58 churches destroyed. "But it is not a war between Christians and Muslims", says the spokesperson of the Catholic BishopsCairo (Agenzia Fides) - 58 churches and Christian institutions were attacked and set on fire in Egypt in past days. This was reported to Fides Agency by Fr. Rafic Greiche, spokesman of the Catholic Bishops of Egypt. "Out of 58 churches attacked 14 are Catholic, the rest belong to the Coptic Orthodox, Greek Orthodox, Anglican and Protestant communities" says Fr. Greiche. "The attacks against the churches took place all over the Country, but are concentrated especially in the areas of Al Minya and Assiut, because it is there that we find the headquarters of the jihadists, responsible for this violence", adds Fr. Greiche.
"It should be emphasized – the priest says - that Muslims who live in the vicinity of the affected churches have helped men and women religious to put out the fires of the religious buildings".
"This is not a civil war between Christians and Muslims", emphasizes Fr. Greiche. "It is not a civil war but a war against terrorism. And the majority of the population is against terrorism and religious extremism", concludes Fr. Greiche. (L.M.) (Agenzia Fides 19/08/2013)
The Muslim Brotherhood Are Destroying Egypt -- If Given the Opportunity They Would Do the Same to America
After their power grab in Egypt following the revolution, their desire to achieve their own agenda made them blind to Egypt's pressing problems, leading the country to the verge of bankruptcy. Twenty-two million Egyptians signed a "Rebel petition" demanding changes. Then, when they saw no action, over 33 million Egyptians took to the streets demanding the ousting of President Morsi. The Armed forces had to side with the will of the people and removed him from office.
Thereafter, the Muslim Brotherhood staged sit-ins, occupying two locations in Cairo; Rabaa and Nahda. During their sit-ins which lasted about a month and half, the Brotherhood committed all kinds of atrocities, including torture and murder. They blocked major traffic and made life unbearable for the inhabitants of buildings in the areas. They used adjacent streets as toilets, causing health hazards. They stockpiled heavy weapons and large amounts of ammunition. After giving them several warnings, the police finally decided to disperse them with the use of non-lethal force. This is no different than our government dispersing the Wall Street Protesters.
The days that followed have been chaotic. The Brotherhood has attacked countless government offices. Thus far across Egypt 32 churches have been completely burned, 19 churches have been damaged, 5 Christian schools and 7 church-related buildings were destroyed, along with 190 homes, businesses, hotels and pharmacies owned by Christians.
President Obama: The response of the American administration has been disappointing. Trying to lay the blame on both sides, as if they were equally responsible is unfair. Neutrality sometimes can amount to a blatant aggression. We expect you to side with the victims and the overwhelming majority of the Egyptian people and to condemn the aggressors. Thank you.