Daily Archives: May 26, 2017

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2017 Minya attack by Satan Worshipers: from Wikipedia 


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017_Minya_attack?wprov=sfla1

On May 26, 2017, masked gunmen opened fire on a convoy carrying Coptic Christians traveling fromMaghagha in Egypt‘s Minya Governorate, killing at least 28 people and injuring 22 others. The convoy was en route to Monastery of St. Samuel the Confessor in theBeni Suef Governorate when it was attacked.

Quick facts: Location, Date …

Background

Coptic Christians in Egypt have faced growing persecution and sectarian violence in recent years, and in February 2017, Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant – Sinai Province called for attacks on Christians, causing hundreds of Christians in the North Sinai region to evacuate from their homes and to decline to celebrate the Easterholiday. On 9 April 2017, Palm Sunday, ISIS-SP bombed two Coptic churches—St. George’s Church in the northern Egyptian city ofTanta on the Nile delta, andSaint Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, the principal church in Alexandria—killing 45 people and injuring at least 125 others. In response to the Palm Sunday attacks, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi announced aState of Emergency across the entire country for a period of three months.

Attack

The three-vehicle convoy was near the village of Adwa in northern Minya Governorate, near the border with Beni Suef Governorate, when it was ambushed on a road to the monastery by 8-10 gunmen reportedly in military-style uniforms. Attackers shot at a mini-bus containing children, killing at least six, including four-year-old and two-year-old children. Gunmen also entered a bus in the convoy, stealing phones and jewelry from female riders and killing the men, “leaving Islamist leaflets among the bodies.” A pickup truck in the convoy with workmen headed to the monastery was also targeted, and at least eight workers were killed.After the attack, the gunmen drove off in three four-wheel drive vehicles. No group has yet taken responsibility for the attack, although analysts suspect that ISIS was responsible.

Aftermath and reactions

After the attack, President el-Sisi organized an emergency meeting with top security officials. Security forces in Minya sent out patrols and set up checkpoints along roads in the area in an attempt to find the attackers. In the evening of the day of the attacks, the president appeared on television to address the nation and announced he had ordered retaliatory attacks against terrorist training camps in neighboring Libya.State media said fighter jets had conducted six strikes against sites in the vicinity of the port city of Derna where the militants responsible for the attack were believed to have trained.

Current Grand Imam of al-Azhar Ahmed el-Tayeb, presently in Germany, stated, “I call on Egyptians to unite in the face of this brutal terrorism.”

Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his heartfelt condolences and stressed that Russia remains a reliable ally of Cairo in the fight against terrorism.

See also

Coptics (Copts) from Wikipedia


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persecution_of_Copts

Copts (Copticⲟⲩⲣⲉⲙ’ⲛⲭⲏⲙⲓ ‘ⲛ’Ⲭⲣⲏⲥⲧⲓ’ⲁⲛⲟⲥou.Remenkīmi en.Ekhristianos, literally: Egyptian Christian) are native Egyptian Christians, usually Orthodox, who currently make up around 10 to 20% of the population of Egypt — the largest religious minority of that country. While Copts have cited instances of persecution throughout their history, Human Rights Watchhas noted “growing religious intolerance” and sectarian violence against Coptic Christians in recent years, and a failure by the Egyptian government to effectively investigate properly and prosecute those responsible. Over a hundred Egyptian copts have been killed in sectarian clashes from 2011 to 2017, and many homes and businesses destroyed. In just one province (Minya), 77 cases of sectarian attacks on Copts between 2011 and 2016 have been documented by theEgyptian Initiative for Personal Rights. The abduction and disappearance of Coptic Christian women and girls also remains a serious ongoing problem.

Ancient era

Roman rulers

St. Mark the Evangelist is said to have founded the Holy Apostolic See of Alexandriaand to have become its firstPatriarch. Within 50 years of St. Mark’s arrival in Alexandria, a fragment of New Testament writings appeared in Oxyrhynchus (Bahnasa), which suggests that Christianity already began to spread south of Alexandria at an early date. By the mid-third century, a sizable number of Egyptians were persecuted by the Romans on account of having adopted the new Christian faith, beginning with the Edict of Decius. Christianity was tolerated in the Roman Empire until AD 284, when the EmperorDiocletian persecuted and put to death a great number of Christian Egyptians. This event became a watershed in the history of Egyptian Christianity, marking the beginning of a distinct Egyptian or Coptic Church. It became known as the ‘Era of Martyrs‘ and is commemorated in the Coptic calendar in which dating of the years began with the start of Diocletian’s reign. When Egyptians were persecuted by Diocletian, many retreated to the desert to seek relief. The practice precipitated the rise of monasticism, for which the Egyptians, namely St. Antony,St. BakhumSt. Shenouda andSt. Amun, are credited as pioneers. By the end of the 4th century, it is estimated that the mass of the Egyptians had either embraced Christianity or were nominally Christian.

In 451 A.D., following theCouncil of Chalcedon, theChurch of Alexandria was divided into two branches. Those who accepted the terms of the Council became known as Chalcedonians orMelkites. Those who did not abide by the Council’s terms were labeled non-Chalcedonians orMonophysites (and laterJacobites after Jacob Baradaeus). The non-Chalcedonians, however, rejected the termMonophysites as erroneous and insisted on being calledMiaphysites. The majority of the Egyptians belonged to theMiaphysite branch, which led to their persecution by theByzantines in Egypt, this continued until the Arab conquest of Egypt.

Islamic era

Arab-Muslim conquest of Egypt

The Muslim conquest of Egypttook place in AD 639. Despite the political upheaval, Egypt remained a mainly Christian land, although the influx of Arab immigrants and gradual conversions to Islam over the centuries changed Egypt from a mainly Christian to a mainlyMuslim country by the end of the 14th century.

Today’s Birthday:Cornelius Vanderbilt (1794)


Today’s Birthday:
Cornelius Vanderbilt (1794)

Cornelius was the patriarch of the famous Vanderbilt family. As a youth, he ferried freight and passengers in New York Harbor. As an adult, he gained control of most of the ferry lines around New York City and quickly expanded up and down the coast. He had similar success in the railroad business and died with an estate worth more than $100 million, the largest personal fortune accumulated in the US to that date. Why did Vanderbilt, who had 13 children, leave nearly everything to just one son? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History:Christopher Reeve Is Paralyzed (1995)


This Day in History:
Christopher Reeve Is Paralyzed (1995)

Having starred in four Superman movies beginning in 1978, Reeve was an immensely popular actor by the 1990s. He was also an avid athlete and equestrian. During an event in 1995, his horse spooked before a jump, throwing Reeve. He landed on his head and was paralyzed from the neck down. He briefly considered suicide, but instead spent the rest of his life campaigning for spinal injury research. His friend Robin Williams was the first person to make Reeve laugh after the accident. How? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day:Thomas Hardy


Quote of the Day:
Thomas Hardy

The sky was clear—remarkably clear—and the twinkling of all the stars seemed to be but throbs of one body, timed by a common pulse. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day:Body Farms


Article of the Day:
Body Farms

Body farms are used in the field of forensic anthropology to help law enforcement officials, medical examiners, and crime scene investigators study human decomposition. The original body farm, the University of Tennessee Forensic Anthropology Facility, is simply a wooded area where bodies are exposed to the elements in different ways and left to decompose. These experiments help researchers understand how various conditions affect decomposition. How do body farms acquire their cadavers? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day:a kernel of truth


Idiom of the Day:
a kernel of truth

A singular element of truth or wisdom within a greater story, narrative, speech, or claim, especially when most or all other elements are fictitious or of questionable veracity. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day:facile


Word of the Day:
facile

Definition: (adjective) Working, acting, or speaking with effortless ease and fluency.
Synonyms: eloquent, silver-tongued, smooth-spoken, fluent, silver
Usage: Those facile and brilliant phrases and ideas struck me as the finest things I had yet known in literature, and I borrowed the book and read it through.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch