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Motorcyclists Open Fire on Coptic Wedding Party in Cairo

Long-running hostility and violence towards Egyptian Copts by Muslims continued when gun-wielding motorcyclists attacked a church wedding party on Sunday in northern Cairo
An Egyptian Coptic wedding party was fired upon on Sunday; 3, including an 8 yr old girl, were killed. (Illustration image)

An Egyptian Coptic wedding party was fired upon on Sunday; 3, including an 8 yr old girl, were killed. (Illustration image)

Egyptians on motorcycles opened fire on a wedding party outside of a Coptic Church in the northern Cairo neighborhood of  Al-Warak  on Sunday, October 20.

Although no one has yet claimed responsibility, long-simmering hostility towards Copts by Muslim Egyptians reached the boiling point when former President Mohammed Morsi was overthrown by the military, led by Egyptian General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

When al-Sisi announced Morsi’s removal, the head of the Coptic Church, Pope Tawadros II, appeared alongside him. That appearance, and Tawadros’ remarks that the move to replace Morsi was directed by those with “Egypt’s best interests at heart,” led many already willing to believe the worst of the Copts, to believe the large Christian minority in Egypt was part of a consipracy to rid Egypt of the fundamentalist Muslim leader, and return the country to military rule.

The gunmen murdered three at the scene, with nine others wounded. An eight-year old girl was among the fatalities, as were a man and a woman.

About the Author: Lori Lowenthal Marcus is the US correspondent for The Jewish Press. She is a recovered lawyer who previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools.


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6 Responses to “Motorcyclists Open Fire on Coptic Wedding Party in Cairo”

  1. Goodness, I hope nobody wrecked their motorcycles.

  2. Goodness, I hope nobody wrecked their motorcycles.

  3. Well I Guess I Will Be Seein Some Muslim Biker’s ,Cause I Need FREE Part’s !

  4. As long as the people weren't murdered by Jews, it doesn't really matter, does it?

  5. Where is that big mouth Jew hater, Tutu?
    He has never made any comment bout Christians being murdered in Arab/Islamic countries.
    But when Israel protects itself against Islamic terrorism, and builds a security wall/ fence to stop the suicide murdereers from entering Israel, he has plenty to say.
    His hatred of Jews and Israel is so great, that he could not care about the slaughter of Christians.
    The only country in the entire Middle East, where Christians are safe and protected by law, is Israel

  6. Yechiel Baum says:

    just like in France by the arabs

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