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Egyptian army turns its guns on Christian monks

Egyptian Christians are facing intensified persecution — with open attacks by Muslim hardliners.

“Due to a lack of police protection during all of the commotion surrounding the demonstrations in January and February,” reports Michael Terheyden, reporting for Catholic Online, “some Coptic monasteries were forced to protect themselves from gangs and thieves. They did this not with guns or violence, but with fences they built on their property.”

Hoping for protection from the Egyptian army, Christians have instead seen such defensive walls and fences bulldozed by the army — enforcing a law that prohibits any construction at a church without a presidential edict.

“Arab raiders, jihadists and prison escapees have attacked several monasteries in Egypt,” reports International Christian Concern. “On February 21st, soldiers arrived at the monastery of Saint Bishoy in tanks and bulldozers and opened fire on monks and workers.  The demolition can be viewed in this video. You can hear the monks singing, ‘Lord, have mercy’ while the demolition took place.”


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About 10 days after Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stepped down, reports Terheyden, the Egyptian Army attacked three monasteries — citing Egyptian law which makes it illegal for Christians to build anything with presidential permission.

“The attacks left many monks injured and the fences destroyed,” reported Terheyden. “Two of these monasteries, Makarios Monastery of Alexandria and Saint Bishoy Monastery in Wadi el-Natroun, are located in the general vicinity of Cairo. The third monastery, St. Boula, is located in the Red Sea area.”

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posted November 1, 2011 at 5:10 pm

Where are all those American liberals who were cheering the Egyptian social revolution undertaken for the establishment of a better Egypt? Not a public lament from any of them. I suppose that they’re actually quite satisfied that the jihadic spirit has uncovered another avenue thru which to establish the expression of itself more freely. Freedom after all was the goal, was it not? Gaudio Adhuc Lugens.

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Joyce Nelson

posted October 31, 2011 at 2:12 pm

I pray that the hand of God move upon HIS enemies against his people and bring peace. According to Psalms 23!!!

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posted April 18, 2011 at 1:42 pm

Help Egypt

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Charles Manyara

posted April 18, 2011 at 3:20 am

It is indeed unfortunate to see a military destroying a residential place of defenceless people of God. I think if the law of Eqypt does not allow such fencing then the monks themselves would have been allowed to bring down the fence they had raised.

The military/police are supposed to protect the unprotected but injuring people who are trying to protect themselves from tugs and fundmentalists is aviolation of human rights.

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posted April 18, 2011 at 12:08 am

I can’t believe they did that! WHY???????????
Thats has to stop! Oh GOD! Please help the people of this world to
be like you are. Peace Please! The END OF TIME IS NEAR….

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posted April 17, 2011 at 1:35 pm

Somebody, help me, please…How,in the name of God…or whatever name you wish to call Him…could ANY one human being do this to another?

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