Mere rumors lead to sad reality for Copts

Friday, December 2, 2016
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Bill Bumpas (OneNewsNow.com)

Coptic Christian church in EgyptCoptic Christians in Upper Egypt are enduring intense persecution by Muslim radicals that is resulting in attacks on Christians and destruction of their property.

New church construction laws in the predominantly Islamic nation require government permission to build – but it has unfortunately led to an easier incitement of mobs to attack Christians merely on the rumor that a church is being built.

William Stark with International Christian Concern describes the latest incident that took place November 25.

"Four Coptic Christians were actually injured by the mob that attacked, an entire Christian guest house was burned to the ground, nine other Christian homes were destroyed – and then another four Christian businesses were looted as a result," he lists.

Egypt map 620x300Stark tells OneNewsNow these types of incidents are happening more frequently.

"This is the fourth time this has happened in Egypt since June where the rumor of a church being constructed is basically used as license by Islamic radicals to attack an entire Christian neighborhood," he laments.

Eighteen Muslims involved in that latest attack were arrested, but Stark says they are still waiting to see if proper justice will be served. He goes on to say: "The Egyptian government must do more to secure the lives and properties of all citizens, including Christians."

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