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  • Christians killed globally for faith at Christmas

    January 4 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Christians killed globally for faith at Christmas

    The deaths of nearly 150 Christians have been reported in targeted attacks on religious minorities in Nigeria, Cairo and India during the 2017 Christmas season, according to various reports from religious liberty advocates and news agencies. Among the latest attacks, unidentified assailants killed Christians leaving a midnight New Year’s Eve service.

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  • 9 killed, several wounded leaving Egypt Coptic church

    January 3 2018 by Morning Star News, Cairo correspondent | with 0 comments
    9 killed, several wounded leaving Egypt Coptic church

    Gunmen killed at least nine people and wounded several others leaving a Christmas season worship service south of Cairo, the Egyptian Interior Ministry told Morning Star News. Two gunmen on a motorbike attacked St. Menas “Mar Mina” Coptic Orthodox church in Helwan at about 10:30 a.m. Dec. 29.

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  • Amid attacks in Egypt, Christians see churches close

    November 29 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Amid attacks in Egypt, Christians see churches close

    Christian persecution continues in Egypt amid the terroristic slaughter of more than 300 Sufi Muslims during worship at a North Sinai mosque, Morning Star News reported. Weeks before the attack at the Al-Rawdah Mosque, Coptic Christians in the country already faced the closure of many Christian houses of worship for fear of similar attacks.

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  • Coptic Christians pray, persevere after Egypt church bombings

    April 11 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Coptic Christians pray, persevere after Egypt church bombings

    As Coptic Christians bury an estimated 44 killed in terrorist bombings during Palm Sunday services in Egypt, the oldest Coptic church in the U.S. is praying for both the families of the Christian “martyrs” and the Islamic State that has claimed responsibility for the deaths.

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  • Christians in Egypt flee after killings in Northern Sinai

    March 2 2017 by Middle East Correspondent, Morning Star News | with 0 comments
    Christians in Egypt flee after killings in Northern Sinai

    Hundreds of Christians continue to flood out of the Egyptian town of Al-Arish in northern Sinai after the third Coptic Christian in a week was gunned down on Feb. 23, reportedly by Islamic State-linked militants. The latest slaying was the seventh killing of a Copt on the Sinai Peninsula in a month.

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  • Coptic Christians in Egypt mourn after bombing

    December 14 2016 by Morning Star News, Middle East correspondent | with 0 comments
    Coptic Christians in Egypt mourn after bombing

    At least 24 worshippers were killed and 49 wounded when an explosion ripped through the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, during Mass in a suburb of Cairo. The chapel is next to the St. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, which is held by many as the spiritual center of the Coptic Orthodox Church.

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  • Egypt’s Copts weather new wave of attacks

    July 22 2016 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Egypt’s Copts weather new wave of attacks

    Islamist assaults against Egypt’s largest minority, Coptic Christians, have claimed the lives of two priests in the Coptic Orthodox Church, a pharmacist who was beheaded and a baker. World Watch Monitor chronicled the murders and numerous other assaults on Copts in the past two months along with attacks on churches, homes and businesses.

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  • Egyptian convert regularly abused, says attorney

    May 29 2015 by Morning Star News/Baptist Press staff | with 0 comments
    Egyptian convert regularly abused, says attorney

    Imprisoned by Egyptian authorities for photographing Muslim attacks on Christians and then held after his sentence was complete, Bishoy Armia Boulous is beaten several times a week, said attorney Karam Ghobriel. Ghobriel said he thinks the beatings are meant to do one thing – break Boulous’ spirit.

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  • Egypt’s president pressured toward reform

    April 22 2015 by Erin Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
     Egypt’s president pressured toward reform

    Egypt’s president, Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, who challenged senior Muslim clerics to reform their teachings rather than fuel extremist ideologies, now is being challenged by observers who say he lacks a formal plan for moving toward a moderated Islam. Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi’s speech will do little to help his nation’s persecuted Coptic Christians.

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  • Egypt's president calls for moderated Islam

    March 25 2015 by Erin Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Egypt's president calls for moderated Islam

    Egypt’s president, Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, in a move applauded by conservative Western media, is challenging senior Muslim clerics to reform their teachings rather than fuel extremist ideologies that have led to widespread terrorism in the name of Islam.

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  • Blasphemy charges still shackle Egyptian convert

    January 5 2015 by Morning Star News staff | with 0 comments
    Blasphemy charges still shackle Egyptian convert

    A noted convert in Egypt who was sentenced to five years in prison for documenting attacks on Christians has won a partial victory on appeal but remains in jail on prior blasphemy charges. Bishoy Armia Boulous was found not guilty on a charge of spreading information meant to harm Egypt and the public interest…

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  • Egypt yet to help persecuted Christians

    August 27 2014 by Morning Star News/ Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Egypt yet to help persecuted Christians

    A year after the August 2013 attacks by violent Muslims, Christians continue to struggle to rebuild their lives in Egypt. Christians have received no government assistance to replace more than 100 homes, businesses and other items of personal property lost in the attacks.

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  • Egypt's Christians urge scrutiny of attacks

    August 26 2013 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    Though Islamists have destroyed between 55 and 80 Egyptian churches, reports suggest public support may be turning against the Muslim Brotherhood, the main group responsible for inciting anti-Christian violence.
     

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  • Egypt, U.S. pastors urge prayer for faith to rise from mayhem

    August 21 2013 by Charles Braddix, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Egypt, U.S. pastors urge prayer for faith to rise from mayhem

    “Anger. Killing. Blood.” These are words that currently describe Egypt, said Mounir Sobhy Yacoub Malaty, pastor of First Baptist Church, Cairo.

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  • ‘Hardest days we’ve ever witnessed’ in Egypt

    August 20 2013 by John Evans, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Hardest days we’ve ever witnessed’ in Egypt

    The wholesale looting and burning of Christian buildings in Egypt is not what grieves one Egyptian Christian leader the most. For him, the murder of a 10-year-old girl, gunned down by a Muslim militant on her way home from a Bible study, is the most grievous kind of wound inflicted by the conflict in his country. 

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