From “let us protect your churches” Â to “we know where you live” was just a tiny little step. But not to worry: we all know its just a tiny minority of excremists; what could go wrong?
And the threats on Muslim websites keep coming. These guys must be a bunch of Islamophobes, to be associating Islam with violence like that. Or, they’re a very busy gaggle ofÂ Zionist conspirators. It couldn’t possibly be anything else, could it?
Cairo, 5 Jan. (AKI) – Numerous threats to Egypt’s Copts have been posted on fundamentalist Muslim websites ahead of the Coptic Christian Church’s Christmas and in the wake of the New Year’s Eve attack in Alexandria, which killed 23 people.
- Threats of terror attacks on at least four Australian churches prompted police to protect thousands of Coptic Christians during their Christmas Eve services.
- Letter from a Coptic Christian to President Obama: A few days after the letter was written, there was aÂ massacre ofÂ Copts in Egypt.
- France: Muslims to join Copts in Christmas mass: Â Â Mohammed MoussaouiÂ told Europe1:Â These Christian minorities should be able to practice their religious safely”. According to him, “It’s the Muslims who are the prime victims of this violence which is committed in their name.”
A recent message posted on the al-Shumukh website and others considered close to Al-Qaeda addressed themselves directly to Coptic pope ShenudaÂ IIIÂ who was warned of “imminent new strikes” against Egyptian Copts.
One message on a forum promised that “we will strike you all in a new attack. We have warned you as Allah is my witness.”
A missive posted on website Mujahideen simply warned: “There will be new attacks very soon.”
The Coptic church of Saint Mary and Saint Mark in the Paris suburb of Chatenay-Malabry had reportedly been threatened. Copts in Germany have also asked for protection after receiving similar threats.
The Austrian interior ministry on Monday announced that that country’s Copt community was put under protection after the discovery of a list of 150 Copts targeted for attack. England has also implemented security measures.
Barnaba El Soryani, who is a religious leader for the Copt population in the northern city of Turin, in an interview with Adnkronos International said he has “asked for protection by the Italian police during a prayers” that will take place on 6 January, the day that marks Christmas Eve on the Coptic calendar.