Another postcard from the religion of peace, this time from Egypt where Muslims showed that tolerance of other religions and hospitality that they’re so well known for!!
From the Foreign Desk:
A mob of over a thousand Islamic extremists attacked a Christian village destroying property and setting the homes of over 80 families ablaze over rumors that a Coptic man was converting a home into a church.
The attacks, which took place Friday in Egypt’s Qaryat Al-Bayda village, near Alexandria, left two Copts seriously injured and resulted in thousands of dollars worth of damage, according to a Coptic activist.
“A great deal of fanatic Muslims gathered in front of the new house of my cousin,” Mousa Zarif, a Christian who witnessed the events, told Christian advocacy group International Christian Concern.
“They were chanting slogans against us. Among these slogans were, ‘By no means shall there be a church here,’” Zarif said.
Naim Aziz, the Christian man who was building the house, told Daily News Egypt that he was constructing it for his son to live in and not for a church.
The mob first ransacked the home, destroying the construction materials and also attacked Aziz and his brother, who were both seriously injured.
The attackers then began chanting traditional Islamic afternoon prayer on loudspeakers aimed at Christian families in the village as they torched their cars and homes, even as police began to arrive, according to ICC.
During the attack, police arrested six Copts and six Muslim men.
I can’t imagine having a huge mob attack like that. Here’s another account of what happened from Persecution.Org:
International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that a Muslim mob looted and torched Christian property and homes in Al-Beida village, Egypt on June 17, after rumors spread of a Christian-owned building being turned into a local church. More than 80 Christian families were affected by the attack last Friday, leaving hundreds afraid and without a place to conduct their Christian worship.
“On Friday afternoon, following Friday noon prayer, a great deal of fanatic Muslims gathered in the front of the new house of my cousin, Naim Aziz, during its construction because of a rumor spread in the village that this building would be turned into a church,” explained Christian resident, Mousa Zarif. “They were chanting slogans against us. Among these slogans were. ‘By no means shall there be a church here.’”
Christian residents of Al-Beida do not have a local church. In fact, they are forced to worship at the Holy Virgin and the Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church which is seven kilometers away. The presumed church construction of Naim Aziz’s property was actually the construction of Aziz’s personal home.
The angry mob attacked the building and destroyed all of the construction materials. They then attacked Naim and his brother, Mousa, leaving both men injured. After this, the mob turned their wrath on the Christian homes adjacent to the building, hurling rocks, looting houses and setting fire to any Christian property in their wake. The damages are estimated to be around 500,000 Egyptian pounds.
“They also intercepted the car of Fr. Karas Naser, the priest of Holy Virgin and the Archangel Michael Coptic Church when he arrived at the village,” Zarif continued. “They attacked him but some moderate Muslims intervened, rescuing him from their hands and getting him out of the car.”
When police arrived on the scene they were unable to protect the Christians from the ongoing assaults. The Muslim mob continued to set homes and cars on fire in the presence of the police, unabated. The mob terrorized residents by gathering outside of Christian doors to perform their afternoon prayers on loudspeakers aimed at the houses, all in the presence of the security forces.
Here’s video that is reportedly showing the attack:
But hey, Obama assures us these people are no different from us!!