Muslim mob destroys a Coptic parish bldg in Egypt
Muslim mob destroyed a Coptic parish building in Egypt
Source: Anna Kovaleva - especially for Sedmitsa.Ru
CAIRO. In Egypt a Muslim mob smashed a building being constructed by a Coptic parish. Coming out of the mosque of the village Fanous, 130 km from Cairo, hundreds of Muslims with hammers, singing Islamic songs, headed for the Coptic parish. The Copts were building a 2-storey building -- the 1st floor was to be a reception room and the 2nd - Kindergarten.
According to the portal Assyrian International News Agency, there was a meeting of Muslim and Coptic village elders at which it was decided to keep only one floor of the building.
The Muslims rumored that Copts were building a church, and not a kindergarten. Minarets in neighboring villages called on their Muslim brothers to destroy "the church." As a result, the building was razed to the ground.
Village elders verbally condemned "unjustified actions of youth" in breach of the agreement. Law enforcement officers arrived after the demolition of the building. No one was arrested.
Copts in police refused to name Muslims involved in the riots. In the village they are a minority, and fear for their families, which often leave, going to work in Cairo.
Destruction of property belonging to Christians in Egypt happens regularly. As is customary, no one bears responsibility for this.
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