At least five Coptic Christians have been killed in a drive-by shooting outside a church in southern Egypt, officials say.
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The shooting came as worshippers left the church in Naj Hammadi after a midnight mass on Coptic Christmas Eve.
Unidentified gunmen sprayed gunfire indiscriminately into the crowd, officials said.
Two Muslims passing the church were among 10 people reportedly injured in the attack.
Naj Hammadi is 40 miles (64km) from Luxor, southern Egypt’s biggest city.
Coptic Christians account for about 10% of the Egypt’s population of 80 million.
They have complained of harassment and discrimination, though sectarian violence is unusual.
Google “attacks on Copts” and you’ll find thousands of “unusual sectarian violence”
Here’s the report from the Associated (with terrorists) Press:
Spencer: A deliberately timed massacre, though the ongoing persecution of Christians in Egypt by Muslims is only vaguely alluded to at the end of the article. “Gunmen kill 6 at Egypt church after Christmas Mass,” by Sarah El-Deeb for theÂ Associated Press, January 6: Â JW
“Qena is one of Egypt’s poorest and most conservative areas.”
Conservative, how? That, and its bearing on security for Christians in Egypt is left unsaid.
More on the oppression of the Copts:
- Egypt’s Coptic Christians battle for ID cards
- Clashes erupt over Egypt pig cull
- Christians killed in Egypt feud
- Egyptian Christian’s recognition struggle
- Egyptian killed in sectarian row
- Copts shot dead in Cairo attack
So the same article from Al BeBeeCeera includes 6 recent links to attacks and murders of Copts, the original inhabitants of Egypt. But the Beep insists on painting a pussy on your cheek: “sectarian violence is unusual.”
Genocide on Copts/Jihad Watch
The local imam incited the Islamic supremacists to attack the Christians. So yet another imam is exposed as a Misunderstander of the Religion of Peaceâ„¢. Why didn’t his Qur’anic study tell him to respect the People of the Book, and not to wage jihad against or expect them to assume dhimmi status? Aren’t Islamic apologists in the West forever telling us that the only people who believe that Muslims hold to jihad against Jews and Christians, and in dhimmitude, are greasy Islamophobes? How is it then that so many Muslims, including even imams, turn out to be greasy Islamophobes?
“Egyptian police arrest 13 Copts, victims of attack by Islamic extremists,” fromÂ Asia News, March 18
“No compulsion in religion…”