Egyptian Islamist Gunmen Kill 28 Christians

Discussion in 'World Events' started by Yazata, May 26, 2017.

  1. Yazata Valued Senior Member

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    This time it was two buses on a desert road about 100 miles south of Cairo. The buses were filled with Coptic Christians, most of them children, on their way to visit a monastery in the desert. Death toll at 28, with at least 25 wounded (probably many more). From the look of the buses after the attack, it's unlikely that anyone aboard wasn't killed or wounded. Photos look like a slaughter-house and blood was literally streaming from the buses like water.

    The attackers were at least two small trucks full of men in military fatigues, wearing masks and equipped with AKs.

    https://www.rt.com/news/389798-egypt-coptic-christians-killed/

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-egypt-security-idUSKBN18M10P

    Analysts are suggesting that Islamist radicals want to ruin the uneasy and fragile relationship between Muslims and Christians in Egypt. Christians are about 10% of the population. Their community dates back to Byzantine times and was there before the Muslims arrived in the 600's CE. Apparently the goal is to destabilize the Sisi government so that the Islamists can once again take over.

    This attack comes on the heels of the bombing of two high-profile Coptic churches in Alexandria and Tanta during services this last Palm Sunday, that killed 44 and wounded 118.
     
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  3. timojin Valued Senior Member

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    It is interesting . There is hardly any news in the world, is like who cares they are Christian. Incidents in France, England Germany ,USA, big issue was made , but the massacre in Egypt will die away as nothing happen
     
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  5. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    What kind of astonishes me is seeing a front page news article about one or two people killed in a first world county, but the 30 to 50 thousand children dying every day from preventable causes in third world countries is relegated to page 3.
     
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