Monday, June 27, 2011

Egypt Christians and Muslims in Violent Clashes Over Church Construction

Of course, the Muslims don't want my Egyptian brethren to build or construct churches. It would be a breach in the Pact of Umar ( a pact designed by Umar ibn Al-Khattab) which was designed make sure my brethren "feel themselves subdued. (Sura 9:29)"

6/25/2011 Egypt (Christian Post) – Fighting has broken out Saturday between Christians and Muslims in Egypt following a dispute about the building of a new church. According to a local security official a group of Muslims from the Awlad Khalaf village gathered together at the site where the construction of a new church was taking place.

The Islamic mob demanded that the church be torn down as the construction was illegal. The group even brought in bulldozers to try and destroy what had been constructed so far. According to AP, fighting then broke out between the two groups and gunshots were fired. Initial reports indicate that three Muslims suffered gunshot wounds, and a Christian also sustained stab wounds. At least one of those injured was in a serious condition in hospital.

Until now, constructing new churches has been hindered by a complicated process which involves receiving permission directly from the president. Some Christians have waited years before receiving permission to build a new church.

Attacks against Christians and churches in Egypt have been a common occurrence over the past 12 months. (Source)

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