Egypt: Islamists Kill Two Christians For Not Voting For Muslim Brotherhood Candidate
By Stefan J. Bos, BosNewLife – “CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)– Native Christian missionaries in Egypt remained concerned Saturday, June 30, saying at least two fellow believers were killed by suspected Islamists since Mohammed Morsi was declared the country’s president.
Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood ‘announced they would destroy the country if Morsi didn’t win, but they also said they will take revenge from all those who voted for [his opponent Ahmed] Shafiq, especially the Christians as they are sure we did vote for Shafiq,’ am Egyptian missionary leader said in a letter distributed by Christian Aid Mission (CAM) group.
‘Yesterday they began by killing two believers in [the area of] el Sharqiya because of this,’ the missionary added, speaking on condition of anonymity.
The names of the two Christians known to the missionaries were not immediately released.
These latest reported killings came just weeks after video footage of a convert from Islam to Christianity being murdered by Muslims was shown on on Egyptian television…
Native missionaries and other Christians said the footage of the brutal beheading was the latest indication of what they called ‘the violent threat to religious freedom’ in the post-Arab Spring revolution-era.
‘Native missionary families are deeply disturbed and even fearful because of recent developments in Egypt,’ CAM Africa Director Rae Burnett told BosNewsLife.” Read more.
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