Ikhwanweb :: The Muslim Brotherhood Official English Website

Tue927 2022

Last update02:07 AM GMT

Back to Homepage
Font Size : 12 point 14 point 16 point 18 point
:: Issues > Copts
Train Attack on Copts Opens Fresh Wounds
Train Attack on Copts Opens Fresh Wounds
An attack on a south bound train Tuesday evening which killed one Copt and injured others Copt's is all Egypt needs following international expressions of concern over the safety of its Christian population.
Wednesday, January 12,2011 08:54

An attack on a south-bound train Tuesday evening which killed one Copt and injured other Copts is all Egypt needs, following international expressions of concern over the safety of its Christian population.

The gunman's flurry of random shots could very well spark a new wave of Christian rioting as Copts are still traumatized by the  New Year's Eve Alexandria church blast which resulted in a total of 23 deaths and close to 100 injuries. Government officials claim that foreign groups are behind the church bombings. According to sources there is no apparent motive behind the train shooting, however, its repercussions are clearly something the authorities do not want to reckon with.

Police are currently questioning the suspect who was dressed in uniform and identified as policeman Amer Ashour Abdel-Zaher.

The attack comes only too soon after Egypt recalled its ambassador to the Vatican, following comments by Pope Benedict XVI where he cited that governments must take effective measures to protect religious minorities.

A spokesman for Egypt's Foreign Ministry, Hossam Zaki, condemned the remarks and charged the Pope with interfering in Egypt's internal affairs, arguing that it was unacceptable.

Egypt's top cleric, Imam Ahmed el-Tayyib, issued more than one statement also blasting the Pope's remarks. He stressed that the protection of Christians is an internal affair and should be carried out by the governments as the Christians are Egyptian citizens like any others

tags: Christian / Copts / Alexandria / Church / Egyptian Government / / Benedict XVI / Muslims and Copts / Muslims and Christians / Ahmed al-Tayeb /
Posted in Copts  
Related Articles
Salafi Tortured to Death in Church Blast Interrogations
Amnesty International Condemns Church Blasts and Calls for Improved Protection Ahead of Coptic Christmas
Egyptian Ministers Pelted with Stones by Angry Christian Demonstrators
Muslim Groups Nationwide Call for Initiative to Protect Churches on Coptic Christmas
Shehab Center for Human Rights Calls for Investigation into the Death of a Citizen in Alexandria's Al-Montaza Police Station
23 dead in latest Alexandria Bomb Toll as Protests escalate Across Egypt
Investigation Underway as Egyptian Government Blames Foreign Actors in Bombing
Sources reveal names of victims of Alexandria blast including both Muslims and Christians
MB Chairman Sends Best Wishes to all Copts and Christians Worldwide
Egyptians Unite against Al-Qaeda Threat to Copts
US Copts protest against construction of NY mosque near Ground Zero
Egyptian government fails to fulfill promises to protect human rights
Copts accuse regime of prejudice