If the Islamic State gets the chance to make this image a reality, perhaps Pope Francis will be able to remind his killers, just before the blade slices into his neck, that “authentic Islam and the proper reading of the Koran are opposed to every form of violence.”
CHRISTIANS were forced to lock the doors of their church for their own safety as a furious mob launched an attack on the building as tensions continue to soar in Egypt.
More than 1,000 people gathered outside a recently-renovated Coptic church in Mina, Egypt, to intimidate and threaten those inside.
Police were called on October 26 and the doors of the Saint George Church, as well as the on-site children’s nursery, was bolted shut for defence.
Despite the aggression of the crowd, it was the Copts who were held responsible for the incident.
Then they wrote “Allahu akbar” in the guestbook and left. But don’t be concerned: the local imams says, “I went to see the young man after to explain to him that this is not how we do it.”
In a rare candid moment, German media reported at least 200 cases of damaged churches in the region of Bavaria alone every year.
In addition, attacks on summit crosses are also increasing in the region’s mountains. Crosses on several mountain tops have been toppled and destroyed with axes or saws.
Here is yet more of the poison fruit of Merkel’s suicidal immigration policies. Muslim migrants are persecuting Christian refugees in asylum homes and now in the streets. What are these Muslim migrants going to do when they encounter German Christians? The same thing: physically abuse them, harass them, and ultimately offer them the choice of conversion to Islam or payment of the jizya. Merkel has set Germany on the path of submission to Islam. She likely has no idea of the magnitude of the bloodshed and suffering that her policies have ensured will come upon the young people of Germany. Or maybe she just doesn’t care.
Tesco Christmas advert attacked for featuring Muslim family
Inciting sectarian strife against Egypt’s Coptic Christians is not a novelty. Islamist propaganda targeting the Coptic Church, businesses and doctrine thrived for decades and often led to violence and prosecution. Earlier this month, a young Islamist killed a Coptic priest in the streets of Cairo.
A new incitement campaign was launched against Copts last year, but what is surprising is that it originates from a cozy home in a peaceful New Jersey suburb.
The coordinated attacks took place in the Egyptian region of Minya, south of Cairo, where church leaders are now pleading for support.
After keeping quiet for two weeks to help officials carry out investigations, Coptic Orthodox leaders have now spoken out and accused Egypt of treating Christian prayers “as a crime”.
They said they were forced to close four churches after furious locals launched vicious attacks on worshippers, emboldened by a lack of police support.
Terrified church leaders were forced to close one church for the safety of their congregations – something which then encouraged mobs to attack three others.
And authorities are doing nothing to bring those responsible to justice, the Coptic Orthodox leader in Minya said.
Muslim Persecution of Christians, June 2017
Jesuit Father Henri Boulad, an Islamic scholar of the Egyptian Greek Melkite rite, pulled no punches in an interview concerning the motives of Islamic terror and Western responses to it. “Islam is an open-ended declaration of war against non-Muslims” and those who carry out acts of violence and intolerance are only doing what their creed requires, said the priest.
Soon after the 9/11 attacks, my employers were looking for the next place where Islamic militants were hiding out and I proposed a trip to Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim country – where there was a potential massacre awaiting Christians in one of its eastern provinces. The plane tickets were all bought and plans were for me and a photographer to fly to Palu, a city in central Sulawesi, an island shaped like something between a swastika and a pinwheel.
At the last minute, a top editor cancelled the trip because he was afraid that if we were kidnapped, the newspaper didn’t have the means to rescue us. Being that journalists were getting killed in Afghanistan, it was a very real fear. But I was terribly disappointed not to go.
A Christian church in Indonesia has been forced to cancel its Reformation celebration after a Muslim group complained that they could be planning to evangelize to Muslims and threatened to disrupt the event if it pushed through.
Indonesia is described as a moderate Islamic state. Meaning they will allow a Christian church to be built before burning it down.
When posters abusing and calling for the social boycott of Ahmadi Muslims were plastered in a Pakistani village, four Ahmadis decided to remove them from their Mosque. In retrospect, it was a bad decision. Just five days ago, a Pakistani court handed three of them the death sentence for “blasphemy” (for tearing down “religious posters”). The fourth one? just a few days after his arrest, he was gunned down while in police custody.
Muslim Persecution of Christians, May 2017
One month after Islamic militants bombed two Egyptian churches during Palm Sunday and killed nearly 50 people in April 2017, several SUVs, on May 26, stopped two buses transporting dozens of Christians to the ancient Coptic Monastery of St. Samuel the Confessor in the desert south of Cairo. According to initial reports, approximately ten Islamic militants, heavily armed and dressed in military fatigues, “demanded that the passengers recite the Muslim profession of faith” — which is tantamount to converting to Islam. When they refused, the jihadis opened fire on them, killing 29 Christians, at least ten of whom were young children. Two girls were aged 2 and 4. Also killed was Mohsen Morkous, an American citizen described as “a simple man” whom “everyone loved,” his two sons, and his two grandsons.
Coptic priest stabbed to death by Islamist terrorist
The brutal Jihadist murder of Coptic priest Monsignor Samaan on a busy Cairo street has so far elicited no response from Egypt’s government.
In an act of jihad by a Cairo Muslim named Ahmed Saayed Al Sunbaty, wielding a sword in the streets of Al Marg in Egypt’s capital city in broad daylight, two Orthodox priests, Father Beeman Muftah and Monsignor Samaan, became the targets of a brutal terrorist murderer. On Thursday, October 12, the two priests were visiting Cairo to raise funds for the poor villagers of Bani Sweef (Al Minya). They departed from a store (a construction steel seller) and returned to their car when the Monsignor realized he forgot his cell phone in the store. Father Beeman asked their driver, Gerges Kamel, to accompany the Monsignor on his return to the store in order to retrieve it.
Mr. Kamel gave the following firsthand account: “There was water in the street dividing us. I followed him separated by water, and suddenly I saw a man carrying a sword begin to follow Monsignor Samaan who began running toward the store. At the store entrance, the attacker reached the Monsignor and stabbed him in his side. Monsignor fell to the ground. At that point, the killer stabbed him again in the neck, slaughtering him. The murderer then hit him in the skull and then carved a cross with the same tool into Monsignor Samaan’s forehead.”