Tuesday, June 3, 2014

More Copts Attacked in Egypt

It doesn't matter who runs Egypt, Christians are always subject to Muslim mobs just as Christians are subject to presecution in every Muslim country.  


Angry Islamists torch Christians' shops in Egypt

Published June 02, 2014

Associated Press

LUXOR, Egypt –  A security official in Egypt says a mob of angry Islamists has burned shops owned by Coptic Christians near the ancient city of Luxor hours before a trial for a Coptic Christian accused of blasphemy.

The official says the attack early Monday saw Islamists throw gasoline bombs at the shops in the village of el-Mahameed near Luxor. The official says authorities are investigating the attack.

The attack came hours before the start of a trial in Luxor for Kerolos Ghattas, a young Coptic Christian charged with contempt to Islam over a series of alleged Internet postings.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to journalists.

Christians make up about 10 percent of Egypt's population.