Islamic law forbids Christians to build new churches or repair old ones. The international establishment media will take little notice of this. But imagine the international outcry if non-Muslims anywhere stormed a mosque. From the ubiquitous “Islamophobia” propaganda, one might get the impression that such things happen all the time. In reality, they never do.
“Coptic diocese says hundreds assault church in Egypt,” Associated Press, December 23, 2017:
CAIRO (AP) — Hundreds of Muslim demonstrators assaulted an unlicensed church south of Cairo, an Egyptian Coptic Christian diocese said on Saturday, in the latest assault on members of the country’s Coptic minority.
The incident took place after Friday prayers when demonstrators gathered outside the building and stormed it. The demonstrators chanted hostile slogans and called for the church’s demolition, the diocese in Atfih said. The demonstrators destroyed the church’s contents and assaulted Christians inside before security personnel arrived and dispersed them.
The wounded were transferred to a nearby hospital but didn’t elaborate.
The church in Giza just outside of Cairo is yet to be sanctioned by the state but has been observing prayers for 15 years. The diocese said it had officially sought to legalize the building’s status under a 2016 law that laid down the rules for building churches.
Local authorities often refuse to give building permits for new churches, fearing protests by Muslim conservatives. That has prompted Christians to illegally build churches or set up churches in other buildings. In contrast, building a mosque results in few restrictions….
EDITORS NOTE: The featured image is of Egyptian Coptic Christians hold a blood-spattered poster depicting Jesus Christ after the morning mass inside the Saints Church in Alexandria, Egypt, Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011. Photo: Ben Curtis / AP Photo.