Saturday, February 26, 2011

Egyptian Armed Forces Fire At Christian Monasteries, 19 Injured

(AINA) -- For the second time in as many days, Egyptian armed force stormed the 5th century old St. Bishoy monastery in Wadi el-Natroun, 110 kilometers from Cairo. Live ammunition was fired, wounding two monks and six Coptic monastery workers. Several sources confirmed the army's use of RPG ammunition. Four people have been arrested including three monks and a Coptic lawyer who was at the monastery investigating yesterday's army attack.
Monk Aksios Ava Bishoy told activist Nader Shoukry of Freecopts the armed forces stormed the main entrance gate to the monastery in the morning using five tanks, armored vehicles and a bulldozer to demolish the fence built by the monastery last month to protect themselves and the monastery from the lawlessness which prevailed in Egypt during the January 25 Uprising... More


Magister Christianus said...

Is this getting any coverage in the MSM?

eutychus said...

not that I am aware of nor am I very surprised.

Euripides said...

Doesn't look like any coverage. These are the forgotten victims in the MSM orgy to embrace Egyptian "democracy." The media also ignores the terrible war going on in Mexico, preferring a sanitized version of the "poor, beleaguered illegals" over the real and dangerous drug cartels just on the other side of our border.