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served three thousand Christians. According to the report, « The destruction of the church was a punishment for the cover samsung galaxy s5 unicorno ‘crime’ of building rooms for Sunday cover samsung 8 plus amazon school. When the work began, some extremist Muslims began cover samsung s8 originale rossa to attack custodia cover huawei mate 20 Christians. »
Police further custodia samsung galaxy tab 2 arrested and imprisoned 14 custodia tablet samsung tab a t555 Christians overnight. The nearest church to the Christians of Koum al Farag, most of whom are limited to traveling by foot, is 10 miles away.
« No one should fear for their safety in a house cover samsung note 9 original of worship anywhere in the world. » President Donald J. Trump, « Presidential Message on Global Coptic Day, 2020″, June 1, 2020.
All that former President Barack Obama could bring himself to do [after the 2011 Maspero Massacre, when the Egyptian government slaughtered and ran over dozens of Copts with tanks for protesting the burnings and custodia cover samsung s20 1 closures of their churches] was call « for restraint on all sides » as if Egypt’s beleaguered Christian minority needed to « restrain » itself against the nation’s armed and aggressive military.
On June 1, 2020, President Trump issued a statement titled « Presidential Message on Global Coptic Day, 2020. » (Copts are Egypt’s indigenous Christians, now a minority.) After sending his « best wishes » to the « millions of Coptic Christians in the United States and around the cover samsung galaxy s6 belle world, » he said that recognizing Global Coptic Day provides « an opportunity for the world to mark custodia cover huawei y6 2019 the contributions, legacy, and ongoing challenges facing the largest Christian group in the Middle East. » He continued:
« Today is also a time for us to acknowledge the importance of religious freedom and reaffirm our commitment to promoting and defending this core tenet of a free society. Tragically, far too many custodia iphone 6 portafoglio people the world over face persecution on account of their faith. »
This is certainly true for the Copts. Most recently, on April 14, 2020, an Islamic terror plot to bomb Coptic churches around Easter was thwarted. Previous plots, however which also targeted churches during Christian holidays, when they are most packed custodia per samsung galaxy tab e 9,6, cover con funzione di supporto with people and therefore offer the greatest harvest of slain Christian worshippers came to fruition:
On April 9, 2017, Palm Sunday, two Christian churches were bombed during mass; custodia cover iphone 6 6s plus at least 50 worshippers were killed.
On Sunday December 11, 2016, a cathedral in Cairo was bombed during mass; at least 27 churchgoers, mostly women and children, were killed.
During New Year’s Eve mass, 2011, another church in Alexandria was bombed; at least 23 Christians were killed. According to eyewitnesses, « body parts were strewn all over the street outside » and « were brought inside the church after some Muslims started stepping on them and chanting Jihadi chants, » including « Allahu Akbar! »
After Christmas Eve mass, 2010, six Christians were shot dead while exiting their church.
Especially common in Egypt, are attacks that cause few or no casualties on Coptic churches here, here, here, here, and here although they are seldom reported in the West.
Coptic Christians and their priests have also been randomly assaulted in the streets of Egypt not by professional terrorists but by regular Muslims and several Christians have been murdered in cold blood (here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here).
Two examples just from this year include one that took place on January 14, when a Muslim man crept up behind a Coptic woman who was walking home with groceries, then grabbed a handful of her hair, pulled her head back and slit her throat with a knife. Two days later, on January 16, another Muslim man tried to kill a Christian man with a box cutter; he only managed to sever an ear. When asked about his motive, Muhammad Awad confessed that he did not know the Copt; he simply « hates Christians. » Speaking in 2016, one Coptic bishop said that in Minya, which has a large Coptic samsung galaxy note 10 hoesje minority, Christians are attacked « every two or three days ».
While the examples above were all carried out in violation of Egyptian law, the most common form of persecution cover samsung galaxy grand neo plus grey’s anatomy against Copts the random closure of their churches is regularly carried out in accordance with Egyptian law. According to the report:
« The destruction of the church was a punishment for the ‘crime’ of building rooms for Sunday school. When the work began, some extremist Muslims began to attack Christians. »
Later, and seemingly out of spite, Muslims, who already have four mosques in the village, started to build an illegal and dangerously constructed mosque on unsuitable land directly adjacent to the church. custodia tablet samsung sm-t535 However, the police and ebay cover samsung j3 2016 some radicals began to insult and assault Christians, including women and children. The church leader received so many punches in the face and chest that he passed out. »
Police further arrested and jailed 14 Christians overnight. The nearest church to the Christians of Koum al Farag, most of whom are limited to traveling by foot, is 10 miles away.
The worst aspect of this recent incident is that it is not an anomaly.
As one of many examples, on January 11, more than one thousand Muslims surrounded and demanded the instant and permanent closure of another church. No formal procedures against the attackers of these churches have begun. Instead, in the village of Manshiyet, the police arrested the church’s priests and transported them to the station in a car used for carrying animals and garbage. »
The Coptic Church responded in a statement:
« This is not the first time a place used for worship by Copts in Minya is closed. The common factor among all closures, however, cover samsung galaxy s3 tumblr is that they were done to appease fundamentalists and extremists to the detriment of the Copts. It appears to indicate that extremists now hold the upper hand, and appeasing them is the easy way out of problems. »
Indeed, a few months earlier in just one Egyptian province alone, Luxor eight other churches were closed, all of immagini cover samsung galaxy s3 them « following attacks by Muslim villagers protesting against the church[es] being legally recognized. » Due to such closures and an overall dearth of churches in Egypt (see here and here for more examples), Christians have been forced to hold funeral services for their loved ones in the streets (here, here, here).
Responding to one of many church closures, one Coptic lawyer said:
« We haven’t heard that a mosque was closed down, or that prayer was stopped in it because it was unlicensed. Is that justice Where is the equality Where is the religious freedom Where is the law Where are the state institutions »..