Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Egyptian Forces Allow and Abet Savage Attack on St Mark Coptic Cathedral in Cairo (w/photos)

There have been so many reports coming out about this ongoing horrendous jihad attack against the Copts' holiest church, St Mark's Cathedral, which has gone on for days now, that I was looking hard for what to post that would sum it up and provide some perspective.

Well, our good friend Raymond Ibrahim has just posted a brief article, with numerous photos, which begin to show the extent of the assault, and prove that Egyptian authorities not only are doing nothing to protect the Copts, nor to arrest the perpetrators, but may even be aiding the jihadis.

I'm only posting a couple of photos below. Do click over to Raymond's site for the full report.

In Pictures: Savage Islamic Attack on St. Mark Cathedral Allowed by Egyptian Forces


Egypt’s Coptic Christians frequently accuse State Security and police of overlooking Muslim attacks on Christians and their places of worship, especially monasteries and churches.  The Western mainstream media often ignores these accusations, or mentions them in passing as “unsubstantiated reports.” Last weekend’s assault on the St. Mark Cathedral — unprecedented in significance — was no different, except for the fact that there are many pictures demonstrating State complicity.

To recap: After last Sunday’s St. Mark Cathedral funeral service for Egypt’s most recent Christian victims of jihad — including one man set aflame — gangs of Muslims attacked the Christian mourners, resulting in the deaths of two more Copts, including one shot through the heart.   Hundreds of Christians retreated back into the cathedral — both to get out of harm’s way, and to protect their holiest site.  They were trapped there all night, enduring projectile and firebomb attacks.   State Security also opened fire on the cathedral, including through tear-gas.

Several Egyptian media outlets and newspapers, especially the popular Youm7,  have published a variety of pictures showing mobs, if not terrorists, attacking the cathedral in front of absolutely indifferent, possibly approving, security forces.  Some of these pictures, with my captions, follow:

A Muslim burns a Bible in front of the cathedral, right under  security’s nose. In Egypt, if a Christian is merely accused of “desecrating” a Koran, he/she gets several years in prison. Yet here is a Muslim burning a Bible, with photo evidence, but he has nothing to fear.

St. Mark Cathedral, holiest site for Egypt’s indigenous Christians — and home of the Coptic pope — now turned into a war zone,  under Muslim Brotherhood leadership.

Muslim”youth” climb to the roof of a building adjacent to St. Mark Cathedral to attack it. To the left, a man winds to hurl a projectile at it. And in the white circle to the right, high-ranking Egyptian officials and security stand by watching (easily recognizable by their hats and helmets).