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Church spokesman: Muslim Brotherhood militias attacking Egypt’s Christians

August 02, 2013

The spokesman for the Catholic Church in Egypt has told Vatican Radio that the nation’s Christians are living in a climate of fear because of continued protests by supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi.

“There are many [Muslim Brotherhood] militias in many and various spots in Cairo, and also other cities of Egypt,” said Father Rafic Greiche. “They throw Molotovs on the people and sometimes on the churches, they write on the churches very bad words concerning the [Coptic Orthodox] Pope Tawadros, also concerning the army; they come to the priests [and call them] traitors.”

“It is a climate of violence,” he added, “and the people are scared.”


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  • Posted by: Defender - Aug. 02, 2013 11:04 AM ET USA

    Just like Syria, Iraq and elsewhere where Christians are minorities. (Shades of things to come?)