Tag: Egypt

Christian tortured by Islamists in Egypt mosque

By Aidan Clay — Originally published in Persecution.org A mosque in suburban Cairo was used by Islamic hardliners to terrorize a Christian and anti-Islamist protestors in suburban Cairo in March, activists said. Christians and liberals are growing increasingly concerned with the Muslim Brotherhood’s failure to protect religious minorities. Amir Ayad […]

Muslims demolish church building in Egypt

Originally published in Aina Hundreds of Muslims came out of mosques today with hammers and destroyed a social services building belonging to the Coptic Church while chanting Islamic slogans. Security forces arrived after the building was completely razed. The 100 square meters social services building in the village of Fanous, […]

Coptic Christians sentenced to death for “Innocence of Muslims” film

Originally published in Christian Post Cairo officials ruled Wednesday that seven Egyptian Christians in the US and Canada be sentenced, in absentia, to death for their participation in the controversial “Innocence of Muslims” film, which was published to YouTube in September and resulted in riots and protests among Muslims in […]

Egypt’s Islamist president reneges on promise of inclusive government

Originally published in barnabasaid Church leaders in Egypt have criticised Islamist President Mohammed Morsi’s new government, saying that is fails to fairly represent the country’s sizeable Christian minority. Following his election in June, Morsi had promised an inclusive administration, saying that his ministers would represent a cross-section of society. He […]

What will Islamic Brotherhood election victory in Egypt mean for Israel, Christianity in region?

[notice]The election of Mohammed Morsi to the Egyptian presidency may usher in a new era for the Middle East, says INcontext Ministries in its latest World In Motion newsletter.[/notice] Early last week Israeli warplanes carried out three raids on the Gaza Strip following rocket attacks on Israel by Palestinian militants. […]