Horror as 1,000-strong mob attacks CHURCH forcing Christians to lock themselves inside

Horror as 1,000-strong mob attacks CHURCH forcing Christians to lock themselves inside, by Joey Millar.

More than 1,000 people gathered outside a recently-renovated Coptic church in Mina, Egypt, to intimidate and threaten those inside.

Police were called on October 26 and the doors of the Saint George Church, as well as the on-site children’s nursery, was bolted shut for defence. …

In the week leading up to the church re-opening, flyers were posted across the area with taunting messages apparently written by Coptic leaders.

One said: “We re-opened the church against your will!”

However local Coptic leaders say the messages were written by Muslims in an attempt to stir up anger at their church.

It is just the latest in a long list of incidents in which Copts in Egypt were threatened. …

The Coptic Orthodox Church is the largest Christian church in Egypt and the Middle East’s biggest Christian community with a history dating back nearly 2,000 years. Coptic Christians, who make up about 10 per cent of Egypt’s 90 million people, have long complained of discrimination under successive Egyptian leaders.

Ah, Muslims. Egypt was once Christian after peacefully converting, but was forcefully conquered by Muslims. Centuries later, the last few non-Muslims are being wiped out.

hat-tip Stephen Neil