Attack by Muslim mobs on newly built St Mary and Anba Abraam church in Cairo United Copts of Great Britain (article and video)
United Copts of Great Britain learned that an attack by more than 3000 Muslim extremists’ mob took place on yesterday 23/11/08. The attack has led to extensive damages to St Mary and Anba Abraam church, Ain Shams, Cairo. The building of the church which was consecrated the same day in the morning seems to have trigged massive hostility.
The radicalised mob could not stand the sight of the building which they called “infidels worship house in Islamic Land” shouting “No god but Allah” and “Allah Akbar” “we will demolish the church” Events escalated from bad to worse when the number of Muslim demonstrators swelled up reaching more than 3,000 people who gathered in front of the Virgin Mary and Anba Ibraam church.
Security forces tried to disperse the protesters but they could not meet the hostile crowd which came in large numbers from different areas. The crowed attacked the church, hurled stones and burned several cars owned by Christians, and causing the injury of more than 5 people. Worshipers and several priests were trapped inside the church unable to return home because of the hostile crowd outside.
The Egyptian police did not seem to be too bothered about arresting the perpetrator of violence at the start of the riot. The police had a flimsy existence from the beginning of the attack about 5pm local time.
At 12 midnight, Cairo time the police arrested Imad Abdullah, Joseph Fuad Ramses and Yusuf Nasim all Christians. Also arrested 38 Muslim youth but soon released 30 of them “under the pretext of being minors”
United Copts of Great Britain learned that the Assistant Investigation Police Department deputy Inspector Wael Tahoon had a hand in planning and executing the attack on the church.
Fanatic Muslims started to gather about 5 o’clock in the afternoon, the influx of a large number of citizens from different parts of Ain Shams, Ezbet El-Nakhl, Madinet El-Salaam, and Mataria made the numbers well over 3000. The crowd started shouting and denouncing the building of a new church.
Slogans such as “We will demolish the church” “Islam is the solution "," God is great "," there is no church to be build here "... etc continued till 4am on 24th November.
The UN had no comment, only to belch the following:The President of the UN General Assembly has launched an unprecedented attack on a UN member state from the Assembly podium. Going beyond even existing UN resolutions, Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann of Nicaragua accused Israel of apartheid and called for "a campaign of boycott, divestment and sanctions" against it. Reminiscent of a classic antisemitic slur, Brockmann (himself a Roman Catholic priest and one-time official of the World Council of Churches) also claimed our Palestinian "brothers and sisters are being crucified" by Israel.