Christians Under Attack in Egypt

Christians Under Attack in Egypt

The following report is exclusive to CFI from direct sources. CAIRO, EGYPT – In recent weeks, open persecution of minority Christians in Egypt has increased alarmingly. Muslims are making it known that the practice of Christianity will not be tolerated. In two separate incidents in Minya province, large violent mobs attacked and destroyed Christian homes and properties simply on the rumor that they were to be used as churches. On Thursday, June...

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Pray for Christian Boy Kidnapped in Egypt

Pray for Christian Boy Kidnapped in Egypt

By CFI Field Staff, Egypt CAIRO, EGYPT — On Saturday, February 13, Mina Samir, a five-year old Christian boy from the village of Youssef El-Seddik, Fayoum Governorate, Egypt, was kidnapped by Muslims while he was playing in the front of his home. After the kidnappers took him, they contacted his father demanding a ransom of 500 thousand Egyptian pounds in exchange for his return. On Sunday, February 14, Mina’s father headed to...

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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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