ISTANBUL, Turkey (Morning Star News) – The family of an Egyptian Christian shot in Libya on March 2 says he remains close to death in a hospital in Egypt. The shooting of Salama Fawzy Tobia, 23, in Benghazi, Libya came a week after suspected Islamic extremists killed seven other Egyptian Christians in the Libyan capital. Tobia […]
Second attack by suspected Islamic extremists in one week leaves Copt unconscious.
Followers in Raqqa face threat familiar to Christians in the Muslim world.
(From Foxnews.com) – “Convert. Submit to Islam. Or face the sword.” In recent days, the besieged Christian community in Raqqa, a city in northern Syria, has faced those three stark alternatives. The terrorist group known as ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) made their demands after seizing control of the region. They required […]
Stories of Muslim’s mental instability, circumstances fabricated to build his murder defense, rights advocate says.
CAIRO, Egypt (Morning Star News) – More than a week after a Muslim went on an anti-Christian rampage in Upper Egypt that left one woman dead and another wounded, many area Coptic women are still too afraid to leave their homes, residents said. In Kom Ombo, 48 kilometers (30 miles) north of Aswan, the Muslim on […]
Conversations between Morsi and terrorist leader revealed.
(Morning Star News) – As former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi’s trials continue, it’s enlightening to consider what is likely to be one of the centerpieces: longstanding accusations that Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood party worked with foreign terrorist organizations, including Al Qaeda, against the national security of Egypt. Based on these accusations of high treason, […]
Seeking stability, Copts appear resigned to support document.
CAIRO, Egypt (Morning Star News) – Across Egypt, Christians are lining up today and Thursday to vote on a new constitution that many consider highly flawed but the best option – and a substantial improvement over the last constitution drafted by Islamists. The nation’s Christian leaders are urging the rank-and-file to vote in favor of the […]
In Nigeria, terrorists weren’t the only ones terrorizing Christians.
(Morning Star News) – Last year Egypt saw its greatest level of attacks on Christians; more Christians were killed in Syria’s civil war than anywhere else; and an Islamist rebel take-over in the Central African Republic brought new atrocities to the historically unstable country. But where political instability and civil war were not contributing factors, […]
Mohammed Hegazy, now with new name, jailed for allegedly inciting ‘sectarian strife.’
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 […]
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 […]