Jul 4 2013
True to their vows, pro-Morsi Islamists are attacking Egypt’s Christians for participating in the anti-Morsi protests. The St. George Coptic Christian Church in a village in al-Minya, Egypt, has just been set on fire by pro-Morsi forces. Copts are reported to be in a state of ‘fear and panic.’
Raymond Ibrahim Days earlier, a letter was circulated in al-Minya, which has a very large Coptic population, calling on Copts not to join the protests, otherwise their “businesses, cars, homes, schools, and churches” might “catch fire.”
Thus this church attack is part of the price Egypt’s Christians had to pay to protest Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood. Time will only tell what other attacks Egypt’s harried Copts will pay down the line for participating in the ousting of an Islamist president.
Raymond Ibrahim reports that al-Qaeda is now threatening Egypt with a full-scale jihad.