Beheadings of New Jersey Christians Suggest Persecution in the U.S.

Beheadings of New Jersey Christians Suggest Persecution in the U.S.

In February 2013, Yusuf Ibrahim was arrested for double murder in Jersey City, New Jersey. But the murders were not just any murders. Ibrahim’s victims, 25-year-old Hanny Tawadros and 27-year-old Amgad Konds, were Coptic Christians from Egypt. The bodies of both men had been found with their heads and hands severed; their remains discovered in the backyard of a home in Buena Vista, New Jersey. And their murderer, Indiana native and fellow...

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Egyptian Christians Kidnapped, Attacked; Panic, Fear Abounds

Fear is spreading throughout many regions in Egypt as Christians become the recent victims of numerous kidnappings and attacks by fundamental Muslims. CFI’s co-worker in the region recently reported that three Christian doctors have been kidnapped in El Minya, and three more doctors have received threats by telephone. Another report indicates that four Coptic Christians have been kidnapped in the cities of Qena and Nag Hammadi. In Nag Hammadi,...

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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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Egyptian Christians Continue to Fear the Rise of Radical Islam

Egyptian Christians Continue to Fear the Rise of Radical Islam

Amid increasing sectarian tensions, many Coptic Christians have become concerned about the rise of extremist Islam and its effects on the Christian community throughout Egypt. Hundreds of Christian citizens, who demonstrated alongside Muslims earlier this year to call for the removal of former president Hosni Mubarak, are now fearful that a conservative Islamic presence in Egypt is ushering in an era of discrimination and violence against the...

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New Attacks on Christians in Egypt

New Attacks on Christians in Egypt

An ill-fated romance between a Coptic man and a Muslim woman has led to a new surge of anti-Christian violence in the village of Soul, Egypt. According to a recent report from the Assyrian International News Agency, a family controversy began when the woman’s father failed to kill her in order to preserve the family’s honor. On March 5, a mob of nearly 4,000 Muslims attacked local Christians in retaliation for the relationship, terrorizing and...

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