CAIRO, Egypt (Morning Star News) – Egyptian authorities this week arrested a Christian who is arguably the nation’s most well-known convert from Islam and are investigating him for several activities, including allegedly inciting “sectarian strife.” Bishoy Armia Boulous, 31, formally known by his Muslim name, Mohammed Hegazy, was arrested Wednesday morning (Dec. 4) at a cafe […]
Mohammed Hegazy, now with new name, jailed for allegedly inciting ‘sectarian strife.’
Islamic extremists, criminals reappear after lull.
CAIRO, Egypt (Morning Star News) – Three months after the Egyptian Army liberated Delga from militant Muslims, Islamists and criminals are terrorizing Christians in other towns across Egypt, human rights activists said. Islamists in the towns are again charging Jizya, a Koranic fine on non-Muslims also known as the “submission” or “humiliation” tax, after a lull […]
Wounded relatives mourn horrific loss of loved ones.
CAIRO, Egypt (Morning Star News) – The wounded mother of a 12-year-old girl killed at a church wedding on Oct. 20 in suburban Cairo lay in a hospital bed on Thursday (Oct. 24), lost in anguish. Howida Refaat Azer, 30, had spent days slipping in and out of consciousness following operations on her right leg, and […]
At least four Christians slain.
LOS ANGELES (Morning Star News) – A funeral took place today at the same Coptic Orthodox church in suburban Cairo, Egypt where four Christians were gunned down at the end of a wedding on Sunday (Oct. 20). Two girls, ages 8 and 13, were among those killed when gunmen drove by the Virgin Mary Church […]
Orthodox Copts refused Muslims’ demand to convert to Islam, relatives say.
CAIRO, Egypt (Morning Star News) – A group of Muslims robbed two Egyptian Christians living in Libya, then tied up and shot them to death after the two Copts refused their demand to convert to Islam, relatives said. On a rural road in Derna District in northeastern Libya on Wednesday (Sept. 25), a group of Muslims […]
At least two Coptic Christians killed; 27 church buildings attacked.
CAIRO, Egypt, August 14, 2013 (Morning Star News) – In the violence that exploded across Egypt today, supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi attacked scores of church buildings and Christian-owned homes and businesses in response to national security forces breaking up two protest camps in downtown Cairo. At least two Coptic Christians were killed […]
Threats, attacks continue as Christians are blamed for ouster of Morsi.
CAIRO, Egypt (Morning Star News) – A Coptic Christian girl walking home from a Bible class at her church was shot and killed this week in Cairo by an unidentified gunman, human rights activists said today. Amid a near-constant din of threats and scattered attacks against the Christian population in Egypt by militant political Islamists, the […]
An antidote to the West's dysfunctional spin on Islam.
(Morning Star News) – Few people realize that we are today living through the largest persecution of Christians in history, worse even than the famous attacks under ancient Roman emperors like Diocletian and Nero. Estimates of the numbers of Christians under assault range from 100 million to 200 million. According to one estimate, a Christian […]
Killings top months of kidnappings, attacks by Islamic extremist militants.
CAIRO, Egypt (Morning Star News) – Christians in two villages in North Sinai, Egypt have fled for their lives after a priest was gunned down and a Christian businessman was abducted and killed, his decapitated body dumped onto a street. On Thursday (July 11) the body of Christian businessman Magdy Lamei was found in the town […]
Priest, four others slain; more violence expected over Ramadan.
CAIRO, Egypt (Morning Star News) – Following the shooting death of a priest in Northern Sinai, Christians in Upper Egypt and elsewhere are living in fear after four Coptic Christians were killed near Luxor in the wake of the deposing of Mohamed Morsi as president. “I am too scared to leave – I haven’t been able […]