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Riot leaves an Egyptian village without Christians
Associated Press ^ | Aug 4, 2012, 3:36 PM EDT | SARAH EL DEEB

Posted on 08/04/2012 1:15:15 PM PDT by Hunton Peck

DAHSHOUR, Egypt (AP) -- When the angry mob was rampaging through town, storming her home and those of other Christians, the 70-year-old woman hid in her cow pen, pushing a rock against the door. There she cowered for hours, at one point passing out from tear gas being fired by police that seeped in.

When Sameeha Wehba emerged just before dawn, she found she was the only Christian left in this small Egyptian village just south of Cairo.

Dahshour's entire Christian community - as many as 100 families some estimate - fled to nearby towns in the violence earlier this week. The flock's priest, cloaked in a white sheet to hide him, was taken out in a police van. At least 16 homes and properties of Christians were pillaged and some torched and a church damaged.

The violence was ultimately rooted in a dispute over a badly ironed shirt that escalated into a fight in which a Christian burned a Muslim to death, in turn sparking the rampage by angry Muslims.

"It was a devil's moment," Wehba said Thursday at the home of her Muslim neighbors, who have taken her in. "Whoever caused this was the devil's son."

The unprecedented exodus underscores how sectarian divisions that festered under decades of Hosni Mubarak's rule are taking a turn to the worse, complicated by the problems of post-revolution Egypt, a country where 10 percent of the population are Christian.

Police forces have been weakened and often don't carry out their duties. Islamists have been emboldened, with rhetoric fanning hatreds. In an atmosphere of lawlessness, Muslims and Christians alike feel freer in unleashing prejudices that in the past were kept barely under the surface.

Most notably in Dahshour, police did nothing as tensions spiraled following the burning of the Muslim man late last...

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: arabspring; christians; egypt; islam; islamistwinter; muslims

1 posted on 08/04/2012 1:15:26 PM PDT by Hunton Peck
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To: Hunton Peck

It’s a far cry from kiss-in’s, but the hatred is the same.


2 posted on 08/04/2012 1:17:57 PM PDT by Loud Mime (Defeat Obama. Everything else is secondary)
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To: Hunton Peck

Instead of allowing millions of illegals in, we should give refugee status to all Coptic Christians who wish to flee Egypt.


3 posted on 08/04/2012 1:19:15 PM PDT by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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4 posted on 08/04/2012 1:19:15 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Loud Mime
"It’s a far cry from kiss-in’s, but the hatred is the same."

Post of the week!!!

5 posted on 08/04/2012 1:24:29 PM PDT by liberateUS
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To: LukeL

Totally agree that we should give refugee status to Coptic Christians.


6 posted on 08/04/2012 1:24:29 PM PDT by MondoQueen
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To: LukeL

Yep!


7 posted on 08/04/2012 1:26:16 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: Hunton Peck
Devout Muslims following the commands of the pedophile assassin Mohammad...

...only apostates of Islam show mercy to the unbelievers...

...the God of Abraham and Isaac blessed the first two and left the third to Lucifer.

8 posted on 08/04/2012 1:28:04 PM PDT by Happy Rain ("Obamacare like all Marxist fails, outlaws redress before creating it's demand.")
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To: Hunton Peck

Remember this ‘angry mob’ was put into power with help from our White House.


9 posted on 08/04/2012 1:30:16 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eat my dog!)
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To: ColdOne

"I'm Barack Obama, and I approved this ethnic cleansing."

10 posted on 08/04/2012 1:40:06 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (This too, shall pass, unless we're in Harry Reid's Senate and "this" is a budget.)
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To: Hunton Peck
"The violence was ultimately rooted in a dispute over a badly ironed shirt that escalated into a fight in which a Christian burned a Muslim to death, in turn sparking the rampage by angry Muslims."

Not such a good thing for either side.

11 posted on 08/04/2012 1:41:31 PM PDT by arkady_renko
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To: arkady_renko

The Christians’ house was being stormed by a Muslim mob enraged over a scorched shirt.

Don’t drink the Leftist/Islamist/MSM equivalency Kool Aid.


12 posted on 08/04/2012 1:46:51 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (This too, shall pass, unless we're in Harry Reid's Senate and "this" is a budget.)
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To: arkady_renko

Without knowing any of the facts, I’m sure the Muslim who was burned to death by a Christian was trying to kill the Christian and it was all in self-defense.

Either that, or a Muslim burned a Muslim to death and blamed it on an innocent Christian.


13 posted on 08/04/2012 1:54:34 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: Hunton Peck

IIRC Christians provide the trash removal and processing services for Cairo. Remove those services and Egyptians may relearn a word once taught ten times there.


14 posted on 08/04/2012 1:55:58 PM PDT by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: Hunton Peck
Isn't this what we bombed the Serbians for doing?

Why the different treatment, UN & NATO?

15 posted on 08/04/2012 2:02:21 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: WashingtonSource
Something like this?


16 posted on 08/04/2012 2:05:05 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Hunton Peck

This kind of persecution is common in the middle east. Where ever Muslims form a majority, non Muslims are persecuted. It’s part of Islam. Why do people still doubt this?


17 posted on 08/04/2012 2:11:16 PM PDT by Judge Kovitzky (Eat more chicken.)
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To: Hunton Peck

OK


18 posted on 08/04/2012 2:55:20 PM PDT by arkady_renko
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Hey jackass, still “inspired”?


19 posted on 08/04/2012 2:56:57 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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Take note, people, how the so-called Conservative pundits will FAIL to mention the ethnic cleansing in response to the jackwagons whom boast about Obama’s “accomplishments” concerning the regime changes in Egypt and Libya.

The Left has aligned itself with the bromofus in its genocidal effort to eradicate Christianity.


20 posted on 08/04/2012 3:03:42 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Hunton Peck

Egypt was once almost 100% Christian.

Then the muslims appeared on the scene.

They either enslave Cristians, kill them or forceably convert them.

Before Obama’s “Muslim Spring” there were about 6 million Christians left in a population of 82 million but that number has no doubt been reduced since then.

Soon there won’t be any Christians left.


21 posted on 08/04/2012 3:08:31 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: Judge Kovitzky

Here, here, Islame’s koran states that killing non believers is part of the faith, a law unto itself, like the Ten Commandments of the Old Testament, but the Bush’s and others state it’s a religion of peace, what they don’t understand is that it is a peaceful religion until they have the numbers to carry out what’s stated in the koran, kill nonbelievers!


22 posted on 08/04/2012 3:13:53 PM PDT by IslamE (epiphany)
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To: IslamE

People who still think good muslims are the peaceful ones are confused, because peaceful muslims are apostates.

The only “good” muslims are the terrorists, because they obey the Koran.


23 posted on 08/04/2012 4:39:44 PM PDT by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: MikeSteelBe

You good Sir, are 100% correct!


24 posted on 08/04/2012 4:57:41 PM PDT by IslamE (epiphany)
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