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Copts call for action over church closures in southern Egypt

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Coptic Christians in the south of Egypt renewed calls on local authorities for an end to discrimination, after a number of churches have been closed down in recent weeks.Two churches in two separate villages in the southern province of Minya have been shut down by the authorities, a statement by the Minya diocese said.It said worshippers were harassed at both churches and pelted with rocks at one of them.“We have kept quiet for two weeks after the closure of one of the churches, but due to ...

Libya arrests ISIS militant involved in 2015 beheadings

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Libyan authorities have arrested a suspected ISIS militant they believe was involved in the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya in 2015. Chief Prosecutor Al-Sadiq al-Sour told reporters on Thursday that the beheadings took place behind a seaside hotel in the coastal city of Sirte. He says authorities have also identified the site where the bodies were buried. The killings, documented in a grisly video released online by the extremists, shocked Egypt and led it to launch punitive ...

Burj Khalifa tower lights up for Egypt

Sunday, 28 May 2017

The Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai lights up with the colors of Egypt in solidarity with the victims of the attack on a bus carrying Coptic Christians in Minya province. The attack that occurred on Friday, later claimed by ISIS, took the lives Twenty–nine Coptic Christians and wounded 24.

Egypt says Christian massacre attackers trained in Libya

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Egypt said Saturday attackers who massacred Christians near a monastery had trained in militant camps in Libya which it targeted with air strikes, after the Islamic State group claimed responsibility.The air force loyal to Egypt-backed Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar said it had joined the Egyptian air strikes on Friday following the attack on Copts that killed 29 people.But the only confirmed strikes appear to have hit a pro-Al-Qaeda group in the Libyan city of Derna that has fought against ...

ISIS claims deadly shooting of Christians, as Cairo strikes militants

Saturday, 27 May 2017

ISIS said in a statement on Saturday that it had carried out the killing of Egyptian Christians on Friday. “A security unit from the soldiers of the caliphate set up a checkpoint to ambush tens of Christians headed for the Saint Samuel monastery west of the city of Minya,” the statement said. Eyewitnesses had deacribed that masked men had boarded vehicles carrying Coptic Christians and opened fire at them. Twenty–nine Coptic Christians were killed and 24 wounded in the ...

Brother of alleged Egypt church attacker denies his death, says he's in Syria

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

The brother of Abu al-Baraa al-Masri, the alleged suicide bomber who targeted the church in Alexandria, claimed his sibling is alive and in Syria. Speaking to a popular Egyptian talk show on Monday night, Mohamed Ragab, defended his brother, saying he was not behind the church attack on Sunday. He said he had traveled to Syria in 2013, and had not return to Egypt since then. Egyptian authorities on Monday announced the names of two suicide bombers in which it said were behind the blasts that ...

Who benefits from murdering Egypt’s Copts?

Monday, 10 April 2017

ISIS Qutbist - ie in reference to Sayyid Qutb - criminals targeted churches in Alexandria and Tanta on Palm Sunday. The blasts were carried out by suicide bombers, using explosive devices, killing at least 40 people and wounding dozens more. Among those killed were a police brigadier-general who clashed with the suicide bomber in Alexandria and an Egyptian policewoman. The latter is thus the first Egyptian female “hero” to fall victim in this war against terrorism. The attacks&rsquo ...

Mashari Althaydi

Coptic Christians rage at Tanta security chief over shortfalls

Monday, 10 April 2017

Coptic Christians in Tanta attacked the city’s security chief amid claims he failed to provide adequate protection after a deadly bombing attack that saw 27 people killed at Mar Girgis church earlier on Sunday.In the wake of the attacks, the Tanta area security chief Hossam El-Din Khalifa was relieved of duty, according to state-owned Al Ahram news.The attack on Khalifa, which was caught on video, reportedly took place at ‎St. George's Cathedral.The explosion killed at least 27 people, ...

Muslim Egyptians donate blood to deadly church blast victims

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Egyptian men and women rushed to mosques in Tanta to donate blood for people injured in Sunday’s deadly blast, which struck the Coptic Christian Church earlier in the day. Mohammed Ahmad Hassan, a Tanta resident, said loudspeakers were used to call on people in the city to head to mosques and donate blood to help those injured by the attack. The call came bloods stocks at the hospitals were beginning to run out. And he added said that it seemed a large proportion of those responding were ...

WATCH: Moment of blast in Egyptian church caught on live TV

Sunday, 9 April 2017

A live state TV broadcast captured the moment of a blast that hit a church in the Egyptian city of Tanta on Sunday. The broadcast shows members of Egypt's Coptic Christian community marking Palm Sunday inside the church, before abruptly ending at the moment of the explosion. At least 25 people have been killed and dozens injured. There was no immediate claim of responsibility and the cause of the blast was not yet known. Full story: Deadly blast hits church in Egyptian city of Tanta

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