Saturday, September 14, 2013

Minya, Islamists seize a Protestant church and turn it into a mosque

The persecution of Christians by Muslims continues unabated after 1,400 years.  While the Muslim Brotherhood is suffering some setbacks from the Army, it still maintains control over much of Egypt.  And while the Army is basically in control of the country, is making no efforts to protect Christians and other minorities from the Brotherhood.

And yet the Obama administration continues to give the Egyptian Army billions of dollars in aid and military equipment.

Converting Christian churches into mosques is as old as Islam and is essentially the same thing a dog does by pissing on things to mark it's territory.


FROM ASIANEWS.IT:

09/13/2013 10:35

EGYPT

Minya, Islamists seize a Protestant church and turn it into a mosque

The Christian community of Monshaat Baddini in the province of Samalout report that, Islamists have occupied the place of worship since August 14. The police never intervened to stop them. For almost a month, no Christian can enter. On the wall of the church an inscription reads "mosque of martyrs ."

Minya (AsiaNews / Agencies) - The Muslim Brotherhood have turned an evangelical Protestant church in Monshaat Baddini in the province of Samalout ( Minya, Upper Egypt) into a mosque. According to local sources, the Islamists have removed all sacred furnishings , paintings, icons and recited the special prayer to consecrate the building to Allah. On the wall of the church an inscription reads : "mosque of martyrs and there is no other God but Allah."

Menassa Nesseim , the Pastor of the local Protestant community , tells Mcn-direct (an Egyptian Christian Press Agency) that " since August 14 , the day of the Islamist assault against Christians , no one has been able to enter the building ." He denounces the inaction of the authorities who have accepted the fact with indifference: "Neither the police nor the armed forces have raided the church, to eject the squatters and return the building to the Protestant community". Nesseim reports that the militants have placed their men to guard the complex. Christians are afraid to approach their church.

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