of Nag Hammadi on Christmas Eve . The drive-by shooting incident left six people dead and another nine injured. Among those reportedly killed were a young man and his fiancé and a 14-year-old boy. Local sources say the gunmen wanted to kill Bishop Kirollos of the Nag Hammadi Diocese, who had publicly defended Coptic Christians after a Muslim riot last November.
Previously, a riot took place in November 2009 due to the allegation that a Christian young man had raped a young Muslim girl. Coptic Christians, however, asserted that the story was fabricated in order for Muslims to justify their attack, security forces found no evidence to support the fabrication.
This time around the riot reportedly left 65 shops destroyed and caused over $1 million in damage (6 million egyptian pounds). In the town of Farshoot alone, about 80 percent of Coptic businesses were destroyed.
Coptic Christians are regarded as second class citizens in egypt where general inequalities when it comes to education, economic opportunities, and government positions is the norm.
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 Islamic religious radicalism is gaining ground.
The Apostle Saint Mark founded the Coptic Church in the 1st century when he brought Christianity to Egypt.
Then Muslims brought Islam to Egypt in the 7th century. After several centuries of forced conversion, Egypt now has a Muslim majority. Christians make up 10 percent of Egypt’s population while Muslims make up the remaining portion.
Muslim leaders daily remind us that islam is a religion of Peace. Even Obama on his "defacto Hajj to Indonesia" attests to this great religion. It is clear their islamic brothers in islamic nations totally disagree with them.
Imagine the outcry by the muslims residing in western countries if they were treated in the exact same manner!!!!
The Hypocrisy, double standards and utter confusion as to what islam represents is reprehensible.
In the west we are sold one brand of Islam, at the same time we witness that "ISLAM IN ACTION" in Islamic countries totally contradicts the carefully articulated sales pitch we are sold. I think you would all agree "Actions speak infinitely louder than words"
It is time to hold a royal commission into islam, shariah, koran, and stop the deception and double dutch. Westerns must demand their rights and have a set of established ground rules to control and regulate the impacts of islam on western society. The facts are Islam is totally incompatible with western countries and democracy, and they are opposed to it.
The world must realise, there is not one muslim Land, state, country, that has peace and has not bred terrorists or enjoys true democracy. Wake up world, and have a good look at all islamic nations, Is that what you want for your future generations?, do not repeat the mistake of Egypt.
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