The people in the restaurant were being sorted.
“Bengali people, come out,” one gunman shouted. When the cook, Sumir Barai, and eight other men opened the bathroom door, trembling, they saw two young men, clean shaven and dressed in jeans and T-shirts.
Among the dead from Friday’s attack, the police said, were nine Italians, seven Japanese, two Bangladeshis, one American and one Indian.
“You don’t need to be so tense,” one of the men told them. “We will not kill Bengalis. We will only kill foreigners.” At that, Mr. Barai’s gaze flicked to the floor of the restaurant, where he could see six or seven bodies, apparently shot and then sliced with machetes. All appeared to be foreigners.
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Muslim mob of 5,000 screaming “Egypt is Islamic” attacks Christians for building church
Where is Franciscan Action Network spokesman Jason L. Miller on this? Too busy writing trumped-up stories about “Islamophobia” to examine actual religious persecution? Of course, in this case the perpetrators are Muslims, so if he were to speak out too strenuously about this, he would end up in dutch with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and would no longer be invited to the best parties.
A MOB of 5,000 attacked a group of Christians as they attempted to build a church, the latest in a string of violent attacks in Egypt.
Vigilantes torched and looted homes in Baidaa village after hearing rumours worship was taking place.
And the horror continued when six CHRISTIANS were arrested for the brutal attack.
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Naim Aziz Moussa, who was one of the Christians taken into custody, had offered the top two floors of his home to Christian villagers to use for worship.
Visits by a Coptic priest to the house near Amria, a small town south of Alexandria, fuelled speculation.
A baying mob gathered and threw stones, destroyed a car and shouted “We don’t want a church, we will knock down the church building, Egypt is an Islamic country.”
Mr Moussa said: “More than 5,000 people, including young and old, men and women, mobbed my home. They were shouting: ‘One way or another, we’ll bring the church down to the ground’.
“‘No church will stand here in the village. It’s either us or you, infidels!’
“The building was ransacked, including our home. My brother’s nearby new flat was also destroyed.”
Many of the 80 Christians who live in the village of Baidaa, an area is heavily influenced by Muslim Salafists, were injured in the chaos, including women and children.
Local priest Father Karas narrowly escaped the violent crowd who smashed his car as police were called to the scene.
Mr Moussa said: “They were crying out: ‘Islamic! Islamic! We don’t want churches in Amreyya!’”
“As the police arrived at the scene, angry Muslims were shouting, while their women were showing signs of jubilation that the police were there. “They were shouting out in support of the police, while at the same time stressing their rejection of the church on Islamic grounds.
“The police chief could see me bleeding from my wounds. I complained to him about what happened to me. He said I deserved this, and more.
“The police did nothing to protect the Christians. Right in their presence, more Christian properties were attacked. Father Karas’s car was smashed yet again.”
Ten homes were looted and two were torched as the mob destroyed all the fittings and fixtures used in the house for worship….
Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina issued a statement following the murder of twenty people, mostly foreign nationals, at the hands of Islamic State-affiliated jihadis Friday insisting that “Islam is a religion of peace” and jihadists are “tarnishing” the faith.