Egypt: Christians live in terror following city’s takeover by Muslim Brotherhood
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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- Islamists Seize Town in Southern Egypt and Attack Christians (AP)
- Muslim Brotherhood Imposes Jizya Tribute on Egypt's Christians (AINA)
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