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Egypt: Christians live in terror following city’s takeover by Muslim Brotherhood

Catholic World News - September 10, 2013

Islamist supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood have remained in control of Dalga, an Egyptian city of 120,000, since July 3, and have imposed a reign of terror against Christians, according to the Associated Press.

“The Copts in Dalga live in utter humiliation,” said a local rights activist. “They live in horror and cannot lead normal lives.”

The city’s Christian churches have been attacked, and a 1,600-year-old monastery has been burned down.

The Assyrian International News Agency, citing the Egyptian newspaper Al-Dostour, reported that supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood have imposed the jizya, or special tribute on non-Muslims, on the 15,000 Coptic Christians who remain in Dalga.

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  • Posted by: Defender - Sep. 10, 2013 4:26 PM ET USA

    Maybe Obama might be interested in dealing with Egypt? Never mind, these are only Christians (they weren't enough to move him in Syria).

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