Interfaith dialogue in Egypt. But Church leaders in the U.S. are too busy holding Ramadan dinners and issuing statements about how Islam is peace to take much notice of how Christians in the Middle East are being persecuted.
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.
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….
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