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-Egypt: Incredible List of Churches and Christian Institutions Attacked This Week

by Dr. D ~ August 16th, 2013

The Coptic Church

                (The Coptic Church: sweet mustache)

Egypt is in the midst of chaotic conditions that cannot even be fathomed by those of us living in our confortable homes in the USA or the West. The Western media is dwelling on the battles between the military regime and the Muslim Brotherhood which has resulted in a horrific cost of at least 600 dead and over 4,000 injured.

While the world and President Obama is chastising the Egyptian military for attacking the ‘innocent’ radical Morsi supporters, hidden from view are the ongoing attacks by Muslim Brotherhood radicals upon Christian churches and institutions in the country. The following is an incredible list of those attacked just this week since Wednesday. From The Blaze:

Churches:

Alexandria

  1. -Father Maximus Church

Arish

  1. -St George Church | Burned | Source

Assiut

  1. -Good Shepherds Monastery |  Nuns attacked
  2. -Angel Michael Church | Surrounded
  3. -St George Coptic Orthodox Church | Photo, Photo, Photo, YouTube
  4. -Al-Eslah Church| Burned | Source
  5. -Adventist Church | Pastor and his wife kidnapped | Photo
  6. -St Therese Church | Photo
  7. -Apostles Church | Burning | Source
  8. -Holy Revival Church | Burning | Source
  9. -Qusiya Diocese | MCN

-Beni Suef

  1. -The Nuns School | Photo
  2. -St George Church | al-Wasta

Cairo

  1. -St Fatima Basilica | Heliopolis | Attempted Attack
  2. -Virgin Mary’s Church | Hakim Village | Burned | Photo

-Fayoum (Five churches)

  1. -St Mary Church | El Nazlah | Gallery
  2. -St Damiana Church | Robbed and burned
  3. -Amir Tawadros (St Theodore) Church | EgyNews (Arabic), Twitter
  4. -Evangelical Church | al-Zorby Village | Looting and destruction
  5. -Church of Joseph | Burned | Source
  6. -Franciscan School | Burned | Source

Gharbiya

  1. -Diocese of St Paul | Burned | Source

Giza

  1. -Father Antonios
  2. -Atfeeh Bishopric

Minya (Around twelve churches)

  1. -Church of the Virgin Mary and Father Abram | Delga, Deir Mawas | Source
  2. -St Mina Church | Abu Hilal Kebly, Beni Hilal | Source, photo
  3. -Baptist Church | Beni Mazar | Source
  4. -Monastery | Deir Mawas  | Ahram (Arabic)
  5. -Delga Church | Attacked (Previously attacked with fire)
  6. -The Jesuit Fathers Church | Abu Hilal district
  7. -St Mark Church | Abu Hilal district
  8. -St Joseph Nunnery | Photo, photo
  9. -Amir Tadros Church | Photo, photo, photo, album, photo, photo
  10. -Evangelical Church | Photo
  11. -Anba Moussa al-Aswad Church | Photo
  12. -Apostles Church | Source

Qena

  1. -St Mary’s Church | Attempted Burning

Sohag

  1. -St George Church |Photo album, photo, photo, video, source, source, video
  2. -St Damiana | Attacked and burned | Source
  3. -Virgin Mary | Attacked and burned | Source
  4. -St Mark Church & Community Center
  5. -Anba Abram Church | Destroyed and burned | Source

Suez

  1. -St Saviours Anglican Church | Source
  2. -Franciscan Church and School | Street 23 | Burned |Photo, photo, source/photos, photos
  3. -Holy Shepherd Monastery and Hospital | Photo
  4. -Good Shepherd Church (molotov cocktail thrown)- Relationship with Holy Shepherd Monastery unknown.
  5. -Greek Orthodox Church | Photo, Photo

 

Christian Institutions:

  • House of Father Angelos (Pastor of Church of the Virgin Mary and Father Abram) | Delga, Minya | Burned | CBN News, Ahram (Arabic)
  • Properties and Markets of Copts | al-Gomhorreya Street, Assiut
  • Seventeen Coptic homes | Delga, Minya | Burned | Source, Source
  • YMCA | Minya| Burned | Photo
  • Coptic Homes | Qulta Street, Assiut | Attacked
  • Offices of the Evangelical Foundation & Oum al-Nour | Minya
  • Coptic-owned shops, pharmacy, and hotels | Karnak and Cleopatra Streets, Luxor | Attacked and Looted
  • Dahabeya Nile Boat | Minya| Church-owned | Source,Photo, Photo
  • Bible Society bookshop | Cairo | Burned | Photo
  • Bible Society | Fayoum | Photo
  • Bible Society | al-Gomohoreya Street, Assiut | Photo, Photo
  • Ezbet el Nekhl | Source, source, source (Arabic)

Response: There is far more going on than is being covered by the biased Western media. The attacks upon Christian churches, institutions, and businesses is not being mentioned at all. From what I understand this is only a partial list of the attacks on Christians since there is little real communication with the more rural villages in Egypt .

It is obvious that the Muslim Brotherhood has decided to make a concerted effort to attack Christian churches and institutions in the midst of all of the chaos. So far it has gone substantially unnoticed and without mention from President Obama and the US State Department officials who seem to be more concerned about protecting the Muslim Brotherhood.

Concerned Christians should rise up as soon as possible and make complaints directly to the White House website and to their Congressional representatives. Our country has already stood by and watched millions of Iraqi Christians flee their land when they were under assault from Muslim radicals at a time when we were in charge of Iraq and had over 100,000 members of our military on the scene. We should not stand by and watch the Coptic Christian community be destroyed and /or exiled from the land that they have lived in for nearly 2,000 years.            *Top

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