Tag: Egypt

Report: Hamas Planned Church Bombings on Christmas

| January 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood planned a series of bombings at Egyptian churches, according to a report in the Kuwaiti paper Al-Watan, according to Channel 10 news. According to the report, the attacks were to take place on Christmas. Terrorists in Sinai had succeeded in gathering explosives for the planned attack. Egyptian intelligence reportedly foiled the […]

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37 Churches Destroyed in Egypt

| September 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

A new report from Human Rights Watch has revealed the extremity of the bloodshed against Egypt's Coptic Christians. Since Aug. 14, 37 churches have been either destroyed or badly damaged, and at least five others were attacked, leaving at least four people dead. In addition, scores of Christian businesses and schools have been looted, vandalized and […]

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Boston minister, Everett woman freed in Egypt

| July 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

The son of an abducted Dorchester minister — released today after days of being held hostage in Egypt — said he is “exuberant” to hear that his father has been freed. “I want to hear my father,” an emotional Rev. Jean Louis said at an impromptu press conference outside his family’s Dorchester home, where relatives […]

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Abduction of Hub pastor tests faith of family, flock

| July 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

Family and parishioners of Dorchester minister Michel Louis, taken hostage last week on a pilgrimage to Mount Sinai, voiced gratitude yesterday for high-level efforts in Washington, D.C., and expressed faith that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, now in Egypt, will do what she can, but added they see a higher authority at work. “We know […]

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Man gets 5 years for attack on Cairo synagogue

| March 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

Egypt's supreme state security court has convicted and sentenced a man to five years in prison for throwing a makeshift bomb at Cairo's main synagogue. Authorities said Hussein was repeatedly jailed for drug dealing and was implicated in attacks organized in the 1980s by Islamic militant groups targeting video stores. Gamal Hussein shouted at the […]

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Coptic priest found dead in Assiut

| February 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

CAIRO: A Coptic Priest was found killed in his home in the Southern City of Assiut on Monday. Reverend Dawood Boutros had been dead for two days before relatives found him after failing to get in contact with him for two days. Following the announcement of his death, around 3,000 Copts protested in Assiut in […]

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Extremists Abduct Daughter of Church Contractor in Egypt

| February 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

Muslim extremists on Saturday abducted the daughter of a church building contractor who is involved in the controversial building of a church in northern Egypt, reports a Coptic rights organization. Nesma Sarwat, 18, the daughter of the building contractor for the controversial St. Mary and St. Michael church in Talbiya, within Egypt’s third largest city […]

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What’s Going On With Egyptian Synagogues?

| February 19, 2011 | 1 Comment

Concerns have grown from the Egyptian revolutions about the country’s priceless antiquities. Despite Zahi Hawass’s assurances that many items have remained safe, it appears much has been damaged. Egypt also has invaluable Jewish sites, like the synagogue at Alexandria, but these are not mentioned in the media as much. During all the chaos, what has […]

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CSI Monitoring Civil Unrest in Egypt

| February 1, 2011 | 2 Comments

Since 25 Jan 2011 Congregational Security Inc has been closely monitoring the situation in Egypt and it's effects on security at places of worship worldwide.  Our Intelligence Division is in constant contact with our security analysts and security partners in the Middle East and world wide. If your place of worship or religious organization would […]

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Muslim Mob Attacks Church and Loots Christian Homes in Egypt

| June 22, 2009 | 0 Comments

(AINA) — An Egyptian Muslim mob attacked a church on Sunday, 6/21/2009 in the village of Ezbet Boshra-East, El-Fashn, smashing its windows and assaulting Copts with clubs and white weapons, wounding 25 Copts, in the presence and with the instigation of the State Security. On Monday 6/22/2009, El-Fashn prosecution issued an order for the village […]

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