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    Palm Sunday: Two attacks (So Far) on Coptic Christain Churches Egypt .. death/injury toll

    CAIRO:

    Church bombing north of Egypt's capital kills 26

    A bomb exploded in a church north of Cairo that was packed with Palm Sunday worshippers, killing at least 26 people and wounding 71 others, officials said.

    The attack in the Nile Delta town of Tanta was the latest in a series of assaults on Egypt's Christian minority, which makes up around 10 percent of the population and has been repeatedly targeted by Islamic extremists. It comes just weeks before Pope Francis is due to visit the Arab world's most populous country.

    CBC TV showed footage from inside the Mar Girgis church, where a large number of people gathered around what appeared to be lifeless, bloody bodies covered with papers. Regional Deputy Health Minister Mohammed Sharshar confirmed the toll.

    ALEXANDRIA:

    Two killed in suicide bombing outside Alexandria church - Egypt state TV | Reuters

    A suicide bomber killed at least two people and injured 21 in front of a church in Alexandria, Egypt on Sunday, state television said.

    The blast occurred hours after a bombing rocked a Coptic church in Tanta in Egypt's Nile Delta, killing at least 25 people and injuring 60.
    30 or so killed, near 100 injured.

    The Copts are the target of violence and discrimination since the 1970s and especially following the revolution that overthrew Hosni Mubarak 2011. And more recently have been blamed for ousting of Mohamed Morsi ..

    Egypt’s Christians in the Shadow of the Muslim Brotherhood

    Hopefully no more, but I fear their will be in the coming days, especially as it is the Christian Palm Sunday and then Holy week ..

    BREAKING:


    https://twitter.com/spectatorindex/s...52639143903232

    ISIS claims responsibility for Egypt church bombing attack
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    RIP

    Ibrahim's friends up to their old tricks.

    Sisi's coup was 100% justified.
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    RIP

    Shocking slaughter; this also happened to the Chaldeans in Iraq.

    The West should be doing more to aid persecuted Christian refugees.
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    Update on numbers:

    Bombings at Egyptian Coptic churches kill 36, injure more than 100 | Reuters

    The first bombing, in Tanta, a Nile Delta city less than 100 kilometers outside Cairo, killed at least 25 and injured at least 78, Egypt's Ministry of Health said.

    The second, carried out just a few hours later by a suicide bomber in Alexandria, hit the historic seat of the Coptic Pope, killing 11, including three police officers, and injuring 35, the ministry added.
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    BREAKING:


    https://twitter.com/spectatorindex/s...52639143903232

    ISIS claims responsibility for Egypt church bombing attack
    Double ISIS Church Blasts Rock Egypt on Palm Sunday: More Than 40 Killed in Alexandria and Nile Delta

    Islamic State claimed responsibility for both attacks, via its Amaq press agency.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robut View Post
    CAIRO:

    Church bombing north of Egypt's capital kills 26




    ALEXANDRIA:

    Two killed in suicide bombing outside Alexandria church - Egypt state TV | Reuters



    30 or so killed, near 100 injured.

    The Copts are the target of violence and discrimination since the 1970s and especially following the revolution that overthrew Hosni Mubarak 2011. And more recently have been blamed for ousting of Mohamed Morsi ..

    Egypt’s Christians in the Shadow of the Muslim Brotherhood

    Hopefully no more, but I fear their will be in the coming days, especially as it is the Christian Palm Sunday and then Holy week ..
    These people are barbaric madmen

    Let God Judge them

    - but I know what I would do....

    Though may He have Mercy upon the Souls of the Innocent murdered today

    - for being Christians...
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    Horrific. RIP

    How is this going to end up - most/all of these ancient Christian communities hounded out of the Muslim-majority world?
    In the meantime we're importing millions of Muslims here. It's a mad world.
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    I don't suppose US television pundits and war hawks will be demanding sanctions against the cpuntries that fund these terrorists, or the hate madrassas that are responsible for a gradual increase in extremism.
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    Anti Catholic brigade will be noticeable on this thread by their ignoring it.
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