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    » 08/14/2013, 00.00

    EGYPT

    Egypt, Muslim Brotherhood assaults 22 Christian churches



    The attacks are connected to the evacuation of Islamist sit-ins by the police. At the moment there is no data about any deaths or injuries. Fr. Rafic Greiche, spokesperson of the Egyptian Catholic Church, spoke of at least seven Catholic churches attacked, and another fifteen Coptic Orthodox and Protestant churches

    Cairo (AsiaNews) - The Muslim Brotherhood's anger for the forced evacuation of the pro-Mohamed Morsi sit-ins has been unleashed against Christians. In the last few hours, the Islamists have attacked seven Catholic churches and a full fifteen religious structures of the Coptic-Orthodox Church and the Protestant church. The attacks took place in Cairo and in the governorate of Sohag (Upper Egypt). The news was announced by Fr. Rafic Greiche, spokesperson for the Egyptian Catholic Church, who underlined the fact that the Western media has remained silent about the attacks. At the moment it is unclear whether any persons have been injured or killed.

    The reprisal occurred immediately after last night's clashes in the neighborhoods of Nadha and Rabaa al-Adawiya, in the capital, and in Alessandria, el-Fayum and Suez, where the police brought in bulldozers to level the camps organized in the last few weeks by the Muslim Brotherhood. 95 persons died in the attack, according to army sources.

    To avoid chaos, the Egyptian government has declared a state of emergency. (S.C.) 

     

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