Homes of Copts in the Minya region were attacked by hundreds of furious locals leaving two Christians with knife wounds in the head and face, World Watch Monitor reports.
Four homes were ransacked, looted and partially set on fire by a Muslim mob during the three-hour-long attack, which was reportedly in protest of one of the properties being used as a home church.
A suicide attack against a Coptic Christian church north of Cairo failed today when the bomber blew himself up when security guards approached him.
The man had been walking among churchgoers, while wearing an explosives belt, and tried to enter the building in the Mostorod district in Qaliubiya province.
But heightened security around the church prevented him from reaching his intended target, state media and security sources said.
An Egyptian court said on Saturday it would transfer the cases of 75 people accused of security-related offences, including senior Muslim Brotherhood figures, to Egypt’s top religious authority to decide whether they should be sentenced to death.
They are among more than 700 people accused of illegal protest and murder over a 2013 sit-in which ended in the deaths of hundreds of Brotherhood supporters and dozens of police when security forces broke it up violently.
The accused face a range of sentences including execution and life in prison.
CAIRO (AP) – Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Church says a bishop has been found dead inside a monastery in the desert northwest of Cairo.
Bishop Epiphanius is head of Anba Makar Monastery near Wadi el-Natroun in coastal Beheira province. The church did not elaborate on the circumstances surrounding his death on Sunday.
…Sexual harassment can be described as an epidemic that spreads throughout Egypt. According to a 2013 study by the United Nations, more than 98 percent of all Egyptian women have been subjected to harassment.
But the study did not show how harassment differs from a woman wearing hijab to another who reveals her hair. Most Muslim women in Egypt wear hijab and therefore, the others who do not wear it are most likely Coptic. This means that the Egyptian man thinks he has the right to harass her, simply because he sees her as a whore and a disbeliever.
An attack by a Muslim mob on Copts in a village in the Egyptian governorate of Minya on Monday has left the Coptic community holed up in their houses, while security forces patrol the streets.
A local source told World Watch Monitor the situation is still very tense in the village of Menbal, 225 kilometres south of Cairo, which was also home to Gaber Mounir Adly, one of the 21 men beheaded by Islamic State in Libya in 2015.
Monday’s attack took place after Muslim villagers in Menbal, which has a population of 45,000, 30 per cent of whom are Copts, accused a Coptic Christian of publishing a post on his Facebook page that insulted Islam, said the source, who did not wish to be named. In his post, published last Thursday (5th July), the 35-year-old Abdo Adel had compared Islam’s prophet, Muhammad, with Jesus.
Egypt is one of the more “sophisticated” Muslim states.
We have seen and recoiled from the horrific footage of Coptic Christians beheadedby ISIS in 2015 in Libya and the repeated bombings over the past two decades of Coptic churches in Egypt. We read about the Maspero massacre in 2011, when Egyptian military tanks, deployed to protect peaceful Christian demonstrators, instead rolled over them, crushing many to death. And we continue to receive reports of Coptic girls abducted, compelled to convert to Islam and forced into marriages with Muslims.
Each time there is news of another act of hate-filled violence against the Copts, or other religious minorities, we shudder.
Coptic houses were attacked in a village in Upper Egypt last week, after Copts objected to a group of young Muslim men swimming naked in a canal in front of their homes, as Coptic women sat outside.
The incident took place on 4 June in the village of Tarshoub, in Beni Suef governorate.
“A Muslim mob gathered around the homes of Christians across the canal and began pelting them with bricks and stones, while shouting ‘Allahu akbar’ [Allah is the greatest] and chanting slogans against Copts,” local Coptic resident Nashaat Ezzat told World Watch Monitor. “They broke the windows and doors of some houses, looted and destroyed some properties.”
“They are two young individuals of Egyptian origin who were preparing an attack,” Collomb told BFM TV. “They possessed instructions on how to build ricin-based poisons.”
Sexual harassment is part of everyday life in Egypt and gang rapes continue to shock the country. Where does this excessive violence come from?
When was she first sexually harassed? Nour energetically sips her mint lemonade through a straw. “When I was eight,” she says, as she eyes a passing group of young men who are talking boisterously and blatantly staring at her.
It’s a hot and humid evening in downtown Cairo. The air is filled with the usual sound of hundreds of blaring car horns, and Nour has to speak loudly to make herself heard above the din. Unlike many Egyptian women who suffer in silence, though, she is determined to speak — and be heard.
She recalls going to the Shubra area east of the Nile to buy drawing paper for school, when she ran into a roughly 60-year-old man struggling with two heavy shopping bags. “Give me a hand!” he said to her, and Nour dutifully carried the bags to his house. On the way there, the man placed a hand on her shoulder. Then she says his hands wandered across her entire body. “I simply froze,” Nour says. “He wanted to take me to his apartment. That’s when I started crying.”
Egyptian-Italian girl beaten to death in Nottingham. Why aren’t we hearing more about what would normally be automatically labelled a likely racist, Islamophobic hate crime?
As John Derbyshire alerted us to on Friday in White (Egyptian) Girl Beaten To Death By Ten Black Girls In Britain–MSM Suppresses the March 14 death of 18-year old Mariam Moustafa from injuries inflicted on February 20 by a group of Black “British” women has been receiving the full scale repression treatment by the British Deep State. Egypt Today reported the day after her death Amid lack of information, western media reach to Egypt’s websites:
‘Until Thursday, March 15 in the morning, only three British newspapers including the local paper of Nottingham highlighted the incident despite it took place on February 20.’
Footage of attack at link.
AK-47 Statue, a gift from NOKO to Egypt.
CAIRO — On an island in the Suez Canal, a towering AK-47 rifle, its muzzle and bayonet pointed skyward, symbolizes one of Egypt’s most enduring alliances. Decades ago, North Korea presented it to Egypt to commemorate the 1973 war against Israel, when North Korean pilots fought and died on the Egyptian side.
But now the statue has come to signify another aspect of Egypt’s ties to North Korea: a furtive trade in illegal weapons that has upset President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s otherwise cozy relationship with the United States, set off a painful cut in military aid and drawn unremitting scrutiny from United Nations inspectors.
An Egyptian court has sentenced pop star Laila Amer to two years in jail for starring in a racy music video.
She was handed the sentence during a session at Giza misdemeanor court on Tuesday.
The offending song’s title, Bos Omak (Look At Your Mother), is a pun on the Arabic term ‘kos omak’ – a profanity that literally translates to ‘your mother’s v*****’.
Egypt has banned broadcasts of a homegrown version of the US satirical television show Saturday Night Live for using “sexual expressions that are inappropriate for viewers”.
Egypt’s supreme council for media regulation issued the decision late on Sunday, a day after the latest season ended.
Scene of last year’s Mosque attack in the Sinai which left over 300 dead.
Israel has joined forces with Egypt’s military to smash ISIS militants in Nothern Sinai.
Unmarked Israeli drones, helicopters and jets have carried out a covert air campaign to rid Egypt of Islamic terrorists, for more than two years.
Around 100 airstrikes have been executed in the country, with often more than one a week.
Jihadists in Northern Sinai have slaughtered hundreds of people, including children, police officers and soldiers.
In 2015, ISIS terrorists shot down a Russian passenger jet over the region killing all 224 people on board.