Elderly Christian woman stripped naked and paraded through streets by mob, by Adam Withnall.
A 70-year-old Christian woman has been stripped naked, beaten and paraded through the streets by a mob of around 300 Muslim men in a village in southern Egypt.
The mob also burned down seven homes belonging to Christian families, according to an unusually outspoken statement issued by the local Orthodox Coptic church, after rumours circulated in the village that a Christian man was having a relationship with a Muslim woman.
Egypt used to be almost entirely Christian, but was conquered by Muslims well before the crusades. Now it is about 10% Christian.