The mob threw firebombs at the church, chanting, “With our blood and our souls we will defend you, Islam.”
Twelve people were killed Saturday when Muslims attacked a church in Cairo, in the second incident of its kind since March. The attack set off violent clashes that ended in hundreds of injuries and almost 200 arrests. The incident began when a Muslim mob attacked the St. Menas church after hearing rumors that a Christian woman married to a Muslim man had been kidnapped and was being held in the church. There does not appear to have been truth to the rumors.
The mob threw firebombs at the church, chanting, “With our blood and our souls we will defend you, Islam.” The crowds attacked nearby homes and shops with firebombs as well. Many in the mob carried knives and machetes, and witnesses said they heard gunfire, which apparently came from rooftops.
Clashes broke out as Christians attempted to defend the church. In total, at least six Muslims and three Christians were killed, and more than 230 people were injured, 11 of them critically. (Israel National News)
- Continue praying for Truth in the inmost parts in the Obama Administration who continue to quietly support the White House Agenda regarding the Muslim Brotherhood — an agenda that shouts ‘crucify’ those who believe in our Messiah. Pray the Lord will place angelic protection around the Coptic Christians in Egypt.
- “By abolishing in His flesh the enmity (caused by) the Law with its decrees and ordinances that He from the two might create in Himself one new man, so making peace.” (Eph 2:15-16 AMP)