Mobs attack Christians’ homes, businesses after church’s legal recognition

By Anugrah Kumar, Christian Post Contributor

Outraged over the newly received formal legal recognition of a church in Egypt, Muslims in large crowds attacked and damaged the homes, shops and vehicles of many area Coptic Christians, according to a persecution watchdog.

The U.S.-based group, International Christian Concern, reported this week that Muslim mobs vandalized properties of Christians surrounding the Church of Michael the Archangel.

In the June 23 violence, Muslim mobs hurled rocks through the windows of homes and set fire to buildings and vehicles despite the presence of security personnel deployed in the area to protect the church, ICC said.

The local Christians had been waiting for years for the legal approval of the church, which was originally built in 2003.

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Photo by : Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh


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