Islamic “Protesters” Storm Church in Giza, Assault Parishioners
Giza, Egypt – On Friday, after their Jummah prayer time, hundreds of Islamic “protesters” gathered at a Coptic church in Giza. They stormed the building, chanting “hostile slogans”, destroying the contents, and assaulting parishioners. They called for the church to be demolished. The wounded were transported to a local hospital.
الكنيسه اللى الرعاع الكيوت هاجموها
تاعباكم فى ايه الكنيسه يا ملاعين
بتهيج شياطينكم اتفووووووووووووووووووووو pic.twitter.com/xj6wSeD3JO
— المسيح إلهى وافتخر ( ) December 22, 2017
The Coptic church in the Atfih Diocese, Giza, was not “registered” – which means that they had not received building permits from the local government. In Egypt, officials are often afraid to issue such permits for Christian churches due to fears of Islamic backlash. Which is a situation that causes many churches to build ‘illegally.’ The church has been conducting prayers and services for 15 years. According to reports, the diocese has been attempting to achieve licensing under a 2016 law.
#Egypt’s dmc tv discusses congress report regarding the situation of #Copts. Presenter unhappy with the resolution, because “we do not treat Copts as minority.”
Presenter also downplays today’s event against a Coptic church in #Atfih Giza. #sigh
— Nervana Mahmoud (@Nervana_1) December 22, 2017
Hundreds of Muslims assault a Coptic church in Atfih, call for its demolition. Again, this incident proves the need to end the widespread culture of hatred and extremism. #egypt #giza #atfih https://t.co/O5DTZFd5GH
— Romany M. Sh. (@RomanySh) December 23, 2017
Giza, Egypt: Coptic church stormed after Friday prayers at nearby mosque. No details on injuries but considerable damage. Local gov’t won’t give legal recognition to this church or building permits for new churches for fear of pogroms.https://t.co/By8D6ewJxk@dwnews
— Jake Turk (@71djt) December 24, 2017
Hostile mob wrecked sacred objects attacked worshippers inside church
Demonstrators chanted offensive slogans church demolition church Giza, outside Egypt’s capital Muslim demonstrators storm Egyptian Coptic church https://t.co/jjxE0ViGz6
— Juliette (@Juliet777777) December 25, 2017
— Thomas Halsey (@thalsey51) December 24, 2017
It’s very sad to read this news just before #Christmas : an angry Mob attacking a #coptic church in #itfih Giza.
The #Copts have the right to live & celebrate their faith freely without any constraint, & the Government has the obligation to secure this. #Solidarity 🙏 https://t.co/TV1wyRsluF
— Fadi Daou (@fdaoulb) December 23, 2017
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