Rescuing and serving persecuted Christians since 1995
Select Page

ICC Note:
“Christians in Egypt are no strangers to sectarian violence, and even after the hopeful solidarity shown in the first waves of the January 25 Revolution, the past year has nonetheless witnessed a number of attacks on churches from the districts of Imbaba in Cairo to Aswan in the south,” Carnegie Endowment for International Peace reports.
By Joseph Mayton
3/1/2012 Egypt (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace) – Christians in Egypt are no strangers to sectarian violence, and even after the hopeful solidarity shown in the first waves of the January 25 Revolution, the past year has nonetheless witnessed a number of attacks on churches from the districts of Imbaba in Cairo to Aswan in the south. The governing Supreme Council of the Armed Forces hasn’t been helping either, even to the point of instigating violence on state television—the most infamous incident being the October massacre of 27 outside the Maspero state television station. Egypt’s ten million Christian adherents seem, for the most part, largely uncertain of how to play their hand in the new political climate.

[Full Story]