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5/27/2017 6:32 am  #1

Massacre of Copts on pilgrimage in Egypt

Massacre of Copts on pilgrimage in Egypt

Gunmen in military uniforms stopped a bus carrying Coptic Orthodox pilgrims in Egypt on May 26, and opened fire on the passengers, killing at least 26 people and wounding a roughly equal number.

The gunmen—believed to be Islamic militants—shot passengers at point-blank range, according to Coptic Bishop Makarios of Minya. Many of the victims were children.

The bus was part of a convoy of vehicles carrying Copts from Minya province on a pilgrimage to the monastery of St. Samuel, south of Cairo.

Egyptian President Abdel al Sisi called an emergency meeting of military and security officials in response to the attack. He had already declared a state of emergency after a series of bombings at Coptic churches before Easter.


We live in a time in which decent and otherwise sensible people are surrendering too easily to the hectoring of morons or extremists. 

5/27/2017 6:42 am  #2

Re: Massacre of Copts on pilgrimage in Egypt

The God of Abraham must be weeping to see what has become of some of the various religions that sprang up of his followers. 

"Do not confuse motion and progress, A rocking horse keeps moving but does not make any progress"

5/27/2017 9:50 am  #3

Re: Massacre of Copts on pilgrimage in Egypt

Ramadan has begun.

For the radicalized faction of Islam, the call to purification (jihad) of the fasting month means far more than self-purification through going without food and drink from sunup to sundown.   They apply another meaning to jihad.

Expect more throughout the next 27 days, and especially at the lunar month's end.

Life is an Orthros.

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