EGYPT: Riots Follow Blasphemy Accusation


Monastery in Egypt

Roughly ten percent of Egypt's population is
Christian, the majority of which are Copts.

Egypt's Minya Governorate region erupted in violence on November 25th after rumours spread that a young, barely literate Christian man named Girgis Sameeh posted a message on Facebook that was considered insulting to Islam. In al-Barsha, Girgis' hometown, hundreds of Muslims attacked the homes of Coptic Christians, also looting and destroying local businesses. The fury of the mob spread to the church of Abou Sefin, where the congregation was celebrating the beginning of a fast for the Advent season.

Punjab, Christian mother and son, killed by Muslim neighbours in quarrel
by Shafique Khokhar

The woman and her 25-year-old son were killed in front of their home. Nobody in the village helped them. For human rights activists, the fact is "a huge example of intolerance and hatred that spreads against Christians", also nourished in schools. Central and state government’s silence and failure to defend minorities.

Gujranwala (AsiaNews) - On November 9, Yasmeen and her only son, Usman Masih, 25 (photo 2), were shot dead by two of their Muslim neighbours, Hassan Butt (photo 3) and Khizer Butt. At first, some media reported that the killing was due to a case of blasphemy, but later it emerged that the reason was more trivial: a heated discussion between two women, Yasmeen and the mother of the two killers, Ishrat Bibi (photo 4).

Chadwell Heath Church DESECRATED and the Establishment & Broadcast Media stay silent!

Man accused of tearing down cross on Baptist church 'committed religiously-aggravated offence', court hears

  • Footage from Sunday showed a man attacking wooden cross in Chadwell Heath
  • Yussef Alwali, 21, appeared in court charged with religiously aggravated offence
  • Barkingside Magistrates Court heard there are 'ongoing concerns' about Alwali 

By Luke May For Mailonline

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