Raymond Ibrahim @ FrontPage:
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 popularYoum7, 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:
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).
A better close up. This image shows a masked sniper with rifle in hand preparing to open fire at the cathedral — confident that security forces will not intervene.
Another man prepares to hurl stones at the cathedral, even as security forces stand by watching.
A masked man, with a rifle, sits inside an Egyptian armored vehicle — bought with U.S. taxpayer money — and fires at the cathedral.
More snipers attacking Copts and their cathedral.
Yet another picture showing rioting Muslims throwing projectiles (upper left-hand corner) at the cathedral. A man with a pole (in yellow circle) dismantles or destroys something — a cross, or something else of Christian significance? — and Egyptian “security” (lower left-hand corner, in red circle), idly stand by.
There was a time when Copts were the majority religion in Egypt.
Now, new leadership in Egypt openly say there is no place for Coptic Christians in Egypt.
Most Copts who could leave on their own dime have already left Egypt.
Soon there will be more very poor Copts who will simply walk or float away as far as they can get.
And. as we see from the escalation of hostilities, there will be many dead Copts and a few dead from among Morsi’s hard-liner supporters.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRtznVLTAVE&lc=DhVrvKSXJO1hXyD4f0jDqLv_Iq-51Q2P6P8XsIFGQH0 this girl has a point
God protect Egypt and his people
they are worse than a bunch of animals, and will not get better, now OBAMA, do you regret asking PRESIDENT MUBARACK to leave?
all those he ask to resign where replace by the muslim brotherhood, approve by OBAMA,
and some where accepted here as the arab league,
is the man who had the courage to make a movie still in prison?
he was right on by exposing the muslims. who crucified JESUS again
get him out of prison.