Rioters

After Friday prayers on 27 March, a ob of armed Muslim rioters from several villages stormed the Egyptian village of Al-Our, which had been home to 13 of the 20 Egyptian Christians beheaded by IS militants in Libya the previous month. Enraged by the unexpected decision of President al-Sisi to give permission to local Christians to construct a church building, the rioters threw stones and fired bullets at the church sign and the service buildings on the plot where construction work had recently begun. Many Christians did not dare to attend the memorial service for the Christians killed in Egypt, which was scheduled for the following day; they stayed at home to protect their houses in case of further attacks. Pray that President al-Sisi will be able to create in Egypt a more tolerant and accepting attitude to the Christian minority.

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