Copt arrested for allegedly
turning his home into a church
CAIRO, Egypt - Egyptian police on Sunday arrested a Coptic man for
allegedly turning his house into a church, police said.
Sulieman Ibrahim, a farmer from a village in the province of Sohag,
about 290 miles (455 kilometers) south of Cairo, had turned his house
into a church where Copts from the area prayed daily, police said.
Muslims in Ibrahim's village of Nag'a al-Keeman complained to police
hearing people's prayers coming from the house, police said, who added
that some of the Muslim villagers were planning to attack the house.
Some Christians live in Nag'a al-Keeman. The village is near the town of
el-Kosheh, which was the center of violence against Christians in
January 2000 in which 21 people, (All Copts), were massacred
This report clearly demonstrates the lies of the Egyptian Government's
propaganda that is trying to falsely depict the Copts as living in
harmony in Egypt, and shows how the Egyptian media is responsible for
creating the culture of intolerence and hatred towards everything that
is not Islamic to the point that regular Muslims every now and then
attack a church alledging that the prayers are loud ignoring the fact
that Mosques all over Egypt broadcats prayers through loud speakres
caring less for the environment, students and the sick patients.
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