Staggering List Of Churches & Christian Institutions Attacked In Egypt After Dispersal Of Muslim Brotherhood [Aug. 14-16,2013]

August 17, 2013 at 10:31 am

satan-clipart2St. Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
and do thou,
O Prince of the heavenly hosts,
by the power of God,
thrust into hell Satan,
and all the evil spirits,
who prowl about the world
seeking the ruin of souls.
Amen.

Via: Amira Mikhail at Nile Revolt

This has been put together as aggregated information that was shared online about attacks on churches and their institutions, Christians and their homes, and other relevant information. We started collecting information on August 14 and not before but are adding anything after.

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Please note that this is a work-in-progress and is being updated on a regular basis. Information so far is unverified although most is backed up with tweets and photos. We are hoping to continue the efforts to verify details. If you have any corrections or updates to church names, photos, or details, please reach out to am.mikhail@gmail.com or my twitter.

A similar project is Into Oblivion by @moftasa and @MaliciaRogue.

THE LIST:

AUGUST 16 [2013]

Churches Attacked

Cairo

  1. St George Church | Hadeyek Helwan | Surrounded | Photo, AlMogaz (Arabic)

Gharbiya

  1. St George Church | Kotshinz | Attempted attack | Shorouk (Arabic)
  2. Al Malak Church | Hekma Street | Attempted Attack | Shorouk (Arabic)

Minya

  1. St Mary Church | Burned
  2. Evangelical Church in Malawi | Targeted with mortar | Watani (Arabic), Ahram Online
  3. Good Shepherd’s School | Burned | Watani (Arabic), Ahram Online
  4. Catholic Church | Burned | Watani (Arabic), Twitter, Facebook (Video), Ahram Online, YouTube

Sohag 

  1. Abu Halqa Church, Tahta | Attacked by unknown assailants | AlMogaz (Arabic)


AUGUST 14-15 [2013]

 Alexandria

  1. Father Maximus Church | Attempted attack (stones thrown)
  2. St George Church  | Bakos | Attempted attack (launching shots)

Arish

  1. St George Church | Burned | Source

Assiut

  1. Good Shepherds Monastery |  Nuns attacked
  2. Angel Michael Church | Surrounded
  3. St George Coptic Orthodox Church | Photo, Photo, Photo, YouTube
  4. Al-Eslah Church| Burned | Source
  5. Adventist Church | Pastor and his wife not kidnapped, were able to escape | Photo, Adventist News Network
  6. St Therese Church | Photo, YouTube
  7. Apostles Church | Burning | Source
  8. Holy Revival Church | Burning | Source
  9. Qusiya Diocese | MCN
  10. St John’s Church | Abnoub | Burning
  11. Coptic Orthodox Diocese | Abu Tig | Sieged
  12. St John Diocese | Qusiya | Attempted attack (stones)

Beni Suef

  1. The Nuns School | Photo
  2. St George Church | al-Wasta

Cairo

  1. St Fatima Basilica | Heliopolis | Attempted Attack
  2. Virgin Mary’s Church | Hakim Village | Burned | Photo

Fayoum (Five churches)

  1. St Mary Church | El Nazlah | Gallery
  2. St Damiana Church | Robbed and burned
  3. Amir Tawadros (St Theodore) Church | EgyNews (Arabic), Twitter
  4. Evangelical Church | al-Zorby Village | Looting and destruction
  5. Church of Joseph | Burned | Source
  6. Franciscan School | Burned | Source

Gharbiya

  1. Diocese of St Paul | Burned | Source

Giza

  1. Father Antonios
  2. Atfeeh Diocese/Bishoperic | Looted
  3. Church Archangel Michael | Kerdasa | Burned
  4. Church of the Virgin Mary | Sieged

Minya (Around twelve churches)

  1. Church of the Virgin Mary and Father Abram | Delga, Deir Mawas | Source, Photo
  2. St Mina Church | Abu Hilal Kebly, Beni Hilal | Source, photo
  3. Baptist Church | Beni Mazar | Source
  4. Monastery | Deir Mawas  | Ahram (Arabic)
  5. Delga Church | Attacked (Previously attacked with fire)
  6. The Jesuit Fathers Church | Abu Hilal district
  7. St Mark Church | Abu Hilal district
  8. St Joseph Nunnery | Photo, photo
  9. Amir Tadros Church | Photo, photo, photo, album, photo, photo
  10. Evangelical Church | Photo
  11. Anba Moussa al-Aswad Church | Photo
  12. Apostles Church | Source
  13. Salvation of the Souls Church | Burning | Unverified
  14. St John’s Church | Burning| Unverified
  15. Coptic Secondary School for Boys | Burning | Unverified
  16. Diocese of Mallawi  | Attempted attack (launching shots, molotovs, and stones) | Unverified

Qena

  1. St Mary’s Church | Attempted Burning

Sohag

  1. St George Church |Photo album, photo, photo, video, source, source, video
  2. St Damiana | Attacked and burned | Source
  3. Virgin Mary | Attacked and burned | Source
  4. St Mark Church & Community Center
  5. Anba Abram Church | Destroyed and burned | Source

Suez

  1. St Saviours Anglican Church | Source
  2. Franciscan Church and School | Street 23 | Burned |Photo, photo, source/photos, photos
  3. Holy Shepherd Monastery and Hospital | Photo
  4. Good Shepherd Church (molotov cocktail thrown)- Relationship with Holy Shepherd Monastery unknown.
  5. Greek Orthodox Church | Photo, Photo

Christian Institutions

  • House of Father Angelos (Pastor of Church of the Virgin Mary and Father Abram) | Delga, Minya | Burned | CBN News, Ahram (Arabic)
  • Properties and Markets of Copts | al-Gomhorreya Street, Assiut
  • Seventeen Coptic homes | Delga, Minya | Burned | Source, Source
  • YMCA | Minya| Burned | Photo| Aug 14
  • Coptic Homes | Qulta Street, Assiut | Attacked
  • Offices of the Evangelical Foundation & Oum al-Nour | Minya
  • Coptic-owned shops, pharmacy, and hotels | Karnak and Cleopatra Streets, Luxor | Attacked and Looted
  • Dahabeya Nile Boat | Minya| Church-owned | Source, Photo, Photo
  • Bible Society bookshop | Cairo | Burned | Photo, Ramez Atallah
  • Bible Society | Fayoum | Photo
  • Bible Society | al-Gomohoreya Street, Assiut | Photo, Photo
  • Ezbet el Nekhl | Source, source, source (Arabic)
  • Soldiers of Christ Orphanage | Minya | Twitter, Photo

Links

Deaths and Injuries

Reactions and Statements

Muslim Brotherhood:

  • Muslim Brotherhood in Helwan: (Summary) Based off of the actions of Pope Tawadros and Christians in Egypt, they deserve these attacks on churches and their institutions. “For every action, a reaction.” FJP Helwan Facebook (Arabic), MBInEnglish
  • Gehad al-Haddad: “We condemn all attacks on houses of worships and condemn police treachery in leaving thugs to vandalize while focusing on killing protesters.” (Twitter)
  • Mohamed Saad al-Azhary (former member of the constituent assembly 2012): (Translation) “I strongly condemn the burning of churches for two reasons. 1) Whoever does this ruins the image of the protesters. 2)  Who in their right mind would burn waste?” Facebook (Arabic)

Others:

  • Statement by His Grace Bishop Angaelos | The Coptic Orthodox Church UK | Coptic Center | Aug 8
  • Father Makarios, priest in Minya | “We called and the police did not come.” | Christian-Dogma (Video) |
  • Press Release | Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate Archdiocese of North America | NA Copts | Aug 15

Reporting and Media

  • Egyptian Protesters Turn Fury on Coptic Christians | ABC News | Aug 15
  • ‘Horrible’: Christian churches across Egypt stormed, torched | CNN | Aug 16
  • USCIRF Condemns Violence in Egypt | USCIRF | Aug 16
  • Witness Accounts of Sectarian Attacks Across Egypt | The New York Times, The Lede | Aug 16

Aside from Quranic ordained killing, this is as good as an explanation as any zeroing in on the persecution of Christians in Egypt (present tense).

 Update:

REMINDER: Obama State Dept. Purges Christian Persecution From Human Rights Reports [June 2012]

LadyR links at Hyscience…thanks!

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