Sunday, October 20, 2013

Coptic Christian Church Shooting Kills Two At Egyptian Wedding

Coptic Christian Church Shooting Kills Two At Egyptian Wedding

Coptic Christian Church Shooting Kills Two At Egyptian Wedding

Reuters  |  By Maggie Fick Posted: 10/20/2013 4:03 pm EDT
CAIRO, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Gunmen on a motorcycle fired on Egyptian wedding guests outside a Coptic Christian church in a Cairo suburb on Sunday night, killing two people and wounding seven, security sources said.

The assailants shot randomly at the people as they left the church, the sources said. It was not immediately clear if the two people killed were Christians, they said.

A Coptic priest at the wedding told Reuters he was inside the church when gunfire broke out. Thomas Daoud Ibrahim said he rushed outside to find a dead man, a dead woman, and "many injured".

Coptic Christians make up 10 percent of Egypt's 85 million people, and have generally coexisted peacefully with majority Sunni Muslims for centuries, despite bouts of sectarian tension.

But the army's overthrow of elected Islamist President Mohamed Mursi on July 3 has been followed by the worst attacks on churches and Christian properties in years.

The immediate trigger for the attacks was a bloody security crackdown in Cairo on August 14, when police dispersed two Islamist protest camps set up to demand the reinstatement of Mursi, and killed hundreds of his supporters


The attack on the Coptic Christian Church is a bad omen for the ruling army backed government of General Sessi. If such acts are allowed to take place then it can have devastating impact on the entire country.

Over and above, the threatening statement of the Egypt’s foreign Minister to US with regard to cutting of Aid to Egypt speaks volume of the intent of Israel’s backed Egypt’s General Sisse’s Government. Further elucidation is not necessary as authorities have analyst to use their fertile brain and suggest to the proper authorities the findings for necessary action well within time.
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