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Monday, January 30, 2017
Christians in the Upper Egypt village of Al-Nagameesh have
been left devastated after a mob, armed with petrol bombs, went on the rampage,
destroying homes and businesses.
attack last Friday was apparently triggered by suspicions that local Christians
had turned a community centre into a church. That centre was also destroyed by
for our brothers and sisters in Sohag
governorate, as they start to rebuild their lives.
community centre was a focal point for Al-Nagameesh’s Christian minority who
gathered there for funerals, weddings and sometimes prayer. There is no church
in the village.
days before the attack, a local pastor held a ceremony at the centre to mark the
first anniversary of his father’s death. The next day, extremists handed out
leaflets claiming Christians had turned the centre into a church and urging
Muslims to attack it. They cut off the village water supply and blocked
firefighters’ routes in advance, so that fires could not be
have been made worse by new legislation, passed in August, which has imposed
further restrictions on the building of churches in Egypt.
that God will provide for all those whose homes and livelihoods have been
destroyed or damaged in this attack.
that local officials will take firm action to clamp down on extremism and ensure
such attacks do not go unpunished.
to pray that the Government will uphold religious minorities’ rights in practice
and throughout the whole of Egypt.