Explosion rocks Egyptian church, killing at least 21 and injuring dozens

The blast unfolded as Coptic Christians were commemorating Palm Sunday at St. George’s Church in the Nile Delta city of Tanta, about 80 miles north of the capital, Cairo.

Mar Girgis Coptic Church Tanta Egypt – At least 21 killed and 69 injured in explosion at Coptic church in Egypt’s Tanta, says ministry

Video at link.

Update: Two killed in suicide bombing outside Alexandria church

A suicide bomber killed at least two people and injured 21 in front of a church in Alexandria, Egypt on Sunday, state television said.

FoxNews reports 6 confirmed dead.

Belfast Telegraph: 37 killed in bomb attacks on Egyptian churches

Egypt’s Health Ministry said an explosion at a church in the coastal city of Alexandria killed 11 people and wounded at least 35 others.

It was the second attack targeting Egypt’s Coptic Christians after a bomb in a church in the Nile Delta town of Tanta killed 26 people and wounded more than 70.

FoxNews: ISIS claims responsibility for twin bombings at two packed Coptic churches in Egypt on Palm Sunday that killed at least 37 and left over 100 injured.

  • BillyHW

    The CBC is going to have a special tonight interviewing muslims worried about a backlash.

    • I hope so, we need more backlash fables.

      • ontario john

        The Sunday Toronto Star has a huge front page story on the old Heritage Front group, that was co founded by CSIS to show that Canadians are racist bastards. The Star uses the story to proclaim that white hate groups are running rampant across Canada again.

        • Dave

          I suppose we’ll be hearing from hedy fry and her “crosses are burning” speech again.
          The BS parade never ends.

    • A Hamilton Guy

      Why? I don’t watch that. shit station

      • BillyHW

        But you’re still paying for it.

  • ontario john

    And how does the western churches react to islamic persecution of Christians around the world? Well, the Toronto Star published a letter yesterday from the United Church that urged its members and the public to fight islamophobia and embrace your muslim neighbours. And muslims in Norway are getting in on the fun with their Swedish neighbours. A man was arrested in Oslo for carrying a home made bomb.

    • The united church no longer exists.

      • Etobicoke_Gladiator

        It’s essentially an anti-Christian, anti-Jewish, anti-Israel, anti-American, anti-“imperialist” institution comprised of nutjobs. What a motley crew of morons.

        • Ontario John

          To be fair, they are heavily involved in gay rights and global warming scams.

          • Etobicoke_Gladiator

            Ah, how foolish of me to forget those two stellar aspects of the United “church”. Thanks for the comment. 🙂

      • Exile1981

        Our local Anglican church has 4 members ever since the 4 local NDP supporters started coming and taking it over.

  • Hard Little Machine

    CNN’s Ben Wedeman seemed visibly upset….at being unable to blame it on the Jews

    • David Murrell


  • Carlo

    Sad news .

  • Ontario John

    And news just in that another Coptic church has been attacked. The death toll is really going up in this years “How many Christians can Islam kill this Easter” contest. Perhaps the United Church can remind us again to fight islamophobia and embrace islam.

  • The thing to note about the Copts is that they were the original inhabitants of Egypt when it was conquered by the Arabian/Muslim hordes in the 7th Cent. They were the majority, they became a minority. They were the masters (under Byzantine rule, but racially a mix of Roman-Greek-Egyptian bloods), they became dhimmis. Now, their numbers are being deliberately diminished, slowly but surely.

    This is the fate all peoples must expect from the Muslim hordes they have welcomed in the modern hijrah. Europeans, Canadians, Australians, Americans, will all – if they do not react early enough to prevent this disaster – they will all end up as second-class citizens at best, slaves, sex-slaves, dhimmis, if they are not killed. And even those who choose conversion, they will be treated as second-class Muslims (as the experience of Islam in Spain shows).

    So, beware, and do something.

    • David Murrell

      Avi, a great post. I learned something from it, as we all should.

  • Gary

    Islam is a religion of peace.
    Just keep saying that over and over every day after every Jihad slaughter by a devout followers if islam that all have the same quran.