Egyptian Christians continue to be attacked

Christian Egyption Woman
Christian Egyption Woman


On Friday, July 22, 2016, Muslims went on a rampage in Beni Suef and attacked the homes and shops of Egypt’s Christians. And any Christian who was unfortunate enough to be walking in the street was savagely attacked.

The little girl in the attached video says: “Mama, I’m scared” as she sees from the window Muslims destroying homes and businesses and attacking people in the street below her home.

These attacks have been ongoing for many months. A few months ago, a 70-year old Christian woman in Minya was stripped naked by Muslim Brotherhood members and dragged around through the town, occasionally kicked and punched as she was being dragged.

Why? To humiliate her — just for being Christian. It’s in the Quran.

In 2013, after their removal from power, to encourage acts of violence against Christians, Muslim Brotherhood leaders quoted the Quran. They were filmed quoting the Quran and telling their followers to kill and to humiliate Christians. They posted it on Facebook and YouTube.

Here’s the most popular Quran verses the Muslim Brotherhood used:

Quran 9:5
Fight and slay the infidels wherever you find them.
Capture, besiege and ambush them.

Quran 9:14-17
Punish infidels with your hands (kill, hurt)
Cover them with shame (rape, sodomize, humiliate)
To do so will help you achieve victory over them
In fire they shall dwell

During the worst acts of atrocities in July and August of 2013 the Muslim Brotherhood told their followers to kill Christians and set them on fire (in fire shall they dwell–Quran 9:17).

Muslim Brotherhood members did just that. Christian homes and shops were burned to the ground. Many Christians were injured and killed in the fires.

Eighty churches were torched and torn apart. More than forty churches were destroyed completely; the historical artifacts and treasures inside were looted or damaged beyond repair. Sadly, some of the churches that were destroyed were historical monuments dating to the 3rd century.

The rich Christian history in Egypt is being systematically removed.

Photo description: The 70-year old Christian woman who was stripped naked and abused in the streets by Muslim Brotherhood members.

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Cheri Berens lives in Egypt working as a researcher for the Egyptian Ministry of Culture. She experienced Egypt’s 2011 and 2013 revolutions and witnessed the Muslim Brotherhood takeover and violence that followed.