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Egyptian Christians Fear More Muslim Violence‏

Mary Abdelmassih | 1 November 2009

Egypt (AINA) -- Egyptian security forces have intensified their presence in the Upper Egyptian town of Dairout, in anticipation of a recurrence of Muslim violence against Christians. Copts expressed their fear over leaflets entitled "These have to Die!" which are being distributed to all Muslims in Dairout and neighborhoods, enticing them to "burn, vandalize and clean the country of these evil immoral infidels."

Reports from Dairout, 313 km south of Cairo, confirm that Christian Copts are afraid to leave their homes and have stayed indoors since violence against them erupted on October 24, 2009. This collective punishment of Copts was caused by an illicit sexual relationship between a Muslim girl, Hagger Hassouna, and the Christian Romany Farouk Attallah. It was rumored that he sent videos of them intimately together to cell phones in Dairout before fleeing. This prompted the Hassouna family to kill his father, Farouk Attallah, on October 19, 2009, in revenge. Four of the Hassouna killers were detained by prosecution, leading to Muslim riots against the Copts (AINA 10-27-2009) .

According to Wagih Yacoub of the Middle East Christian Assosiation (MECA), Muslim-owned businesses are now displaying stickers with 'Allah Akbar' (Allah is Great) to differentiate between them and Coptic-owned businesses, as a form of pre-planning for a forthcoming wave of Muslim violence.

Handwritten leaflets (Arabic) have been circulated among Muslims in Dairout for the last two days; they call on Muslims to unite to take revenge for their religion and honor, claiming that Hagger Hassouna is innocent and that she was forced into vice, and "all Jews and Christians should come to learn that Muslim honor is precious." The fliers state that Muslims are the masters of the world since beginning of times until the present day, and entices them to "burn and vandalize and clean the country of the evil immoral infidels."

It also calls on Muslims to take revenge for the "rings of prostitution" which are the churches and in particular the church in the village of Ezbet Hanna. Those specifically named to be killed are Reverend Pavlos of the Church of the Virgin Mary, Coptic lawyer Gamal Youssef, two brothers who own an optometry practice, and a Copt who owns a beauty saloon and photography shop.

Muslims are asked to die for their honor and they will be rewarded with eternal paradise. "Do not say it is a matter of just a girl, no, it is a public and a serious issue, it is the biggest issue, it is Islam's issue." A transcript of the the leaflet (in Arabic) is published on Copts United website.

A video that surfaced yesterday entitled "Revenge for Honor," showing a half-naked girl, assumed to be a Copt, is being distributed all over Dairout on cell phones. Ezzat Aziz of Copts United reported on the contents of the video of the assumed Coptic girl by saying "Details of the video shows the fear experienced by the girl as four Muslim men were undressing her." According to Aziz the video seemed to have been shot in a secluded house and the girl was threatened to get undressed and was begging her captors to let her go as she was tired. She was half-naked, but refused to take off the rest of her clothes. The men repeatedly asked her if she "knew the Dairout Girl."

Comparing the videos, Aziz said that the first (of Hagger Hassouna) shows "a girl who knew what she was doing" while the second (of the assumed Coptic girl) was of "a girl forced to undress." Aziz did not say whether the Coptic girl was named in the video, but he mentioned that the four men forcing her to undress proudly gave their full names.

Coptic websites have refused to publish the video of Hagger Hassouna, saying it would be incompatible with Christian ethics.

On Saturday, October, 31 the four Muslims accused of killing Farouk Attallah are expected appear in court again. A repeat of the Muslim mob violence which took place on October 24 is anticipated should prosecution extend their detainment once again.


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10- I am still shaking m
Kim email | 24 October 2015
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I am still shaking my head...I don\\\'t know if I mneeiontd it before, but the first thing that came to mind last week was the movie \\\"Wag the Dog\\\"...I a lot of things. Mostly, at the blinders people have on. I applaud your courage!
9- God is Love
Flora email | 5 August 2011
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God is Love and thats all that matters
8- may god be with you all.
skai email | 17 March 2011
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Milad Milad, Very true in what you said. It is so unfortunate that the vast majority of people around the world don\\\'t know what Coptic -Christians are going through and how they[copts]were treated over the centuries. I always try to give for people to see. Just log on
7- Depend on Him
Ibrahim email | 12 January 2011
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The most important thing that we should do is to depend on Him.Pray all the time. I am sure He will come quiclky to help us because we are his beloved sons.
6- يا مرحب بالاستشهاد
ابن الانبا رويس email | 12 January 2011
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ما بنخاف نرحب بالاستشهاد
لكن نرفض نفاق الحكومة
نرفض دموع الممثلين
نرفض المحبة الزائفة
نرفض كلام الطيب
وفى النهاية م تسيبناش يا عدرا
5- need help
Sameh email | 11 January 2011
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مندوب شرطة بوحدة مباحث بني مزار يطلق النار علي اسرة مسيحية داخل القطار المتجه من أسوان إلى القاهرة رقم 979 – أسباني مراكز و وقع نتيجة اطلاق النار وفاة مواطن مسيحي و اصابة 5 اخرين منهم اثنين بحالة حرجة ........ فين بقي الامن في الموضوع ده لما الامن هو اللي بيعمل كدا
4- need help
Sameh email | 11 January 2011
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مندوب شرطة بوحدة مباحث بني مزار يطلق النار علي اسرة مسيحية داخل القطار المتجه من أسوان إلى القاهرة رقم 979 – أسباني مراكز و وقع نتيجة اطلاق النار وفاة مواطن مسيحي و اصابة 5 اخرين منهم اثنين بحالة حرجة ........ فين بقي الامن في الموضوع ده لما الامن هو اللي بيعمل كدا
3- god save us
noshy saed email | 7 December 2010
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god save us on the worlid
2- Civilized Egypt?
Milad Milad email | 18 January 2010
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The rule of the law is the first attribute of a civilized and sovereign country. Law enforcement must be capable and unbiased to keep equitable law and order across the lands for all inhabitants. Police forces across Egypt are neither capable nor unbiased. It is sad to say that double standards is the rule, fairness is the exception, in Egypt when it comes to Muslims versus Christians.

Muslim fanatics go to the Friday prayers in mosques only to be enflamed by religious sermons that call for killing and looting Christians as the public enemy # 1 of their Islam under the very nose of the government and the highest Islamic religious authority in Egypt, and the Arab world, the Azhar. All the Sheiks of the Muslims that serve in mosques across Egypt report to the Azhar. They setup external loudspeakers in the streets around their mosques on Fridays and publicly entice violence against the Christians, while the government is standing helpless, careless and yes, condoning.

The blood of Christians is the only thing that quenches the mobs' thirst while the government drags its feet in responding to the ensuing riots to maintain a fake peace and order. Due to the pathetic state of the Egyptian police in general, criminal evidences collected from crime scenes are skimpy, corrupted and cannot stand any court review, biased or unbiased alike. With many hundreds of Egyptian Christians brutally and cold bloodedly killed in day light over the last decade, the pathetic Egyptian Justice system is yet to hand down one death sentence.

Where is Egypt going? Sudan and Somalia come immediately to mind.

What infuriates the mobs is the numbers of Muslim conversion to Christianity all around them. Many thoughtful Muslims are now discovering the futility of a religion that calls for violence and bloodshed to survive. With the technological advancement of the Internet and Televised airwaves, government censorships cannot put a dent on the spread of Christian teachings of love, peace and forgiveness over the airwaves. For every Christian killed in the streets of Egypt there are tens of Muslims converting to Christianity. As for the Muslim dominated Egyptian government, it welcomes and publicly honors Christians converting to Islam but hounds, arrests and prosecutes any Muslim converting to Christianity. If the Muslim relatives move to kill the convert and “wash their honor”, they can do so under blatant cover up of the police.

Does not it boil down to the peaceful life, love and teaching of Christ versus the violent life, violence and teaching of the Prophet Mohammad; the Bible versus the Koran?
1- enough
remon hossny email | 17 January 2010
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enough voilence and enough bad thinking and hate and enough revange and lets try to live in peace and love and god will bless our country otherwise we will not develop at any time and we must say thet god is present and he see and listen and hear all this and he will be with christaian and no one can have a victory on our church
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