Sharia in action against Copts in Egypt – take a look Archbishop Williams
Posted by sioeengland on February 10, 2008
Copts number among SIOE’s most ardent supporters. This is largely because the plight of Copts in Egypt is vitually ignored (read censored) by the European mainstream media.
The virtual reality presented by our mainstream media is that islamic persecution of minotirites does not exist!
Virtual reality = real censorship
Here is an example of the reality of sharia law as the Copts experience it in Egypt. With thanks from Coptic News Canada
Islam forced copts to pray out in the open
On the site of their collapsed church
A Call for Help From the Coptic Community in “Wesh Elbab”, Beni Sueif
Tuesday, 29 January 2008 On 28/01/2008, 1000 Copts in the village of Wesh Elbab, Beni Sueif were forced to pray out in the open on the site of their collapsed church.The following is a translation of a letter sent by the Coptic community in Beni Sueif to Dr. Selim Naguib, Canadian Coptic Association, describing their plight with the authorities over a collapsed church building.Dear Dr. NaguibThis letter is to inform you of the injustice we have suffered at the hands of a discriminating city council and authorities including the Beni Sueif governorate police. We are writing on behalf of the Coptic community of the village “Wesh Elbab” in Beni Sweif, and 20 neighboring villages.Our community numbers 6000 Copts. On January 16th, 2008 we obtained a permit to renovate the ailing churchof St Mina in our village. The church was built in 1960, and suffered structural damage as a result of the 1992 earthquake.Building works started as stated on our permit application, which was approved by the relevant authorities. On the second day of work and after the builders left the site at 5:00pm we were contacted by the security guards at the church who reported the walls of the church had completely collapsed into the church interior as a result of digging and sewerage maintenance works in the street. Heavy rains fell that day also contributed to the collapse of the walls.Even though we have eyewitness testimony to the cause of the church collapse, the police accused the congregation of tearing down the church building and subsequently prohibited any renovation work from proceeding and ordered that no prayers can be held in the site either.After writing to representatives, authorities, government officials and the Egyptian human rights organization and receiving no response…we are writing for you to ask your support in our plight.