Simultaneous Muslim Attacks on Ethiopian and Egyptian Orthodox Christians at St. Michael Churches in Ethiopia & Egypt
Posted by addisethiopia on June 22, 2016
The End Times
“At that time Michael, the great prince who protects your people, will arise. There will be a time of distress such as has not happened from the beginning of nations until then. But at that time your people—everyone whose name is found written in the book—will be delivered. Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake: some to everlasting life, others to shame and everlasting contempt. 3 Those who are wise[a] will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever.”
Islamic terrorist attacked a group of Orthodox Christians who were attending morning prayers at St Michaels Church (Oromia Jimma Zone, Kunbi Wereda Kumbi). The attack took place during the early hours of 15th June 2016.
As per the available information, the attackers came from Addis Ababa and attacked the Christian faithful with swords. Two Christians were severely injured, along with 5 Muslims in the Village. One of the terrorists was arrested.
Patriarch Abune Mathias visited the injured who are now under treatment in Addis Ababa. The Ethiopian Patriarchate will cover the entire cost of the treatment and will make the necessary follow-up with the government.
‘Fanatic’ Muslim mob torches 80 Christian homes in Egypt over church rumour
AN ANGRY crowd destroyed dozens of Christian homes and properties in an Egyptian village last week in protest over rumoured plans to build a church.
The Muslim mob, which were described as “fanatic” by a terrified witness, began wreaking havoc at a Christian-owned building which was under construction.
The crowd believed it was set to be turned into a Christian church and took umbrage, setting fire to the building and other nearby Christian properties.
They also destroyed the construction materials and injured Christians who attempted to reason with them.
Christian resident Mousa Zarif said: “On Friday afternoon, following Friday noon prayer, a great deal of fanatic Muslims gathered in the front of the new house of my cousin, Naim Aziz, during its construction because of a rumour spread in the village that this building would be turned into a church.
“They were chanting slogans against us. Among these slogans were: ‘By no means shall there be a church here.’”
Christian residents of the village of Al-Beida are currently forced to travel four miles to pray at the Holy Virgin and the Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church.
When the church’s priest heard what was taking place in the village he rushed to the scene, where he was also set upon.
Zaire said: “They also intercepted the car of Father Karas Naser, the priest of the Holy Virgin and the Archangel Michael Coptic Church when he arrived at the village.
“They attacked him but some moderate Muslims intervened, rescuing him from their hands and getting him out of the car.”
Police were called to the scene but either could not or refused to stop the destruction. The crowd continued to set homes and cars on fire in the presence of officers, and also gathered outside the doors to Christian buildings to perform their afternoon prayers on loudspeakers.
Anba Makarios, a Christian cleric for the region, said: “No one did anything and the police took no pre-emptive or security measures in anticipation of the attacks.
“We are not living in a jungle or a tribal society. It’s incorrect for anyone to declare himself judge, police and ruler.”