by Dr. D ~ August 14th, 2013
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Coptic Christians are being attacked and persecuted all over Egypt since the fall of President Morsi. The Muslim Brotherhood is blaming Christians for the regime change. There are literally dozens of stories every week about Christians being killed or injured and churches being damaged or burned in the country by Islamic radicals mostly led by members of the Muslim Brotherhood.
The following is among the worst since radicals opened fire on worshippers leaving Sunday School this week and a 10 year old girl was shot and killed in the process. From the Christian Post:
An horrific attack has taken place against Egypt’s Christian Coptic community, after several unidentified individuals indiscriminately opened fire in front of the Evangelical church in Ain Shams, a suburb of Cairo, killing Jessi Paulis Issa, 10, and injuring dozens of Copts.
According to reports, Issa was the niece of the church’s pastor. After the killing, Issa’s young body was transferred to the Cairo forensics team as the Copt community were left to mourn the latest horrendous attack against them.
"Bearded men belonging to Morsi’s supporters opened fire on the citizens as they were exiting from the church," one witness described. "They fled the scene in a pick-up truck."
Response: Please continue to pray for Christians in Egypt. The conditions are chaotic with no end in sight. Meanwhile according to some Missionary sources there is an actual revival going on among the Christians in Egypt which is affecting the youth particularly. So God is blessing his people nonetheless even in the midst of intolerable conditions. *Top