Coptic girl, 16, rescued 92 days after Islamists kidnapped her

A 16-year-old Coptic Christian girl kidnapped on 28 June to be ‘converted to Islam, then married off or sold’, was released and returned to her family on 30 September after police found her and arrested her kidnappers in a city just outside Cairo.

Mob Violence Terrorizes Small Christian Village in Egypt

International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on September 14, a Muslim mob in the village of Tawa in Minya attacked the local Coptic Christian community. Homes, businesses, and cars were destroyed and three Copts suffered minor injuries. These attacks were in retaliation against a Facebook post which was widely shared among Christians. The author, a 22-year-old Christian resident of Tawa named Bassem, had written the post in May following the deadly attack by Islamic extremists against a caravan of Coptic Christians traveling to the Monastery of St. Samuel the Confessor.

Egypt Closes One Church, Blocks Worship at Another

Authorities have closed a church that serves three villages in Upper Egypt on the pretext that area Muslims object to it – one of at least 15 Christian worship sites shuttered in the bishopric of Minya, sources said.

Egypt: Coptic Christians flee Sinai

Coptic Christians continue to flee the Sinai after Islamists accused them of helping to oust Egypt’s president back in 2013.

Egyptian Christian Teacher Sentenced for Blasphemy

An Egyptian appeals court has upheld the blasphemy conviction of a Coptic Christian living in exile, sentencing her to six months in prison and overturning an earlier ruling that only imposed a fine, according to Yahoo News.

Egypt: Killed for a Cross

On a Friday afternoon late last month, a young woman was killed over a cross after she drove to the Ain Shams neighborhood of Cairo to deliver food and medicine to the elderly, according to International Christian Concern.

Egyptian Christians Killed in Libya

The bodies of seven Egyptian Christians who were working in Libya were discovered Monday morning in a suburb east of Benghazi. The bodies were found with their hands bound and Morning Star News reported that each man had been shot in the head, strongly suggesting that they had all been executed.

Egypt’s Christians Still Support New Constitution

Although Egypt’s Christian leaders are urging the faithful to support the country’s new constitution for the sake of national stability, detractors claim that it fosters a medieval Islamic supremacy within the framework of a modern Egyptian society, according to Morning Star News.

Why the Muslim Brotherhood targets Christians

A pogrom against Christians is in keeping with the Muslim Brotherhood’s supremacist ideology, but according to PJ Media’s Andrew McCarthy, that pogrom says more about Egypt than the Brotherhood because this murderous Muslim movement came out of Egypt’s own Islamist culture.

Egypt Vows to Rebuild Churches

Defense Minister Gen. Abdel Fattah El-Sisi has ordered the repair of all churches that were damaged during the Muslim Brotherhood’s violent protests after Egypt’s military removed President Mohamed Morsi from office, according to a report by the Mid-East Christian News.

Muslim Brotherhood Burns Churches, Scapegoats Christians

Supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi took out their frustrations on church property and Christian-owned homes and businesses in response to Wednesday’s destruction of two Muslim Brotherhood encampments in Cairo after negotiations had broken down between the Brotherhood and Egypt’s interim government.

Morsi Muslims ‘Rage’ Against Copts

Mobs of Muslims enraged over the forceful removal of the Muslim Brotherhood-backed Mohamed Morsi from office have retaliated against Christians across Egypt, according to Morning Star News.

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