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Coptic Church warns of "alarming" rise in attacks, as Egyptian Christians flee

Coptic Church warns of "alarming" rise in attacks, as Egyptian Christians flee

Country: 
Egypt
News Date: 
25/02/2017
Sharia Watch
Summary: 

A recent spate of deadly attacks on Christians in North Sinai has been described as "alarming" by the Coptic Church in the UK. Hundreds of believers have fled the Egyptian province after the seventh member of their community was killed by Islamic State in less than one month. General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the UK, Bishop Angaelos told Premier: "What we haven't seen done robustly across Egypt in all of these situations is people actually being brought to account and this gives rise to a sense of impunity, where certain crimes are going to be seen as unchecked and unpunished.