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Muslims Murder 7 After Christmas Mass

From those defenders of the faith at the Associated Press:

Christian protestors throw stones during clashes between Coptic Christians and Egyptian police in Qena province, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) from the famous ancient ruins of Luxor, Egypt Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010.

Egyptians riot after 7 killed in church attack

By Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press Writer

January 7, 2009

CAIRO – Thousands clashed with police during a funeral procession Thursday for the seven people killed in an attack on churchgoers leaving a midnight Mass for Coptic Christians, security officials said.

The protesters pelted cars with stones. Earlier, they smashed ambulances at the hospital in frustration over delays in turning over the bodies for burial. A security official says police fired tear gas to disperse the crowd.

The official and witnesses spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue.

The riots follow an attack the previous night, in which three gunmen in a car sprayed automatic gunfire into a crowd leaving a church in the town of Nag Hamadi, about 40 miles from the ancient ruins of Luxor. The lead attacker was identified as a Muslim…

Egypt’s Interior Ministry said the attack was suspected as retaliation for the November rape of a Muslim girl by a Christian man in the same town.

Security was tight in the town as police deployed in search for the suspects. The release of bodies may have been delayed because of fear the funerals would turn into a flashpoint for more violence. ..

The funeral procession took place later and was attended by local officials. Security officials said some 5,000 protesters shouted: "Long live the Cross," and "No to persecution." The protesters also stoned police cars, and scuffled with security. Shops shut their doors in the town to avoid the violence…

Coptic Christians are limited in where they can build churches and must obtain government approval before expanding existing facilities. The government insists Christians enjoy the same rights as Muslims

The head of provincial security, Mahmoud Gohar, told reporters that security agents have identified the lead attacker, an alleged known criminal, and his location has been determined. No arrests have been made yet

The original headline for this Associated Press story was: “Gunmen kill 7 at Egypt church after Christmas Mass.”

But apparently that was a little too descriptive. So it and the entire article was re-written to emphasize the ‘rioting’ by the evil Christians.

Notice that the AP carefully excised the minor detail that this attack occurred immediately after the Coptics’ Christmas Mass, which, like the rest of the Orthodox Christians, they celebrated on Thursday.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, January 7th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

9 Responses to “Muslims Murder 7 After Christmas Mass”

  1. Reality Bytes says:

    “Coptic Christians are limited in where they can build churches.” (Religious Discrimination?! Of course not!)

    “and must obtain government approval before expanding existing facilities.” (Prejudiced Government Interference?! Nah!!!!)

    The government insists Christians enjoy the same rights as Muslims… (See?! What’s the big deal?!)

    Remember when our free press journalists questioned government & reported the facts instead of their claims?

    Journalism ain’t dead with guys like Steve Gilbert chasing down the news, but sure’s got one hell of a case of cancer!

  2. proreason says:

    Looks like those Coptic Christians got what they deserved.

    No more shouting “no to persecution”, not if they know what’s good for them.

    If only people like them would stop the insanity, the world could succomb to the religion of peace.

  3. canary says:

    For month now, there has been a surge of Christians being murdered & persecuted across the world, but our media isn’t covering it. Guess, the media is following public school laws.

  4. U NO HOO says:

    Divine Liturgy is a more appropriate term for Eastern Christian “Mass.”

    “Mass” refers to Western Catholic Church eucharistic consecration services.

    Don’t some people know nothing?

  5. Sharps Rifle says:

    I wonder where the world’s outrage is at the way native Egyptian Christians are treated by the mohammedan Arab usurpers?

    Look it up. Egypt was once the most Christian country on Earth.

  6. canary says:

    The story of how Ronald Reagan, Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, Ralph Reed, and finally Karl Rove and George W. Bush mobilized this army of Christian foot soldiers need not be repeated here. Suffice it to say that today white evangelical Christians (along with conservative Catholics) are the heart and soul of the Republican Party’s grassroots base–….It is their issues – abortion, gay marriage, prayer in schools, intelligent design, ..posting of the Ten Commandments in the courthouse, homes schooling, voucher plans, and the make-up of the Supreme Court – that often dominate the headlines and serve as one of the major fault lines in American politics.
    …..The single biggest gap in party affiliation among white Americans is not between men and women, or between those who reside in so-called red states and those who reside in blue states, but between those who attend church regularly and those who don’t. — Barack Obama

    Obama has alot of nerves to lump presidents with preachers,
    I think Obama is against Christianity. And for him to imply only white people are Christians may stem from his bigot Jew hating, White hating church.

  7. jobeth says:

    “Egyptians riot after 7 killed in church attack”

    I’m suprised they even mentioned anyone else other than the ‘evil’ Christians.

    Let’s fix that headline for them…

    ‘7 Killed in Christian Church Riot’

    See how much more PC that is? I’m thinking the AP is slipping these days.

  8. The Redneck says:

    Egypt’s Interior Ministry said the attack was suspected as retaliation for the November rape of a Muslim girl by a Christian man in the same town.

    Naturally, I doubt such a rape took place–but weren’t lynchings in America often preceded by claims of rape (and rarely, if ever, had anything to do with rape)?

  9. U NO HOO says:

    “rape of a Muslim girl by a Christian man”

    Yep, fair retaliation, kill seven for one rape.

    PS, RAPE IS BAD AND SO IS MURDER in case you think I condone rape.

    If there was a rape.

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