8/5/14 Prayer Reminder:

Church Burnings and Property Vandalizing: A tragically regular occurrence for Christians in Egypt We have received word from our contact in Egypt of several particular incidents that happened just last month: Members of a certain Islamic extremist group in Egypt had been terrorizing Christians in the Beni Suef area by writing offensive language on the walls of their churches and hanging vulgar banners on their homes.  This same Islamic group...

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More Violence in Egypt: Two Dozen Christians Killed in Riots

More Violence in Egypt: Two Dozen Christians Killed in Riots

Just days after St. George’s Church in Egypt was burned to the ground, thousands of Egyptian Christians are now left to deal with the aftermath of last Sunday’s riots that killed at least 24 believers and injured 200 others. More than 1,000 Christians, who were protesting the church burning by staging a peaceful demonstration in front of a TV station in Cairo, were violently assaulted when attackers began throwing stones and firing pellets at...

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 Coptic Church in Egypt Burned By Muslim Crowd 

 Coptic Church in Egypt Burned By Muslim Crowd 

“The Copts, their lives and their churches are in danger.”  It was the gist of an urgent message sent days ago to a governmental authority by Dr. Naguib Gabriel, head of the Egyptian Union of Human Rights Organizations.  Gabriel had good reason to be alarmed.  In the village of Merinab in the Aswan province, the 100-year-old St. George’s Church was being demolished and burned to the ground by thousands of angry Muslims.  After setting fire to...

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Light Sentence For Church Burners

Light Sentence For Church Burners

INDONESIA – The prosecution wanted 10 months of prison time — a light sentence for the crimes committed — but the court sentenced 17 men to less than five months. Last February a 1500-strong mob of angry Muslims set several churches on fire and destroyed another in the Central Java town of Temanggung. The mob also demanded that a Christian man be sentenced to death for “insulting Islam.” Four panels of judges at Semarang district...

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