Egypt Police Detain Muslim In Murder Of Christian

Wednesday, September 23, 2009 | Tag Cloud

By Worthy News Staff

CAIRO, EGYPT (Worthy News)-- Egyptian police have detained a Muslim man who allegedly killed a Coptic Christian and seriously injured two other Copts in two different villages, north of the capital Cairo, Christians said Wednesday September 23.

Galal Nasr el-Dardiri, 35, attacked 63-year-old Abdu Georgy in front of the victim’s shop in Behnay village late September 16, news reports said.

Christians said El-Dardiri stabbed Georgy several times, disemboweled him, slit his throat and began sawing off his head. El-Dardiri then allegedly went to a nearby town and stabbed Coptic shopkeeper Boils Eid Messiha, 40, and then went to Mit Afif and attacked another Copt, identified as Hany Barsom Soliman.

Messiha reportedly remained in intensive care and Soliman suffered lacerations to his arms. On Thursday, September 17, about 1,000 people gathered at Georgy’s funeral to protest the killing and assaults on Coptic Christians.


Protestors reportedly chanted that Georgy’s "blood was not [spilled] in vain" as they carried signs that read, “Where are you, government? The terrorists are going to kill us.”

El-Dardiri was arrested also September 17 and charged with murder, church sources said.

The latest attack underscored international concerns about growing tensions between minority Christians and majority Muslims in Egypt.

There have been several violent attacks against Coptic Christians in recently in the mainly Islamic nation.

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3 thoughts on “Egypt Police Detain Muslim In Murder Of Christian

  1. THANK YOU, HEAVENLY FATHER, that there is finally some good news in the headlines. A murderer and tormentor of your precious children has been caught and the authorities seem to FINALLY be doing something about it this time! Heavenly Father, I lift up the family, friends, and everyone else effected by these horrible crimes and tragedies. I pray for your perfect peace that surpasses all understanding , as well as your grace, to fall upon every mind, body, and soul that is persecuted for your namesake. I even pray for a revival in this land, in these perilous times, and that souls everywhere would be touched and effected by your TRUTH. I pray for more justice and mercy for both the saved, and the unsaved alike, though it is hard to do. I pray for the repentance and salvation for souls everywhere. Thank you, God, for the gift and POWER of prayer. We ask this in your mighty, precious, and Holy name-in Jesus' name, AMEN !

  2. Praying!

    "I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to swim; I water my couch with my tears."
    "Mine eye is consumed because of grief; it waxeth old because of all mine enemies."
    "Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity; for the LORD hath heard the voice of my weeping."
    "The LORD hath heard my supplication; the LORD will receive my prayer."
    Psalms 6:6-9


    "I will praise thee: for thou hast heard me, and art become my salvation."
    The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner."
    This is the LORD's doing; it is marvellous in our eyes."
    This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it."
    Psalms 118:21-24


    God Is Good

  3. That is good news to hear , which is knowing that the Egyptian authorities has taken the right actions ! I am a moslim but I have many christian dear friends and I love them all and I am ready to fight for their rights I feel those christians hold the major spirit of Egyptian identity which is part of me !

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