Posts Tagged ‘Coptic Christians’

Murder of Coptic Christians barbaric

Monday, May 29th, 2017

An attack by masked gunmen on a busload of Coptic Christians traveling to visit monastery south of Cairo has drawn widespread condemnation and disgust. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack which “riddled the bus” with machine gun fire. Twenty eight people including children died in the attack. Another 22 were injured. At least one Read more

Islamic State attacks on Christians will escalate

Monday, May 8th, 2017

An anonymous Islamic State (IS) spokesperson is warning Muslims in Egypt to stay away from Christian gatherings and Western embassies because of probable IS attacks. He said the attacks are part of the “war on infidels” IS is fighting. He also claimed his group was responsible for the suicide bombings that struck two Coptic Christian Read more

Western Christians need to show solidarity

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Western Christians need to show solidarity with their brothers and sisters in the Middle East. Bishop Angaelos who is the head of the Coptic church in the UK, says for example many Coptic Christians in the North Sinai have been forced out of their homes. They were told by ISIS to “leave or die”. Angaelos Read more

Coptic Christians — ‘people of the Cross’

Friday, March 27th, 2015

The murder of twenty one Christians by Islamic State in Libya brought condemnation from around the world. Their murder puts them in a long history of persecution of the Coptic Church. Martyrdom was not new to them or their people. For nearly two thousand years, their Church had prided itself as being the Church of Read more

ISIS militants vow that Rome will be on their hit list

Friday, February 20th, 2015

Militants claiming loyalty to the Islamic State (ISIS) have declared that they intend to conquer Rome. The warning came in a video apparently showing the beheading of 21 Coptic Christians next to the Mediterranean Sea in Libya. In the video, an English-speaking militant said they are sending a message “from the south of Rome”. At Read more

Christians restrain anger after Egypt church attacks

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Coptic Christians in the Upper Egyptian city of Minya are managing to restrain their anger despite a wave of devastating attacks on their churches and institutions by enraged Islamists, news reports said. Tensions are still running high more than two weeks after the attacks in the city some 250 kilometres (155 miles) south of Cairo Read more

Coptic Christians and Vatican strongly condemn anti-Muslim film

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

The Coptic Christian Archdiocese of America has distanced itself from an anti-Muslim film “The Innocence of Muslims,” that has sparked protests in more than 24 countries. “We reject any allegation that the Coptic Orthodox community has contributed to the production of this film,” the Coptic Orthodox Archdiocese said in a statement Friday, denouncing the Copts who reportedly Read more