Friday, September 28, 2012

Copts Flee Homes after Muslim Threats

But don't ever forget that "Islamophobia" is the real problem.

(Reuters) - Most Christians living near Egypt's border with Israel are fleeing their homes after Islamist militants made death threats and gunmen attacked a Coptic-owned shop, a priest said on Friday.

The departure of nine families that made up the small Christian community in the border area of Egypt's Sinai peninsula will fuel worries about religious tolerance and the rise of militancy after the overthrow of president Hosni Mubarak last year.

"Coptic Christian families decided to leave ... out of fear for their lives after the threats and the armed attack," said Mikhail Antwan, priest at the Coptic Margirgis church in the North Sinai town of al-Arish.

Death threats had been printed on flyers circulating in the desert area, he added.

Two armed men riding a motorcycle opened fire on a Coptic-owned shop in Rafah on Wednesday but no one was injured.

Two families from the small community had already left while the rest were still packing up their possessions in Rafah and Shaikh Zuwaid after living 20 years in the area, he added.

All were planning to move to al-Arish, the administrative center of North Sinai, where security was better, the priest said.

Islamists with possible links to al Qaeda have gained a foothold in the area, analysts say. (Continue Reading.)


Tom said...

Christianity was the best thing that ever happened to Egypt. And now, as the Christians withdraw, the positive and stabilizing influence of the Holy Spirit of the Only Living God becomes less and less.

Many Muslims are only too glad to see the Christians leaving. But it may become true that the only prayers that offered up on behalf of Egypt may be the empty prayers of Islam.

And no one is listening.

KAFIR and heartbroken.

reconnaissance said...

Interesting how the media ignores all this. Why have these people allowed Satan to fill their hearts with this wickedness?

salma mohamad said...
Obama call to prayer from mecca

Koala Bear said...

Where have the muslims who usually comment on this board gone? Cowards.