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Egypt: Man with a history of attacking Christians blocks priest’s car and attacks him with stones

Persecution of Christians in Egypt: we remain in prayer for our brothers and sisters of the Coptic Orthodox Christian Church in Egypt as they are persecuted on a nearly daily basis for their faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, often with attacks on individuals such as this one.

Not only the Copts, but also our 300,000 Greek Orthodox brothers and sisters in Egypt suffer sporadic persecution, discrimination, and harassment, and as we see so often, frequently Egyptian officials do little or nothing to alleviate their plight.

For previous coverage of the persecution of Christians in Egypt, see here.

“Egyptian Priest Nearly Murdered,” International Christian Concern, February 7, 2020:

02/07/2020 Egypt (International Christian Concern) – Local news reports that a Coptic Priest in Alexandria was nearly murdered on February 3rd as he was heading to Anba Wanas Church. He was attacked by a parolee who blocked the priest’s car and began attacking him with stones. Fortunately, only the car was damaged. The parolee, nicknamed Kareem Madi, has a history of attacking Christians—especially women and girls. The police have apprehended him.

This is the third case since the start of 2020 when an extremist with a known reputation of targeting Christians nearly killed one in Lower Egypt. Attacks of this nature are more common in the south, but also go unreported more often, more so as free speech constricts….

These incidents are a reminder that while Egypt may be experiencing less Christian fatalities than previous years, the mindset which encourages the targeting of Christians still exist. It is a mindset that is encouraged by the government by its policies which view Christians as second-class citizens and Islam as the official religion of the country.

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