In recent eruptions of violence, scores of churches plus Christian-owned businesses and homes have continued to come under attack in Egypt.
According to experts, the violence seems to have been a reaction to the government's crackdown on two camps in Cairo, established to call for the reinstatement of ex-President Mohamed Morsi.
Since Morsi was ousted, extremist, radical Islamists have targeted the country's Christians, stating that they hold them partly responsible.
Muslim genocide of Christians in Syria, therefore, is escalating. Only last week, a 10-year-old Christian girl was shot dead on the way home from her Bible class.
Media reports state that 27 church buildings and at least 30 Christian-owned homes were attacked in the violence unleashed by pro-Morsi supporters. (The government, however, reported attacks on only 7 churches.)
According to the Egyptian Health Ministry, 235 people were killed and more than 1000 injured in the clashes. However, estimates of the casualties vary widely with some reports even stating that the death toll could be around 1000.
Sohag St. George church is under attack by radical Islamist Morsi supporters in the picture below (Mostafa Hussein)
Christian Prayer points:
Pray that there would be no more outbreaks of violence;
Pray for God's protection over all Christians in Egypt;
Pray for God's healing mercy upon all those injured in the attacks;
Pray that the LORD would comfort families mourning the loss of loved ones.
Pray for the persecutors of Christians in Syria, as well as throughout the rest of the Middle East and the world, that Muslims will continue to come to know the the R-E-A-L Jesus (Relational-Empowering-Authentic-Life-giving)) ...not the Qur'anic 'Isa'.