Day: October 8, 2018

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From Egypt: A list of recently reported assaults on Coptic Christians

By Dr. Ashraf Ramelah – Canada Free Press –  On August 22, in the village of Al Zenika located in the Province of Luxor (Upper Egypt), Islamists demanded the stoppage of prayer in the church of the Virgin Mary. To satisfy the Islamists, the church doors were bolted shut after police evacuated the parishioners. Furthermore, five Copts were arrested. On August 24, in the village of Ezbet el Sultan in Al Minya province (Upper Egypt), a group of Islamists stood next to the village church screaming “we do not want a church here,” protesting Copts praying and demanding the Church be shut down. The same church was the theater of Islamic protests in the mid-June and July. During this period,

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