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Islamist extremists destroy Christian village in Egypt

Islamist extremists destroy Christian village in Egypt

Country: 
Egypt
News Date: 
30/11/2016
Sharia Watch
Summary: 

A mob of angry Muslims have ransacked a Christian village in Egypt over rumours a church was going to be built there, a charity has said. According to International Christian Concern (ICC) the mob attacked Manshiet El-Naghamish in Sohag Governate last Friday, destroying a Christian guesthouse and nine believers' houses and severely damaging four Christian-owned shops. ICC also says four Coptic Christians were injured in the attack. The charity says the attack happened because local Muslims believed a recently built four-storey building in the village would become a church.