Monday, January 23, 2012

Egypt: Allahu Akbar shouting Salafists attack Christians...again

I know, I know, it's just a tiny minority of extremists upsetting the apple cart, there is nothing to see here. move along.  No one in the Western media is concerned enough to call out the Salafists, or the Muslim Brotherhood and demand answers to this continuing Christian persecution.  The MB and Salafists have 75% of the latest votes, more than enough to be the ones to dictate the next Egyptian constitution.  This attack is to insure there will be no dissenting votes come the next round of elections.

This is an update of a previous story.

And the band plays on...

From ASIANews January 21

Egyptian extremists against Copts, two wounded, houses burned and churches attacked

Cairo (AsiaNews) - Anti-Christian violence continues in Egypt, according to local sources, the episodes are linked to the attempt of fundamentalist Islamic fringe - Salafis - to block the vote of the religious minority in the next election. On 19 January, a mob attacked the Coptic Christian community of the village of Kebly-Rahmaniya, near the town of Nag Hammadi, Qena governorate, Upper Egypt. The assailants, chanting "Allahu Akbar" (God is Great) attacked and burned down houses, huts, shops and businesses (click here to see the video). The raid was also caused two injuries: a 16 year old boy, struck by a bullet and a 40 year old man with facial injuries.

Witnesses quoted by Assyrian International News Agency (AINA) report that Egyptian security forces did not intervene promptly to repel the onslaught and defend the Christians. Even the teams of firefighters delayed their intervention, arriving only 90 minutes after the assault, and when most of the buildings were already in flames. A source adds that a hut belonging to a Coptic Christian was burned to make room for the construction of a mosque. Moreover in the area there are now 300 Muslim places of worship, compared to only one Christian church even though Christians are 50% of the local population.

According to the Copts, the anti-Christian violence is related to the upcoming parliamentary elections: the Salafis, in fact, want to prevent the religious minority from voting which, with its 20 thousand members, can shift the balance of power in the area...

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