On the 7th of January 2019, in the village of Manshiet Zafrana, Minya governorate, a mob of Muslims incited by hate speeches from mosques after Friday Muslim Prayers objecting to Christians to pray in private in house (a frequent events in Egypt specially in el-Minya governorate) surrounded the House Church and demanded its closure.

 

Similar event happened in another House church in Kafr El-Mansora, Minya, again it was closed and sealed by Police in December 2018. 

 

The mob in the village of Manshiet Zafrana demanding closing the House Church shouting abuse and insults towards Christians and the priest, see videos below.

 

Manshiet Zafrana village there is about 1000 Christians, no Coptic church in the village, and the nearest church is about 5 km.

 

On 11 January 2019, again, a mob surrounded the House of Prayers, shouting insults and abuse towards Christians and blocked the place, police came and evicted the priest, closed the house of worship to appease the fanatic Muslims, the video shows public cerebration, joy, street dancing for the closure of the "house church"

 

Copts in Egypt face not just facing systemic state persecution/ discrimination, usually from the middle/ lower ranking officials specially in Minya, but also societal persecution after years of hate speeches and hate sermons spread from some mosques, specially by gradates from Al-Azhar and their books, tapes and cassettes.

 

What makes matter worse is the police collusion, forcing an non official reconciliation meeting between the beleaguered victims and belligerents ending in favor of Muslims fanatics, Christians would be compelled to give up their rights, occasionally they are forced to pay sums of money and the case does not to court.

 

This police impunity gives green light for acts of hate of Christians to continue.


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