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8/12/2013Archangel and St. Anthony Church Attacked After Dispute Over a Speed Bump Escalates8/12/2013ChristianUnknownArson/BurningShootingHouse of Worship0700al-WastaBeni SuefEgyptA dispute arose between Fawzy Abu Saad Rizkallaha and a Muslim neighbor over the placement of a speed bump in front of Fawzy's home. The conflict escalated and Archangel and St. Anthony Church was partially burned, Fawzy's house was shot at, and several other homes were destroyed. The names of the homeowners are: Hanna Abdel Malak, Rushdie Korani Makarios, Diwan Nasrallah Abadir, Said Kamel Said, Sedki Asaad, heirs of Ayub Abdullah, Emad Attia Elias and Nasr Zarif Nasr.http://www.copticsolidarity.org/media-news-events/news/1771-militants-set-fire-to-church-and-houses-of-copts-in-beni-suef-over-speed-bump-dispute
8/14/2013Stones Launched at St. George Church in Alexandria8/14/2013ChristianUnknownAttempted AttackHouse of Worship1000MontazaAlexandriaEgyptStones launched at the Great Martyr Mar Girgis Church in Alexandria (St. George). Ramy Zakaria allegedly was killed during this event. Seventy-one alleged members of the Muslim Brotherhood were arrested and referred to the Alexandria Criminal Court. The first hearing was 24 September 2014, which was adjourned until 20 October 2014. http://www.youm7.com/story/2013/10/21/%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A3%D9%82%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%B7-%D9%8A%D8%AF%D9%81%D8%B9%D9%88%D9%86-%D9%81%D8%A7%D8%AA%D9%88%D8%B1%D8%A9-%D8%AA%D9%81%D8%AC%D8%B1-%D9%85%D9%88%D8%AC%D8%A9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A5%D8%B1%D9%87%D8%A7%D8%A8-%D8%A8%D8%B9%D8%AF-%D8%B9%D8%B2%D9%84-%D9%85%D8%B1%D8%B3%D9%89-212-%D8%AD%D8%A7%D8%AF/1306241#.VRsmOpPF_7c
8/14/2013St. George Church in Arish, North Sinai Burned8/14/2013ChristianUnknownArson/BurningHouse of Worship0000ArishNorth SinaiEgyptSt. George Church in Arish, North Sinai attackedhttp://www.youm7.com/story/2013/10/21/%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A3%D9%82%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%B7-%D9%8A%D8%AF%D9%81%D8%B9%D9%88%D9%86-%D9%81%D8%A7%D8%AA%D9%88%D8%B1%D8%A9-%D8%AA%D9%81%D8%AC%D8%B1-%D9%85%D9%88%D8%AC%D8%A9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A5%D8%B1%D9%87%D8%A7%D8%A8-%D8%A8%D8%B9%D8%AF-%D8%B9%D8%B2%D9%84-%D9%85%D8%B1%D8%B3%D9%89-212-%D8%AD%D8%A7%D8%AF/1306241#.VRsmOpPF_7c
8/14/2013Church and Monastery of the Good Shepherd Burned in Molotov Attack8/14/2013ChristianUnknownLooting/Destruction of PropertyHouse of Worship0000AssiutAssiutEgyptMembers of the Muslim brotherhood attacked and burned down a Franciscan School, the Church of the Good Shepherd, several cars, as well as an army tank using molotov cocktails. The church is part of the School. The nuns and teachers at the school claimed that although they tried contacting the police they were left without the presence of any security forces.http://www.asianews.it/news-en/The-list-of-Christian-churches,-schools,-institutions,-shops-torched-by-the-Muslim-Brotherhood-in-the-last-three-days-28764.html
8/14/2013Angel Michael Church in Assiut Attacked and Burned8/14/2013ChristianUnknownLooting/Destruction of PropertyHouse of Worship0000AssiutAssiutEgyptAssailants threw stones and lit fire to the Angel Michael Church in Assuithttps://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=502106419875027&set=a.119279621491044.29804.119276198158053&type=1&theater
8/14/2013St. George Coptic Orthodox Church in Assiut Attacked and Burned8/14/2013ChristianUnknownLooting/Destruction of PropertyHouse of Worship0000AssiutAssiutEgyptSt. George Coptic Church in Assiut was attacked and burned. The video has been downloaded and preserved with Eshhad. https://twitter.com/SallyYousri/status/367652563752988674/photo/1
8/14/2013Al-Eslah Church in Assiut Attacked and Burned8/14/2013ChristianUnknownLooting/Destruction of PropertyHouse of Worship0000AssiutAssiutEgyptAl-Eslah Church was attacked and burned on Yousra Raghib street in Assiut. http://onaeg.com/?p=1108710
8/14/2013Adventist Church in Assuit Burned8/14/2013ChristianUnknownLooting/Destruction of PropertyHouse of Worship0000AssiutAssiutEgyptAssailants lit fire to the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Assuithttp://www.hrw.org/news/2013/08/21/egypt-mass-attacks-churches
8/14/2013The Altar in St. Therese Church in Assiut Burned8/14/2013ChristianUnknownLooting/Destruction of PropertyHouse of Worship0000AssiutAssiutEgyptAssailants attacked St. Therese Church in Assiut and burned it down. Videos and photos preserved and downloaded.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0K3ELDH884
8/14/2013Apostles Church in Assiut Attacked and Burned8/14/2013ChristianUnknownLooting/Destruction of PropertyHouse of Worship0000AssiutAssiutEgyptAssailants attacked Apostles Church in Assiut and burned it down.https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=502106419875027&set=a.119279621491044.29804.119276198158053&type=1&theater
8/14/2013Holy Revival Church in Assiut Attacked and Burned8/14/2013ChristianUnknownLooting/Destruction of PropertyHouse of Worship0000AssiutAssiutEgyptAssailants attacked Holy Revival Church in Assiut and burned it down.https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=502106419875027&set=a.119279621491044.29804.119276198158053&type=1&theater
8/14/2013Qusiyyah Diocese and Church Surrounded 8/14/2013ChristianUnknownAttempted AttackHouse of Worship0000QusiyyahAssiutEgyptH.G. Bishop Thomas of Qusiyyah, Assiut reported that militants had surrounded the diocese of Qusiyyah and had thrown stones and chanted hostile cheers but there was no further damage. http://www.hrw.org/news/2013/08/21/egypt-mass-attacks-churches
8/14/2013St. John’s Church Attacked and Burned8/14/2013ChristianUnknownLooting/Destruction of PropertyHouse of Worship0000AbnoubAssiutEgyptSt. John's (Mar Yohanna) Church attacked and burned in Assiut. http://www.hrw.org/news/2013/08/21/egypt-mass-attacks-churches
8/14/2013Attempted Attack on the Coptic Orthodox Diocese in Abu Tig, Assiut8/14/2013ChristianUnknownAttempted AttackHouse of Worship0000Abu TigAssiutEgyptAttempted attack on the the Abu Tig Diocese in Abu Tig, Assiut. http://www.hrw.org/news/2013/08/21/egypt-mass-attacks-churches
8/14/2013Attempted Attack on St Fatima Basilica in Heliopolis, Cairo8/14/2013ChristianUnknownAttempted AttackLooting/Destruction of PropertyHouse of Worship0000HeliopolisCairoEgyptAttempted attack on St Fatima Basilica in Heliopolis, Cairohttp://www.asianews.it/news-en/The-list-of-Christian-churches,-schools,-institutions,-shops-torched-by-the-Muslim-Brotherhood-in-the-last-three-days-28764.html
8/14/2013Two Floors in the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church Burned in Giza8/14/2013ChristianUnknownArson/BurningHouse of Worship0000KerdasaGizaEgyptTwo floors of the Virgin Mary Church in Kerdasa, Giza was burned. UPDATE August 6, 2015: Lawyers for those found guilty in the 2013 attack on the Virgin Mary church in Kerdasa have filed an appeal on behalf of 44 of the 71 defendants, stating that they were charged with crimes they did not commit. The Court of Cassation has not decided whether it will accept the appeal or not. Originally the Giza Criminal Court, headed by Judge Mahammed Naji Shehata, had given life sentences to all 69 defendants, and ten year sentences to 2 underage defendants, on charges of breaking into and burning the church. http://www.youm7.com/story/2013/10/21/%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A3%D9%82%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%B7-%D9%8A%D8%AF%D9%81%D8%B9%D9%88%D9%86-%D9%81%D8%A7%D8%AA%D9%88%D8%B1%D8%A9-%D8%AA%D9%81%D8%AC%D8%B1-%D9%85%D9%88%D8%AC%D8%A9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A5%D8%B1%D9%87%D8%A7%D8%A8-%D8%A8%D8%B9%D8%AF-%D8%B9%D8%B2%D9%84-%D9%85%D8%B1%D8%B3%D9%89-212-%D8%AD%D8%A7%D8%AF/1306241#.VSAr8RPF_7d
8/14/2013Church of the Virgin Mary Surrounded and Attacked with Stones in Kafr Abdou8/14/2013ChristianUnknownLooting/Destruction of PropertyHouse of Worship0000October 6 CityGizaEgyptThe Virgin Mary Church surrounded and attacked with stones in Kafr Abdou, October 6 City in Giza. http://www.hrw.org/news/2013/08/21/egypt-mass-attacks-churches
8/14/2013The Virgin Mary Church in al-Nazlah, Fayoum Attacked and Burned8/14/2013ChristianUnknownLooting/Destruction of PropertyHouse of Worship0000Yousif al-SadeekFayoumEgyptThe Old Virgin Mary Church in al-Nazlah, Fayoum Attacked and Burnedhttp://www.youm7.com/story/2013/10/21/%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A3%D9%82%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%B7-%D9%8A%D8%AF%D9%81%D8%B9%D9%88%D9%86-%D9%81%D8%A7%D8%AA%D9%88%D8%B1%D8%A9-%D8%AA%D9%81%D8%AC%D8%B1-%D9%85%D9%88%D8%AC%D8%A9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A5%D8%B1%D9%87%D8%A7%D8%A8-%D8%A8%D8%B9%D8%AF-%D8%B9%D8%B2%D9%84-%D9%85%D8%B1%D8%B3%D9%89-212-%D8%AD%D8%A7%D8%AF/1306241#.VSAr8RPF_7d
8/14/2013Amir Tadros Church and Monastery Attacked and Burned8/14/2013ChristianUnknownLooting/Destruction of PropertyHouse of Worship0100Yousif al-Sadeek/IbshwayFayoumEgyptAmir Tadros (Amir Tawadros/St. Theodore) Church Attacked and Burned. Monastery was attacked and burned down. Brotherhood supporters seemed to have prevented the fire brigade from entering.http://www.eipr.org/content/2013/08/20/1786
8/14/2013Franciscan Church Burned in Suez Burned8/14/2013ChristianUnknownArson/BurningHouse of Worship0000SuezSuezEgyptThe Franciscan Church was burned on Road July 23, Suezhttp://www.hrw.org/news/2013/08/21/egypt-mass-attacks-churches
8/14/2013Archangel Michael Church Attacked and Set on Fire in Giza8/14/2013ChristianUnknownArson/BurningHouse of Worship0001KerdasaGizaEgyptAttackers set the Archangel Michael Church on fire while people were inside, however no one was trapped, and all escaped through the back door. Some youth attempted to fight off the attackers and were beaten, however no one was seriously injured. There was no security present and attackers allegedly prevented fire trucks from reaching the church. Later a man named Saber Farahat was accused and arrested for this crime.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VC5k9p39HEQ
8/14/2013Church of the Virgin Mary and Father Abraam Burned in Minya8/14/2013ChristianUnknownArson/BurningHouse of Worship0000Deir MawasMinyaEgyptAlleged burning of the Church of the Virgin and St. Abraam by "brotherhood" and "Isalmists" in the village of Abu Mawas in Minya. The church was "demolished." http://www.masihyomasr.com/news/view/1794
8/14/2013St. Mina Church in Minya Attacked and Burned8/14/2013ChristianUnknownArson/BurningHouse of Worship0001MinyaMinyaEgyptSt. Mina Church in the south of Minya burned along with a medical center.http://blogs.cbn.com/globallane/archive/2013/08/14/muslim-brothers-massive-church-attack-in-egypts.aspx
8/14/2013Baptist Church Attacked and Set on Fire in Minya8/14/2013ChristianUnknownArson/BurningHouse of Worship0000Beni MazarMinyaEgyptBaptisit Church in Beni Mazar, Minya was attacked and set on fire. There is little information on the perpetrators. http://www.hrw.org/news/2013/08/21/egypt-mass-attacks-churches
8/14/2013Deir Mawas Bisopheric Attacked and Partially Destroyed in Minya8/14/2013ChristianUnknownArson/BurningHouse of Worship0000Deir MawasMinyaEgyptThe Bishopric of Minya confirmed that the church of St. Mary, which serves as the Bishop's residence in Dier Mawas, was attacked and partially distroyed. http://www.vetogate.com/520670
8/14/2013Jesuit Fathers Church and School Attacked With Stones in Minya8/14/2013ChristianUnknownLooting/Destruction of PropertyHouse of Worship0000MinyaMinyaEgyptThe Jesuit Fathers Church, which also houses a school, was attacked with stones.https://wikithawra.wordpress.com/2013/08/25/%D8%AA%D9%88%D8%AB%D9%8A%D9%82-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A7%D8%B9%D8%AA%D8%AF%D8%A7%D8%A1%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%B9%D9%84%D9%89-%D8%AF%D9%88%D8%B1-%D8%B9%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%AF%D8%A9-%D9%88%D9%85%D9%85%D8%AA%D9%84%D9%83-4/
8/14/2013St. Mark Catholic Church Attacked with Stones in Minya8/14/2013ChristianUnknownArson/BurningHouse of Worship0000MinyaMinyaEgyptSt. Mark Catholic Church attacked and stones thrown at it.https://wikithawra.wordpress.com/2013/08/25/%D8%AA%D9%88%D8%AB%D9%8A%D9%82-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A7%D8%B9%D8%AA%D8%AF%D8%A7%D8%A1%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%B9%D9%84%D9%89-%D8%AF%D9%88%D8%B1-%D8%B9%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%AF%D8%A9-%D9%88%D9%85%D9%85%D8%AA%D9%84%D9%83-4/
8/14/2013St. Joseph Nunnery Burned in Minya8/14/2013ChristianUnknownArson/BurningHouse of Worship0000MinyaMinyaEgyptSt. Joseph Nunnery Burned in Minyahttps://wikithawra.wordpress.com/2013/08/25/%D8%AA%D9%88%D8%AB%D9%8A%D9%82-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A7%D8%B9%D8%AA%D8%AF%D8%A7%D8%A1%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%B9%D9%84%D9%89-%D8%AF%D9%88%D8%B1-%D8%B9%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%AF%D8%A9-%D9%88%D9%85%D9%85%D8%AA%D9%84%D9%83-4/
8/14/2013Evangelical Church in Beni Mazar Burned8/14/2013ChristianUnknownArson/BurningHouse of Worship0000MinyaMinyaEgyptEvangelical Church in Beni Mazar, Minya Burnedhttps://twitter.com/ahmedyousryyy/status/367593622864003072
8/14/2013Anba Mousa Church Burned in Minya8/14/2013ChristianUnknownArson/BurningHouse of Worship0000MinyaMinyaEgyptAnba Mousa Church burnedhttps://wikithawra.wordpress.com/2013/08/25/%D8%AA%D9%88%D8%AB%D9%8A%D9%82-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A7%D8%B9%D8%AA%D8%AF%D8%A7%D8%A1%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%B9%D9%84%D9%89-%D8%AF%D9%88%D8%B1-%D8%B9%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%AF%D8%A9-%D9%88%D9%85%D9%85%D8%AA%D9%84%D9%83-4/
8/14/2013Apostles Church and the Medical Center Associated with the Church Burned in Minya8/14/2013ChristianUnknownArson/BurningHouse of Worship0000MinyaMinyaEgyptThe Apostles Church and the Medical Center Associated With the Church Burnedhttps://wikithawra.wordpress.com/2013/08/25/%D8%AA%D9%88%D8%AB%D9%8A%D9%82-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A7%D8%B9%D8%AA%D8%AF%D8%A7%D8%A1%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%B9%D9%84%D9%89-%D8%AF%D9%88%D8%B1-%D8%B9%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%AF%D8%A9-%D9%88%D9%85%D9%85%D8%AA%D9%84%D9%83-4/
8/14/2013Attempted Burning of Salvation of the Souls Church in Minya8/14/2013ChristianUnknownAttempted AttackHouse of Worship0000MinyaMinyaEgyptAttempted burning of the Salvation of the Souls Church in Minyahttps://wikithawra.wordpress.com/2013/08/25/%D8%AA%D9%88%D8%AB%D9%8A%D9%82-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A7%D8%B9%D8%AA%D8%AF%D8%A7%D8%A1%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%B9%D9%84%D9%89-%D8%AF%D9%88%D8%B1-%D8%B9%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%AF%D8%A9-%D9%88%D9%85%D9%85%D8%AA%D9%84%D9%83-4/
8/14/2013Attempted Burning of St. John's Church in Minya8/14/2013ChristianUnknownAttempted AttackHouse of Worship0000MinyaMinyaEgyptAttempted burning of St. John's Church in Minyahttps://wikithawra.wordpress.com/2013/08/25/%D8%AA%D9%88%D8%AB%D9%8A%D9%82-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A7%D8%B9%D8%AA%D8%AF%D8%A7%D8%A1%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%B9%D9%84%D9%89-%D8%AF%D9%88%D8%B1-%D8%B9%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%AF%D8%A9-%D9%88%D9%85%D9%85%D8%AA%D9%84%D9%83-4/
8/14/2013Attempted Attack on Virgin Mary Church in Qena8/14/2013ChristianUnknownLooting/Destruction of PropertyHouse of Worship0000QenaQenaEgyptAn attempted attack on the Virgin Mary Church was prevented by security forces. The church had been attacked with molotov cocktails. https://wikithawra.wordpress.com/2013/08/25/%D8%AA%D9%88%D8%AB%D9%8A%D9%82-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A7%D8%B9%D8%AA%D8%AF%D8%A7%D8%A1%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%B9%D9%84%D9%89-%D8%AF%D9%88%D8%B1-%D8%B9%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%AF%D8%A9-%D9%88%D9%85%D9%85%D8%AA%D9%84%D9%83-4/
8/14/2013St. George Church and the Diocesan Office Attacked and Burned8/14/2013ChristianUnknownArson/BurningHouse of Worship0000SohagSohagEgyptSt. George Church and the Diocesan Office attacked and burned by unknown assailantshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTIc7HYio4U
8/14/2013Virgin Mary and Father Abram Church Attacked and Burned8/14/2013ChristianUnknownArson/BurningHouse of Worship0000SohagSohagEgyptVirgin Mary and Father Abram Church Attacked and Burnedhttps://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=502106419875027&set=a.119279621491044.29804.119276198158053&type=1&theater
8/14/2013St. Mark Church and Community Center Attacked and Burned8/14/2013ChristianUnknownArson/BurningHouse of Worship0000SohagSohagEgyptSt. Mark Church and the community center were attacked and burned in Sohag.https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=502106419875027&set=a.119279621491044.29804.119276198158053&type=1&theater
8/14/2013Virgin Mary Church in Sohag Attacked and Burned8/14/2013ChristianUnknownArson/BurningHouse of Worship0000SohagSohagEgyptVirgin Mary Church in Sohag Attacked and Burnedhttps://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=502106419875027&set=a.119279621491044.29804.119276198158053&type=1&theater
8/14/2013St. Saviours Anglican Church in Suez Attacked and Burned8/14/2013ChristianUnknownArson/BurningHouse of Worship0000SuezSuezEgyptSt. Saviors Anglican Church in Suez was attacked and burned.http://www.anglicannews.org/news/2013/08/urgent-prayers-needed-for-egypt.aspx
8/14/2013Good Shepherd Monastery and Hospital Attacked and Burned8/14/2013ChristianUnknownArson/BurningHouse of Worship0000SuezSuezEgyptThe Holy Shepherd Monastery and Hospital was attacked and burned by unknown assailants.http://www.copts-united.com/Article.php?I=1626&A=106494
8/14/2013Greek Orthodox Church Attacked and Burned8/14/2013ChristianUnknownArson/BurningHouse of Worship0000SuezSuezEgyptThe Greek Catholic Church was attacked and burned by unknown assailants.https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=620212488013547&l=23fe5ac624
8/14/2013Amir Tadros Church in Minya Fully Burned8/14/2013ChristianUnknownArson/BurningHouse of Worship0000Minya MinyaEgyptThe Amir Tadros Church in Minya City was looted and fully burned and destroyed. Reports that the police did not take any action to prevent the violence. http://www.eipr.org/content/2013/08/20/1786
8/14/2013Church of the Virgin Mary Burned in al-Mansoureya, Giza8/14/2013ChristianUnknownArson/BurningHouse of Worship0000ImbabaGizaEgyptThe Virgin Mary Church in al-Mansoureya, Imbaba, Giza was attacked and burned by unknown assailants.http://www.hrw.org/news/2013/08/21/egypt-mass-attacks-churches
8/14/2013Church of the Virgin Mary Burned in al-Omraneya, Giza8/14/2013ChristianUnknownArson/BurningHouse of Worship0000GizaGizaEgyptThe Virgin Mary Church in al-Omraneya, Giza was attacked and burned by unknown assailants.http://www.youm7.com/story/2013/10/21/%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A3%D9%82%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%B7-%D9%8A%D8%AF%D9%81%D8%B9%D9%88%D9%86-%D9%81%D8%A7%D8%AA%D9%88%D8%B1%D8%A9-%D8%AA%D9%81%D8%AC%D8%B1-%D9%85%D9%88%D8%AC%D8%A9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A5%D8%B1%D9%87%D8%A7%D8%A8-%D8%A8%D8%B9%D8%AF-%D8%B9%D8%B2%D9%84-%D9%85%D8%B1%D8%B3%D9%89-212-%D8%AD%D8%A7%D8%AF/1306241#.VSAr8RPF_7d
8/14/2013The Reformed Church (Nahdet al-Qadasa) in Assiut Burned8/14/2013ChristianUnknownArson/BurningHouse of Worship0000AssiutAssiutEgyptThe Nahdet al-Qadasa church was attacked and burned in Assiuthttp://www.mobtada.com/details.php?ID=93152
8/14/2013Abu Seifein Church Attacked in Ezbet al-Nekhl, Cairo8/14/2013ChristianUnknownAttempted AttackHouse of Worship100Ezbet al-NekhlQalyubiaEgyptChurch attacked in Ezbet al-Nekhl in Cairo. Fawzy Moreed was shot to death in the attack. http://www.hrw.org/news/2013/08/21/egypt-mass-attacks-churches
8/14/2013Attempted Attack on the Church of the Virgin Mary in Maadi, Cairo8/14/2013ChristianUnknownAttempted AttackHouse of Worship0000MaadiCairoEgyptAttempted attack on the Virgin Mary Coptic Church in Maadi by a march of protestors; Muslim neighbors helped to intervene to protect the propertyhttp://www.hrw.org/news/2013/08/21/egypt-mass-attacks-churches
8/14/2013St. Mina Church in Giza Attacked and Burned8/14/2013ChristianUnknownArson/BurningHouse of Worship0000GizaGizaEgyptSt. Mina Church in Giza attacked by unknown assailants.http://www.youm7.com/story/2013/10/21/%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A3%D9%82%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%B7-%D9%8A%D8%AF%D9%81%D8%B9%D9%88%D9%86-%D9%81%D8%A7%D8%AA%D9%88%D8%B1%D8%A9-%D8%AA%D9%81%D8%AC%D8%B1-%D9%85%D9%88%D8%AC%D8%A9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A5%D8%B1%D9%87%D8%A7%D8%A8-%D8%A8%D8%B9%D8%AF-%D8%B9%D8%B2%D9%84-%D9%85%D8%B1%D8%B3%D9%89-212-%D8%AD%D8%A7%D8%AF/1306241#.VSAr8RPF_7d
8/14/2013The Martyrs Church in Sol Village in Atfeeh, Giza was surrounded and attacked with stones8/14/2013ChristianUnknownMobbingAttempted AttackHouse of Worship0000AtfeehGizaEgyptThe Martyrs Church in Sol Village in Atfeeh, Giza was surrounded and attacked with stoneshttp://www.youm7.com/story/2013/10/21/%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A3%D9%82%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%B7-%D9%8A%D8%AF%D9%81%D8%B9%D9%88%D9%86-%D9%81%D8%A7%D8%AA%D9%88%D8%B1%D8%A9-%D8%AA%D9%81%D8%AC%D8%B1-%D9%85%D9%88%D8%AC%D8%A9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A5%D8%B1%D9%87%D8%A7%D8%A8-%D8%A8%D8%B9%D8%AF-%D8%B9%D8%B2%D9%84-%D9%85%D8%B1%D8%B3%D9%89-212-%D8%AD%D8%A7%D8%AF/1306241#.VSAr8RPF_7d
8/14/2013Church of the Virgin Mary Attacked With Stones in Minya8/14/2013ChristianUnknownLooting/Destruction of PropertyHouse of Worship0000Minya MinyaEgyptChurch of the Virgin Mary Attacked With Stoneshttps://wikithawra.wordpress.com/2013/08/25/%D8%AA%D9%88%D8%AB%D9%8A%D9%82-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A7%D8%B9%D8%AA%D8%AF%D8%A7%D8%A1%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%B9%D9%84%D9%89-%D8%AF%D9%88%D8%B1-%D8%B9%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%AF%D8%A9-%D9%88%D9%85%D9%85%D8%AA%D9%84%D9%83-4/
8/14/2013Third Evangelical Church Burned and Looted in Minya8/14/2013ChristianUnknownArson/BurningHouse of Worship0000Minya MinyaEgyptThird Evangelical Church Burned and Lootedhttp://www.youm7.com/story/2013/10/21/%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A3%D9%82%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%B7-%D9%8A%D8%AF%D9%81%D8%B9%D9%88%D9%86-%D9%81%D8%A7%D8%AA%D9%88%D8%B1%D8%A9-%D8%AA%D9%81%D8%AC%D8%B1-%D9%85%D9%88%D8%AC%D8%A9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A5%D8%B1%D9%87%D8%A7%D8%A8-%D8%A8%D8%B9%D8%AF-%D8%B9%D8%B2%D9%84-%D9%85%D8%B1%D8%B3%D9%89-212-%D8%AD%D8%A7%D8%AF/1306241#.VSAr8RPF_7d
8/14/2013St. George Catholic Church Attacked in Minya8/14/2013ChristianUnknownLooting/Destruction of PropertyHouse of Worship1000Deir MawasMinyaEgyptCoptic Catholic church of St. George in Delga was accosted and burned down by an angry mob. The priest of the church, Fr. Ayoub Joseph called on authorities for help with no response. Fr. Ayoub stated that the thugs murdered one of his parishoners, Eskandar Doss. http://www.youm7.com/story/2013/8/14/%D9%82%D8%B3-%D8%AF%D9%84%D8%AC%D8%A7-%D8%A8%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%85%D9%86%D9%8A%D8%A7-%D9%8A%D9%86%D8%A7%D8%B4%D8%AF-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AD%D9%83%D9%88%D9%85%D8%A9-%D8%B3%D8%B1%D8%B9%D8%A9-%D8%A5%D9%86%D9%82%D8%A7%D8%B0-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A3%D9%82%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%B7-%D9%81%D9%89-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%82%D8%B1%D9%8A%D8%A9/1203977#.VTmTrNLBzGc
8/14/2013Attempted Attack on St. Mina Church in Beni Mazar, Minya 8/14/2013ChristianUnknownAttempted AttackHouse of Worship0000Beni MazarMinyaEgyptAttempted attack on St. Mina Church in Beni Mazar, Minya. A fire was contained but the church was looted. This is the third attack on the church: one in 2006 and two in 2013. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzOSMPAcPCc
8/14/2013Franciscan School and Church Burned in Beni Suef Burned8/14/2013ChristianUnknownLooting/Destruction of PropertyHouse of Worship0000Beni SuefBeni SuefEgyptThe Franciscan School and Church was burned in Beni Suefhttp://www.hrw.org/news/2013/08/21/egypt-mass-attacks-churches
8/14/2013Angel Michael Church in Tanta, Gharbeya Attacked8/14/2013ChristianUnknownAttempted AttackHouse of Worship0000TantaGharbiyaEgyptRocks thrown at Angel Michael Church on Hekma Street in Tanta, Gharbiya, but were chased off by the police. They then returned with firearms to attack again but were met with a local group of Christian youth who had gathered to protect the church. They then left.http://www.youm7.com/story/2013/10/21/%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A3%D9%82%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%B7-%D9%8A%D8%AF%D9%81%D8%B9%D9%88%D9%86-%D9%81%D8%A7%D8%AA%D9%88%D8%B1%D8%A9-%D8%AA%D9%81%D8%AC%D8%B1-%D9%85%D9%88%D8%AC%D8%A9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A5%D8%B1%D9%87%D8%A7%D8%A8-%D8%A8%D8%B9%D8%AF-%D8%B9%D8%B2%D9%84-%D9%85%D8%B1%D8%B3%D9%89-212-%D8%AD%D8%A7%D8%AF/1306241#.VSAr8RPF_7d
8/14/2013Evangelical Church on Army Road in Suez Attacked and Burned8/14/2013ChristianUnknownArson/BurningHouse of Worship0000SuezSuezEgyptThe Evangelical Church in Suez was Attacked and Burnedhttp://www.youm7.com/story/2013/10/21/%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A3%D9%82%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%B7-%D9%8A%D8%AF%D9%81%D8%B9%D9%88%D9%86-%D9%81%D8%A7%D8%AA%D9%88%D8%B1%D8%A9-%D8%AA%D9%81%D8%AC%D8%B1-%D9%85%D9%88%D8%AC%D8%A9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A5%D8%B1%D9%87%D8%A7%D8%A8-%D8%A8%D8%B9%D8%AF-%D8%B9%D8%B2%D9%84-%D9%85%D8%B1%D8%B3%D9%89-212-%D8%AD%D8%A7%D8%AF/1306241#.VTaOxa3BzGd
8/14/2013St. George Church in al-Wasta Beni Suef Attacked8/14/2013ChristianUnknownAttempted AttackLooting/Destruction of PropertyHouse of Worship0000al-WastaBeni SuefEgyptOn August 14 2013, a group of protestors attempted to assault St. George's church in Beni Suef but were prevented by local residents. Five days earlier, "a Christian organization" in Al-Wasta was torched. The "Christian organization" referred to is Archangel Church which was partially burned down along with the homes of 7 Christians in the village. Four of the homes were completely burned down. This incident occurred due to a dispute over the placement of a speed bump by a Christian in front of his home which angered a Muslim neighbor. The names of the homeowners are: Hanna Abdel Malak, Rushdie Korani Makarios, Diwan Nasrallah Abadir, Said Kamel Said, Sedki Asaad, heirs of Ayub Abdullah, Emad Attia Elias and Nasr Zarif Nasr.http://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2013/08/14/assaults-on-churches-follow-sit-in-dispersal/
8/14/2013Evangelical Church in al-Zorby, Fayoum Attacked and Burned8/14/2013ChristianUnknownLooting/Destruction of PropertyHouse of Worship0000TamiyaFayoumEgyptThe Evangelical Church in al-Zorby Village, Fayoum was attacked and burnedhttp://www.youm7.com/story/2013/10/21/%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A3%D9%82%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%B7-%D9%8A%D8%AF%D9%81%D8%B9%D9%88%D9%86-%D9%81%D8%A7%D8%AA%D9%88%D8%B1%D8%A9-%D8%AA%D9%81%D8%AC%D8%B1-%D9%85%D9%88%D8%AC%D8%A9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A5%D8%B1%D9%87%D8%A7%D8%A8-%D8%A8%D8%B9%D8%AF-%D8%B9%D8%B2%D9%84-%D9%85%D8%B1%D8%B3%D9%89-212-%D8%AD%D8%A7%D8%AF/1306241#.VSAr8RPF_7d
8/14/2013Amir Tadros Church in Daseya, Fayoum Attacked and Burned8/14/2013ChristianUnknownLooting/Destruction of PropertyHouse of Worship0000FayoumFayoumEgyptThe Amir Tadros Church in Daseya, Fayoum was attacked and burnedhttp://www.eipr.org/content/2013/08/20/1786
8/14/2013Church of the Virgin Mary Attacked in Tameya, Fayoum8/14/2013ChristianUnknownAttempted AttackHouse of Worship0000TamiyaFayoumEgyptThe church was attacked but residents of the village confronted the assailants. Molotov cocktails were thrown at Reverend Raphael Sami's home. http://www.eipr.org/content/2013/08/20/1786
8/14/2013New Church of the Virgin Attacked in al-Nazlah, Fayoum8/14/2013ChristianUnknownLooting/Destruction of PropertyHouse of Worship0000Yousif al-SadeekFayoumEgyptAttackers burned several cars outside of the church as well. "Dozens" of muslim brotherhood members attacked two churches in the village of Youssef El Sedik. Villagers tried resisting but were unable to stop the attackers. Contents of the churches were smashed. Members of the Muslim Brotherhood attacked the church and smashed up the inside as well as destroyed the water pipes. There was a "complete absence of the army and police." http://www.elwatannews.com/news/details/259031
8/14/2013Attempted Attack on the Diocese of St. Paul in Tanta8/14/2013ChristianUnknownAttempted AttackHouse of Worship0000TantaGharbiyaEgyptAn attempted attack on St. Paul Church in Tanta, Gharbeya was thwarted by local residents and police effortshttps://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=502106419875027&set=a.119279621491044.29804.119276198158053&type=1&theater
8/14/2013Karmet al-Rosul, Coptic Diocese in Atfeeh Giza Attacked8/14/2013ChristianUnknownLooting/Destruction of PropertyHouse of Worship0000AtfeehGizaEgyptThe Coptic Diocese (Karmet al-Rosul Church) in Atfeeh, Giza was attacked and lit on firehttp://www.youm7.com/story/2013/10/21/%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A3%D9%82%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%B7-%D9%8A%D8%AF%D9%81%D8%B9%D9%88%D9%86-%D9%81%D8%A7%D8%AA%D9%88%D8%B1%D8%A9-%D8%AA%D9%81%D8%AC%D8%B1-%D9%85%D9%88%D8%AC%D8%A9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A5%D8%B1%D9%87%D8%A7%D8%A8-%D8%A8%D8%B9%D8%AF-%D8%B9%D8%B2%D9%84-%D9%85%D8%B1%D8%B3%D9%89-212-%D8%AD%D8%A7%D8%AF/1306241#.VSAr8RPF_7d
8/14/2013Unsubstantiated Rumors of Attack on Father Maximus Church in Alexandria8/14/2013ChristianUnknownRumorHouse of Worship0000MontazaAlexandriaEgyptRumors that St. Maximos and St. Domadious Church in al-Asafra, Alexandria was attacked turned out to be false. A local group of residents formed a popular committee to guard the church. Some sources claim that stones were thrown at the church while others refute that claim.http://www.copts-united.com/Article.php?I=1626&A=106555
8/14/2013Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Suez Burned8/14/2013ChristianUnknownArson/BurningHouse of Worship0000SuezSuezEgyptThe Good Shepherd/Holy Shepherd Church in Suez attacked and burned by unknown assailantshttp://www.hrw.org/news/2013/08/21/egypt-mass-attacks-churches
8/14/2013The Virgin Mary Church in Saf, Giza attacked with stones8/14/2013ChristianUnknownMobbingAttempted AttackHouse of Worship0000GizaGizaEgyptThe Virgin Mary Church in Saf, Giza attacked with stoneshttp://www.youm7.com/story/2013/10/21/%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A3%D9%82%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%B7-%D9%8A%D8%AF%D9%81%D8%B9%D9%88%D9%86-%D9%81%D8%A7%D8%AA%D9%88%D8%B1%D8%A9-%D8%AA%D9%81%D8%AC%D8%B1-%D9%85%D9%88%D8%AC%D8%A9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A5%D8%B1%D9%87%D8%A7%D8%A8-%D8%A8%D8%B9%D8%AF-%D8%B9%D8%B2%D9%84-%D9%85%D8%B1%D8%B3%D9%89-212-%D8%AD%D8%A7%D8%AF/1306241#.VbUjYxNVikq
8/15/2013False Rumors of an Attack on the Moharraq Monastery in Qusiyyah, Assiut8/15/2013ChristianUnknownRumorHouse of Worship0000QusiyyahAssiutEgyptRumors of attacks on the Monastery only; no actual damage done. http://almogaz.com/news/politics/2013/08/21/1060392
8/15/2013St Damiana Church in Tameya, Fayoum Attacked and Burned8/15/2013ChristianUnknownLooting/Destruction of PropertyHouse of Worship0000TamiyaFayoumEgyptSt. Damania Church attacked and burned in al-Sorby Village in Fayoumhttp://www.youm7.com/story/2013/10/21/%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A3%D9%82%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%B7-%D9%8A%D8%AF%D9%81%D8%B9%D9%88%D9%86-%D9%81%D8%A7%D8%AA%D9%88%D8%B1%D8%A9-%D8%AA%D9%81%D8%AC%D8%B1-%D9%85%D9%88%D8%AC%D8%A9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A5%D8%B1%D9%87%D8%A7%D8%A8-%D8%A8%D8%B9%D8%AF-%D8%B9%D8%B2%D9%84-%D9%85%D8%B1%D8%B3%D9%89-212-%D8%AD%D8%A7%D8%AF/1306241#.VSAr8RPF_7d
8/16/2013Attempted Attack on St George Church in Hadayek Helwan in Cairo8/16/2013ChristianUnknownAttempted AttackHouse of Worship0000Hadeyek HelwanCairoEgyptAttempted attack on St. George Church in Helwan, Cairo that was thwarted by local organized vigilante group.https://twitter.com/Almogaz/status/368402379328065537
8/16/2013St. George Church in Tanta - Attempted Attack Thwarted8/16/2013ChristianUnknownAttempted AttackHouse of Worship0000TantaGharbiyaEgyptAssailants attacked St. George church by throwing rocks but were chased off by the police. They then returned with firearms to attack again but were met with a local group of Christian youth who had gathered to protect the church. They then left.http://www.shorouknews.com/news/view.aspx?cdate=16082013&id=1f161c63-9287-4d1b-b9e3-56823e31ed9a
8/16/2013Attempted attack on St Demiana Church8/16/2013ChristianUnknownAttempted AttackHouse of Worship0000Kafr al-SheikhGizaEgyptAssailants attacked St. Dimyana's Church with firearms but were turned back by security forces who "hunted them through the streets" and arrested them.http://www.el-balad.com/586407
8/16/2013Evangelical Church in Malawi, Minya Set on Fire8/16/2013ChristianUnknownArson/BurningHouse of Worship0000MalawiMinyaEgyptAssailants surrounded and attacked the Evangelical Church in Malawi, Minya, allegedly setting it on fire. The extent of the damage is unclear. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=556142787773728&l=10a58f1e6f
8/16/2013Good Shepherd’s Church and School in Malawi, Minya Set on Fire, Looted8/16/2013ChristianUnknownArson/BurningLooting/Destruction of PropertyHouse of Worship0000MalawiMinyaEgyptAssailants surrounded and attacked a school that belongs to the Good Shepherds Church in Malawi, Minya, allegedly setting it on fire. The extent of the damage is unclear. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=556142787773728&l=10a58f1e6f
8/16/2013The Coptic Diocese in Malawi, Minya Surrounded by Assailants8/16/2013ChristianUnknownMobbingHouse of Worship0000MalawiMinyaEgyptAssailants surrounded and attacked the Catholic Church in Malawi, Minya, allegedly setting it on fire. The extent of the damage is unclear. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=556142787773728&l=10a58f1e6f
8/16/2013Abu Halqa Church Attacked by Unknown Assailants, One Dead8/16/2013ChristianUnknownShootingLooting/Destruction of PropertyHouse of Worship0100TahtaSohagEgyptUnidentified assailant shot live fire in front of the Al Halaqa Church in Tahta, Sohag injuring one person. Marco Emil Attia, age 23, was shot in the head and killed.http://almogaz.com/news/politics/2013/08/16/1053352
8/16/2013Virgin Mary Church in the Zawya Village in Menoufiya Attacked8/16/2013ChristianUnknownAttempted AttackHouse of Worship0000TalaMenoufiaEgyptFire erupted but security forces were able to contain it. Unclear of how the fire started.http://www.youm7.com/story/2013/10/21/%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A3%D9%82%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%B7-%D9%8A%D8%AF%D9%81%D8%B9%D9%88%D9%86-%D9%81%D8%A7%D8%AA%D9%88%D8%B1%D8%A9-%D8%AA%D9%81%D8%AC%D8%B1-%D9%85%D9%88%D8%AC%D8%A9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A5%D8%B1%D9%87%D8%A7%D8%A8-%D8%A8%D8%B9%D8%AF-%D8%B9%D8%B2%D9%84-%D9%85%D8%B1%D8%B3%D9%89-212-%D8%AD%D8%A7%D8%AF/1306241#.VRsmOpPF_7c
8/17/2013Looting and Burning of the Virgin Church in Boulaq Al-Dakrour8/17/2013ChristianUnknownArson/BurningLooting/Destruction of PropertyHouse of Worship0000GizaGizaEgyptAttempted attack and attempted seige on the Virgin Mary Church; thwarted by residents and police.http://www.youm7.com/story/2013/10/21/%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A3%D9%82%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%B7-%D9%8A%D8%AF%D9%81%D8%B9%D9%88%D9%86-%D9%81%D8%A7%D8%AA%D9%88%D8%B1%D8%A9-%D8%AA%D9%81%D8%AC%D8%B1-%D9%85%D9%88%D8%AC%D8%A9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A5%D8%B1%D9%87%D8%A7%D8%A8-%D8%A8%D8%B9%D8%AF-%D8%B9%D8%B2%D9%84-%D9%85%D8%B1%D8%B3%D9%89-212-%D8%AD%D8%A7%D8%AF/1306241#.VSAr8RPF_7d
8/17/2013Attempted Burning of the Coptic Diocese (St. George Church) in Giza8/17/2013ChristianUnknownMobbingAttempted AttackHouse of Worship0000GizaGizaEgyptAttempted attack on St. George Church, army intervenes injuring 12 of the attackers/protesters in front of the church.http://www.almasryalyoum.com/node/2040071
8/17/2013St. George Church in Malawi Attacked8/17/2013ChristianUnknownArson/BurningHouse of Worship01200MaghaghaMinyaEgyptChurch was attacked and burned down along with the homes of several neighboring Copts as well as two schools: St. Mark and Tawfik School.http://www.maghagha.org/Content.aspx?PageID=210
8/17/2013Abu Seifein Church in Malawi Attacked8/17/2013ChristianUnknownLooting/Destruction of PropertyHouse of Worship0000MaghaghaMinyaEgyptChurch was attacked and burned down along with the homes of several neighboring Copts as well as two schools: St. Mark and Tawfik School.http://www.wataninet.com/%d8%a3%d8%ae%d8%a8%d8%a7%d8%b1/%d9%82%d8%b6%d8%a7%d9%8a%d8%a7-%d9%82%d8%a8%d8%b7%d9%8a%d8%a9/%d8%b9%d8%a7%d8%ac%d9%84%d8%ad%d8%b1%d9%82-%d9%83%d9%86%d9%8a%d8%b3%d8%a9-%d8%a8%d9%85%d8%ba%d8%a7%d8%ba%d8%a9-%d9%88%d9%86%d9%87%d8%a8-%d9%85%d8%af%d8%b1%d8%b3%d8%aa%d9%8a-%d8%b3%d8%a7%d9%86-%d9%85/114275/
8/17/2013Evangelical Church in Minya Attacked and Burned8/17/2013ChristianUnknownArson/BurningHouse of Worship0000MinyaMinyaEgyptEvangelical Church in Minya city was attacked and burnedhttp://www.hrw.org/news/2013/08/21/egypt-mass-attacks-churches
8/17/2013Attempted attack on Menyet Shebeen Church in Qalubiya thwarted8/17/2013ChristianUnknownAttempted AttackHouse of Worship0000Shebeen al-QanaterQalyubiaEgyptAttempted attack on Church that was thwarted by local organized vigilante group.http://www.shorouknews.com/news/view.aspx?cdate=17082013&id=2db8e3de-5351-4a02-8021-fc2cb491cfc1
8/18/2013Evangelical Church Ransacked, Looted, and Burned in Malawi, Minya8/18/2013ChristianUnknownArson/BurningHouse of Worship0000MalawiMinyaEgyptEgyptian Evangelical church ransacked, looted, and burned in Malawi, south of Minyahttp://www.independentsentinel.com/christianity-in-egypt-disintegrates-western-media-continues-to-distort/egyptian-evangelical-church-ransacked-looted-and-burned-in-malawi-south-of-minya/
8/18/2013Attack on the Pentecostal Church in Malawi, Minya Thwarted by Police and Locals8/18/2013ChristianUnknownAttempted AttackHouse of Worship0000MalawiMinyaEgyptAttempted attack thwarted by police and residentshttp://www.mcndirect.com/showsubject.aspx?id=48553&utm_medium=twitter#.UhEqVpKmhXE
8/19/2013Monastery of St. Fana Seiged in Minya8/19/2013ChristianUnknownMobbingHouse of Worship0000MalawiMinyaEgyptThe Monastery of St. Fana in Malawi was allegedly under siege by "extremists elements from the Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafist." Another source denied the siege actually took place, instead, sources say that the monastery was threatened but not attacked. However, Copts United reports that security forces dispersed the attackers of the Monastery on August 19th and reports the acknowledgement by the monastery of the aid of the army and security in the disbursement. On August 16, after a string of attacks in Malawi, Copts called on the police to intervene with an alleged march towards the monastery. http://hwadeth.akhbarelyom.com/news/newdetails/149176/4/%D8%B1%D9%87%D8%A8%D8%A7%D9%86-%D8%AF%D8%A8%D8%B1-%D8%A3%D8%A8%D9%88-%D9%81%D8%A7%D9%86%D8%A7-%D8%A8%D9%85%D9%84%D9%88%D9%8A-%D9%8A%D8%B3%D8%AA%D8%BA%D9%8A%D8%AB%D9%88%D9%86-%D9%85%D9%86-%D9%85%D8%AD%D8%A7%D8%B5%D8%B1%D8%A9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A5%D8%B1%D9%87%D8%A7%D8%A8%D9%8A%D9%8A%D9%86-.html#.VPRZM7s5CKd
8/31/2013Four guard police injured in a drive by shooting at the Abu Seifein Church8/31/2013ChristianUnknownLooting/Destruction of PropertyShootingHouse of Worship0400Port SaidPort SaidEgyptUnknown assailants fired birdshot at 4 policemen guarding the Church in a hit-and-run incident.http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/80450.aspx
9/14/2013Archeological Monastery Looted and Destroyed in Minya9/14/2013ChristianUnknownLooting/Destruction of PropertyHouse of Worship0000MalawiMinyaEgyptContinual looting and destruction of ancient monasteries considered archeological sites in Ansena mountain. Looters use homemade dynamite and other explosives in search of treasure.http://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2013/09/15/coptic-archaeological-site-wrecked/
9/28/2013Homemade bomb explodes outside of Latin Church in Suez9/28/2013ChristianUnknownBombingHouse of Worship0300SuezSuezEgyptHomemade bomb explodes outside of Latin Church in Suez on Saad Zaghloul St. According to Middle East Heart (http://www.themiddleeastheart.com/home/?p=2215) three injured.http://almogaz.com/news/crime/2013/09/28/1116861
10/20/2013Masked Men Fire at Virgin Mary Church in al-Warraq, Five dead10/20/2013ChristianUnknownShootingHouse of Worship51800al-WarraqGizaEgyptMasked men fired at church-goers outside of al-Warraq's Church of the Virgin Mary after a wedding ceremony. At least one of the masked men opened fire from an automatic weapon, killing and injuring a number of those gathered close to the church door. Both men fled thereafter; 5 were killed and at least 18 were injured in the attack. https://twitter.com/almogaz/status/392007543905468416
4/1/2014Attempted burning of Virgin Mary Church in Mansheet Nasr4/1/2014ChristianUnknownAttempted AttackArson/BurningHouse of Worship0000Mansheyat NasrCairoEgyptOn Monday (April 7) a Muslim tried to set fire to the Virgin Mary Church in Mansheyat Nasr, on the outskirts of Cairo, by pouring gasoline on the one of the church buildings. Copts at the building turned him away, but he returned later with an unspecified weapon. Thabet of the Maspero group said three people were seriously injured and needed hospitalization. All information taken directly from Morning Star News.http://morningstarnews.org/2014/04/christians-killed-in-egypt-reflect-growing-hatred-in-segments-of-society/
4/22/2014Bomb defused outside of Virgin Mary Church in 6 October4/22/2014ChristianUnknownBombingHouse of Worship0000October 6 CityGizaEgyptA bomb found 100 meters from the Virgin Church in 6 October has been defused in October 6 City in Giza. http://elbadil.com/2014/04/22/%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%85%D9%81%D8%B1%D9%82%D8%B9%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%AA%D8%AD%D8%A7%D9%88%D9%84-%D8%A5%D8%A8%D8%B7%D8%A7%D9%84-%D9%82%D9%86%D8%A8%D9%84%D8%A9-%D9%83%D9%86%D9%8A%D8%B3%D8%A9-%D8%A7/
10/6/2014Sound Bomb Explodes near Evangelical Church in Minya10/6/2014ChristianUnknownBombingHouse of Worship0000MinyaMinyaEgyptA sound bomb has exploded near the Evangelical Church in Minya. No casualties or injuries were immediately reported.http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/112436.aspx
11/28/2014Bomb Explodes near St. Abanoub Church in Beni Suef11/28/2014ChristianUnknownBombingHouse of Worship0000al-WastaBeni SuefEgyptA bomb exploded near St. Abanoub Church in al-Wasta, Beni Suef today. Another bomb was deactivated and four molotov cocktails were found nearby. No injuries were recorded.http://www.mcndirect.com/showsubject_ar.aspx?id=58241&utm_source=MCNarabic.com&utm_medium=twitter
12/22/2014Church of Virgin Mary and Pope Kirollos to be Demolished12/22/2014ChristianGovernor of AlexandriaDemolitionHouse of Worship0000AmiriyaAlexandriaEgyptThe governor of Alexandria has decided to order the demolition of the Church of the Virgin Mary and Pope Kirollos in al-Amiriya, Alexandria for its alleged violation of construction laws.http://www.mcndirect.com/showsubject_ar.aspx?id=58684&utm_source=MCNarabic.com&utm_medium=twitter
12/30/2014Four Bombs Defused Near Beni Suef Church and Courthouse12/30/2014ChristianUnknownBombingHouse of Worship0000Beni SuefBeni SuefEgyptFour bombs were defused near the Morqosiyya Church (Mokbal area of the city of Beni Suef) and the Court of Appeals in Beni Suef.http://onaeg.com/?p=2115275
3/9/2015Unknown Assailants Shoot at Franciscan Church in Kafr Al-Dawwar in Beheira3/9/2015ChristianUnknownShootingHouse of Worship0100Kafr al-DawarBeheiraEgyptUnknown assailants driving in a jeep fired shots at the Franciscan Church and School in Kafr al-Dawwar in Beheira today. They fled the scene quickly thereafter; a police sergeant was injured in the events.http://www.mcndirect.com/showsubject_ar.aspx?id=60023&utm_source=MCNarabic.com&utm_medium=twitter
4/1/2015Unknown Assailants Set Fire to Morqosiyya Church's Food Storage Unit in Beni Suef4/1/2015ChristianUnknownLooting/Destruction of PropertyHouse of Worship0000Beni SuefBeni SuefEgyptUnknown assailants riding a motorcycle set fire to the food storage unit of the Morqosiyya Church in Beni Suef.http://www.mcndirect.com/showsubject_ar.aspx?id=60383&utm_source=MCNarabic.com&utm_medium=twitter
4/5/2015Unknown Assailants Shoot at Archangel Raphael Church in Agami4/5/2015ChristianUnknownShootingHouse of Worship0304AgamiAlexandriaEgyptUnknown assailants have shot at the Archangel Raphael Church in Agami. One police officer and three worshippers were injured in the attack; Ahmed Mohsen Dawood, Abd al-Moneim al-Gawhary (55-years-old), and Mohamed Ali (51 years-old). http://www.mcndirect.com/showsubject_ar.aspx?id=60448&utm_source=MCNarabic.com&utm_medium=twitter#.VSKaGvnF8rU
4/9/2015Security Prevent Building of Church of Angel Mikhail in Abukorkas, Minya4/9/2015ChristianPolicePrevention of RenovationHouse of Worship0000Abu QurqasMinyaEgyptThe Abu Qurqas security authorities have stopped the reconstruction of the church of Angel Mikhail. Security forces confiscated two cars and a bulldozer.http://www.mcndirect.com/showsubject.aspx?id=60521&utm_medium=twitter#.VSmNlxPF96M
4/11/2015Extremists Prevent Copts in Sohag From Praying at the Virgin Mary Church4/11/2015ChristianUnknownMobbingHouse of Worship0000GahinaSohagEgyptA number of extremists in the village Taleyhat in Gahina markaz in Sohag prevented Copts from praying inside their church, St. George Church. the source of the conflict is allegedly that the extremists believe that the Church is trying to get the necessary legal documents to build beacons and domes on the church, which currently is just a one floor without any externally visible religious symbols or signs. Several police reports have been filed by the Copts who had been prevented from entering the church.http://www.mcndirect.com/showsubject_ar.aspx?id=60522&utm_source=MCNarabic.com&utm_medium=twitter#.VSmKhxPF96M
4/12/2015Bomb Explodes near the Evangelical Church in Zagazig4/12/2015ChristianUnknownLooting/Destruction of PropertyHouse of Worship0000ZagazigSharqiyaEgyptA bomb has exploded near the Evangelical Church in Zagazighttp://www.alwafd.org/%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%85%D8%AD%D8%A7%D9%81%D8%B8%D9%80%D8%A7%D8%AA/843147-%D8%A7%D9%86%D9%81%D8%AC%D8%A7%D8%B1-%D8%AB%D8%A7%D9%86%D9%8D-%D8%A8%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%82%D8%B1%D8%A8-%D9%85%D9%86-%D9%83%D9%86%D9%8A%D8%B3%D8%A9-%D8%A8%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B4%D8%B1%D9%82%D9%8A%D8%A9
4/12/2015Bomb explodes near St. George Church in Zagazig4/12/2015ChristianUnknownLooting/Destruction of PropertyHouse of Worship0000ZagazigSharqiyaEgyptA bomb has exploded near the St. George Church in Zagazig.http://www.alwafd.org/%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%85%D8%AD%D8%A7%D9%81%D8%B8%D9%80%D8%A7%D8%AA/843147-%D8%A7%D9%86%D9%81%D8%AC%D8%A7%D8%B1-%D8%AB%D8%A7%D9%86%D9%8D-%D8%A8%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%82%D8%B1%D8%A8-%D9%85%D9%86-%D9%83%D9%86%D9%8A%D8%B3%D8%A9-%D8%A8%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B4%D8%B1%D9%82%D9%8A%D8%A9
4/25/2015Unknown Assailants Shoot at al-Nazla Church and Guards in Fayoum4/25/2015ChristianUnknownLooting/Destruction of PropertyHouse of Worship0000Yousif al-SadeekFayoumEgyptUnknown assailants riding a motorcycle have fired shots at Al-Nazla Church and the guards outside the Church in Fayoum. No injuries were reported.http://www.mcndirect.com/showsubject_ar.aspx?id=62696&utm_source=MCNarabic.com&utm_medium=twitter#.VTuzaSFViko
5/16/2015Bomb Explodes near Gate of St. George Church in Tamiya, Fayoum5/16/2015ChristianUnknownLooting/Destruction of PropertyHouse of Worship0000TamiyaFayoumEgyptA bomb has exploded near the gate of the St. George Church in Tamiya, Fayoum. Some of the glass on the Church's building was destroyed, but no injuries were reported. Authorities also worked to defuse a second bomb in the same location.http://gate.ahram.org.eg/UI/Front/Inner.aspx?NewsContentID=648039
5/31/2015Unknown Assailants Shoot at Evangelical Church in Sanoris, Fayoum5/31/2015ChristianUnknownLooting/Destruction of PropertyHouse of Worship0000SanorisFayoumEgyptThe Evangelical Church of Sanoris, Fayoum has been targeted with gunshots by unknown assailants. No injuries were reported.http://www.mcndirect.com/showsubject_ar.aspx?id=63121&utm_source=MCNarabic.com&utm_medium=twitter#.VWswW89Viko
6/25/2015Alexandria Coptic Hospital Church Unable to Complete Construction6/25/2015ChristianGovernmentPrevention of RenovationHouse of Worship0000Moharram BeikAlexandriaEgyptDespite approval granted in 2002, the Church of the Virgin Mary at the Coptic Hospital in Alexandria has been unable to complete construction and expansion. When construction was attempted at a prior time, security forces intervened and prevented the process. Despite the submission of a complaint to the Governor of Alexandria three months ago, the government has not taken any action to uphold the right to complete construction.http://www.mcndirect.com/showsubject_ar.aspx?id=63427&utm_source=MCNarabic.com&utm_medium=twitter#.VYw4uvlViko
6/26/2015Car Bomb Detonated at the Diocese of John the Baptist Church in Qusiyyah, Assiut6/26/2015ChristianUnknownBombingHouse of Worship0000QusiyyahAssiutEgyptA car bomb has detonated near the Diocese of John the Baptist Church in Qusiyyah, Assiut. The bomb was placed under Joseph Amin's car, license plate number, 31097. No further details have been published about the incident. No reported casualties or arrests have been made at present.http://www.coptstoday.com/Copts-News/Detail.php?Id=117119
7/2/2015Extremists Gather Around Minya Church to Protest Alleged Informal Place of Worship7/2/2015ChristianExtremistsMobbingHouse of Worship0000Abu QurqasMinyaEgyptExtremists have gathered around the Church of the Virgin, St. George, and Mother Sarah in the Arab Asmant village in Abu Qurqas in Minya. They allege that a Coptic man has informally converted his home into a place of worship.http://www.mcndirect.com/showsubject_ar.aspx?id=63527&utm_source=MCNarabic.com&utm_medium=twitter#.VZWqCflViko
7/13/2015Extremists Stop Church Service and Demand Church Demolition in Minya7/13/2015ChristianExtremistsMobbingHouse of Worship0000Abu QurqasMinyaEgyptExtremists have gathered around a church in Arab Asmant village of Abu Qurqas in Minya, bringing the church prayer and service to a halt. They are demanding the demolition of the church and that Christians no longer be allowed to engage in their religious services.http://www.mcndirect.com/showsubject_ar.aspx?id=63651&utm_source=MCNarabic.com&utm_medium=twitter#.VaQyFPlViko
7/21/2015Unidentified Assailants Attacked a Church in Alexandria with Molotov Cocktails and IEDs7/21/2015ChristianUnknownMobbingHouse of Worship0000al-Montaza AlexandriaEgyptUnidentified assailants attacked al-Abaa (Fathers) Church in eastern of Alexandria on using IEDs and Molotov cocktails. While the incident did not cause casualties, the security booth outside the church was destroyed. The church's surveillance cameras were not working.http://www.egyptindependent.com//news/unidentified-assailants-attack-alexandria-church
7/22/2015Alexandria Church Faces Challenges to Obtain New License7/22/2015ChristianGovernmentDemolitionHouse of Worship0000Hadrah BahriAlexandriaEgyptDespite receiving presidential approval in 1975, the Faith Church for Evangelical Copts continues to face difficulty in gaining construction authorization from the city after an order of demolition was issued in 2010 when a non-confirming apartment building was constructed next door. While numerous construction requests have been submitted more recently to the Governor of Alexandria, they have been left unaddressed.http://www.mcndirect.com/showsubject_ar.aspx?id=63725&utm_source=MCNarabic.com&utm_medium=twitter#.Va_XWflViko
7/24/2015Deactivated Bomb Found in front of Assiut Bible Society of Egypt7/24/2015ChristianUnkownBombingHouse of Worship0000AssiutAssiutEgyptA deactivated bomb was found in front of Assiut's Bible Society (Dar Al-Kitab Al-Moqaddas). It is unknown who planted the bomb, but security forces believe that because it was not active, it was placed to scare worshippers. http://www.coptstoday.com/Copts-News/Detail.php?Id=120792
10/30/2015Vandals Attack the Church of Our Lady in Naga Hammadi, Five Copts Detained10/30/2015ChristianUnknownLooting/Destruction of PropertyGovernment ActionHouse of Worship0000Naga HammadiQenaEgyptVandals attacked the Church of Our Lady in Rahmaniya, a village in Naga Hamadi. Security forces arrested five Coptic youth as suspects.http://www.coptstoday.com/Copts-News/Detail.php?Id=131477
11/12/2015Unknown Assailants Fire Shots at Evangelical Church in al-Haram, Giza11/12/2015ChristianUnknownShootingHouse of Worship0100al-HaramGizaEgyptThree unknown assailants on a motorcycle opened fire at the Evangelical Church in al-Haram, Giza, injuring one policeman who was guarding the church.http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/164353.aspx
12/11/2015Church of the Virgin and the Two Saints Attacked by 14 and 15 Year Olds in Minya12/11/2015ChristianMuslim ResidentsLooting/Destruction of PropertyHouse of Worship000MinyaMinyaEgyptA number of 14 and 15 year old Muslim residents of Sawadah in Minya attacked the Church of the Virgin and the Two Saints after Friday prayers. The Church, which is formally licensed, was in the process of being built. The attackers injured some of the construction workers, damaged the construction materials, and cracked the marble. http://www.mcndirect.com/showsubject_ar.aspx?id=65308&utm_source=MCNarabic.com&utm_medium=twitter#.VnBwjPkrLIU
11/16/2013Attackers shoot at Heavenly Catherdral, Sharm al-Sheikh11/16/2013ChristianUnknownShootingHouse of Worship0000Sharm al-SheikhSouth SinaiEgyptUnknown assailants shot repeatedly at the Heavenly Cathedral in Sharm al-Sheikh on November 16, 2013, according to reports from the Church's pastor. No one was injured but the church sustained minor damage.http://www.mobtada.com/details.php?ID=120310
1/28/2014Gunmen Attack Church and Kill Policeman1/28/2014ChristianIslamistsShootingHouse of Worship12026th of OctoberGizaEgyptUnknown gunmen opened fire on the Church of the Virgin Mary in 6th of October City on January 28, 2014. The conflict ended in a firefight with a group of policemen who were guarding the church, one of whom was killed and two of whom were injured. Two armed men were arrested in their car soon after by police and are prime suspects.http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Cairo,-Coptic-Orthodox-church-attacked.-One-dead.-30160.html
12/28/2015Priest Made to Sign Oath Not to Build Church Buildings on Church Land in al-Fashn12/28/2015ChristianSheriff of al-FashanGovernment ActionPrevention of RenovationHouse of Worship0000al-FashanBeni SuefEgyptOn December 28, 2015, Priest Bernaba Fawzy Haleem of the St. George Church in Nazlet Hanna of al-Fashn in Beni Suef was called in by the Sheriff Amr Bek and made to sign an oath that no new church buildings would be constructed on the church's property. Although there is no case against the Priest or the Church, the Sheriff alleges that the orders to sign the oath come from State Security and the Ministry of Interior. The church has been placed under security. http://www.coptstoday.com/Copts-News/Detail.php?Id=138286
1/22/2016Homemade Bomb Found Outside of Virgin Church in Aswan1/22/2016ChristianUnknownAttempted AttackBombingHouse of Worship0000AswanAswanEgyptA homemade bomb has been found outside of the Virgin Church in Aswan. It was located before it detonated.http://www.mcndirect.com/showsubject_ar.aspx?id=65663&utm_source=MCNarabic.com&utm_medium=twitter#.VqP0S_krLIU
4/15/2014Mob Attacks on Evangelical Church Under Construction, Two Dead4/15/2014ChristianVillagersAssaultHouse of Worship2300MalawiMinyaEgyptOn April 4, 2014, a dispute between a motrocryclist and a street vendor in front of the Evangelical Church in Malawi, which was under reconstruction after being burned to the ground last August, escalated to mob violence and led to a Muslim mob that attacked the church. The crowd threw stones and bricks and beat the Christian workers who were rebuilding the church. Two Christians were killed and at least three others were seriously injured.http://www.mcndirect.com/showsubject_ar.aspx?id=53678
4/23/2014Fliers Distributed Urging Attacks on Churches in Kom Ombo4/23/2014ChristianUnknownIncitementHouse of Worship0000Kom OmboAswanEgyptUnknown agitators distributed fliers on April 23, 2014 in Kom Ombo, Aswan urging the destruction of local churches and attacks on Christians. Human rights advocates have called on the police to investigate the threats. http://www.mcndirect.com/showsubject_ar.aspx?id=53731
4/25/2014Bomb Blast at St. Moses Church in Minya4/25/2014ChristianUnknownBombingHouse of Worship0000MinyaMinyaEgyptOn April 25, 2014, a small bomb exploded outside St. Moses Church in Minya, soon after a Muslim Brotherhood march had passed by. No one was injured in the explosion. http://www.mcndirect.com/showsubject_ar.aspx?id=53764#.VmH8tHarSUk
6/13/2014Bomb Defused Outside St. Mary's Church in Helwan6/13/2014ChristianUnknownBombingAttempted AttackHouse of Worship0000HelwanCairoEgyptPolice defused a bomb in a car in front of the Virgin Mary Cathedral in Helwan, Cairo that was set to explode on June 13, 2014. http://www.mcndirect.com/showsubject.aspx?id=54954#.VkZLS3arTIX
12/14/2015Security Forces Oppose Opening of Church Despite PromisesChristianGovernmentPrevention of RenovationHouse of Worship0000Naga HammadiQenaEgyptThe Virgin Mary Church in Rahmaniya in Naga Hammadi, Qena has been closed by government order since 1970. Despite promises from the governor that the one-floor church would be opened again, the church has been not allowed to re-open. http://www.mcndirect.com/showsubject.aspx?id=65295#.VtX5zPkrKM8
8/2/2014Clashes After Muslim Mob Attacks Church Under Construction8/4/2014ChristianVillagersClashesPrevention of RenovationHouse of Worship008SamaloutMinyaEgyptOn August 2, 2014, sectarian clashes broke out in the village of Ezbet Yacoub in Minya, triggered by the alleged conversion of a house into a church (or possibly construction of a new church, according to other sources). The village, of roughly even populations of Muslims and Christians, has three mosques but only one church. When construction began on the Church of St. George, a mob of local Muslims threw stones and molotovs, alleging that it was illegal. The police reportedly forced Christian construction workers out into the street where they were beaten by the mob and clashes ensued between the two sides. Eight Christians and three Muslims were arrested (and later released) for the violence.http://gate.ahram.org.eg/News/521926.aspx
8/20/2014Possible Arson at Church in Shararah, Minya8/20/2014ChristianUnknownArson/BurningHouse of Worship0000Abu QurqasMinyaEgyptA fire broke out in the early morning hours on August 20, 2014 at St. George's Church in the village of Shararah. The fire burned for several hours before the fire department, along with Christian and Muslim volunteers, were able to put it out. Church officials have publicly said they are "not blaming anyone" but the police are reportedly "interested" and the intensity of the fire in a brick building coupled with the proximity to the anniversary of Rabaa led police to believe it a possible arson attack. http://mcndirect.com.ukwsp3.com/showsubject_ar.aspx?id=56373
8/21/2014Local Council Prevents Reconstruction of Church Burned in 20138/21/2014ChristianWasta CouncilPrevention of RenovationHouse of Worship0000WastaBeni SuefEgyptThe Wasta local council refused to give permission to local Christian leaders to renovate and rebuild the Church of the Archangel Michael and St. Anthony in the village of al-Diyabiya, which was burned in the aftermath of the Rabaa Massacre last year, despite the fact that local leaders have amassed all necessary permits for the reconstruction.http://www.mcndirect.com/showsubject_ar.aspx?id=56410
8/22/2014Muslim Villagers Prevent Christians From Entering Church8/22/2014ChristianVillagersDiscriminationHouse of Worship0000Kom OmboAswanEgyptOn August 22, 2014, a mob of local Muslims surrounded the Church of Our Lady in al-Aaliqat, which, as the only church in the area, serves residents of sixteen nearby villages as well, and prevented any Christians from other villages from entering the church. There were also reports that shots were fired at the church from a car.http://www.mcndirect.com/showsubject_ar.aspx?id=56416
1/22/2016Police Report Filed Against Priest in Upper Egypt2/22/2016ChristianAuthoritiesPrevention of RenovationHouse of Worship0000QousQenaEgyptA police report was filed against Pastor Daniel Tayeb because he prepared an iron tent above the building of a Catholic church, St. George's Church in Hegazah village, Qous, Qena. The pastor reported that the tents where Christians worshiped in the previous Christmas were burned. The church has not been allowed to renovate after receiving demolition and construction permits for the last 23 years. The church obtained official documents and approvals form the competent authorities, but the actual construction permit was rejected for security reasons. In 2005, the church obtained an administrative judgment in favor of the church, however, the decision hasn ot been implemented yet. http://www.mcndirect.com/showsubject.aspx?id=65984#.VtWzaPkrKM8
4/20/2016Fire Reported At Mar Guirguis Coptic Catholic Church in Luxor, Conflicting Reports on Causes4/20/2016ChristianUnknownArson/BurningHouse of Worship0000LuxorLuxorEgyptA fire was reported at the Mar Guirguis Coptic Catholic Church that caused significant damage; no injuries were reported. Although the fire was stopped, there were conflicting reports on the causes. Security forces initially denied any criminal involvement. Thereafter, a Facebook page of a group called the Popular Resistance Movement allegedly took responsibility for the attack and allegedly threatened future attacks. A security report denied the claims of this group, stating that security footage had not recorded any suspicious movements. http://www.almasryalyoum.com/news/details/933345
4/25/2016Church of the Virgin in Al-Mamurah Attacked by Unknown Assailants4/25/2016ChristianUnknownLooting/Destruction of PropertyHouse of Worship0000Al-MamurahAlexandriaEgyptThe Church of the Virgin in Al-Mamurah, Alexandria was attacked by unknown assailants. The assailants attacked the front of the church, particularly the banner featuring the name of the church and a marble cross. UPDATE on April 27, 2016: Police reported that they allegedly detained a man responsible for the attack.http://www.vetogate.com/2159445
5/12/2016Prayer Hall Affiliated with the Church of the Virgin in Minya Attacked and Burned Down5/12/2016ChristianUnknownArson/BurningHouse of Worship0000MinyaMinyaEgyptA prayer hall affiliated with the Church of the Virgin in the Ismailia al-Bahriya Village near Minya, Minya was attacked by unknown persons in the early hours of the morning and burned down. No one was injured in the attacks. The church had been operating in a temporary setting until permission had been issued by security officials to move into the physical church building that had been built in 2009. The building attacked was not the closed church itself, but a 180 meter tent (with a wood ceiling and walls) that had housed the prayer and services of the community for over one year. UPDATE on May 14, 2016: Authorities identified and detained the alleged perpetrators: a 24 year old driver named Mohamed and an 18 year old farmer named Ramadan. They allegedly committed the crime due to a history of conflict with the church guard.https://www.albawabhnews.com/1928385
7/9/2013Two Gunmen Opened Fire on Saint Mina Church in Port Said7/9/2013ChristianUnknownShootingHouse of Worship0101Port SaidPort SaidEgyptTwo masked gunmen opened fire on the Saint Mina Church in Port Said City, leaving at least one injured. One of the assailants has reportedly been detained, although no group has claimed responsibility for the attack.http://www.start.umd.edu/gtd/search/IncidentSummary.aspx?gtdid=201307090025
8/4/2013Shrine of Al-Sheikh Henied Damaged in Explosion8/4/2013SunniUnknownBombingHouse of Worship0000North SinaiNorth SinaiEgyptOn August 4, 2013, the al-Sheikh Henied shrine located in the al-Maghara area of North Sinai was damaged in the blast of an explosive device. No casualties were reported and the bombing was one of two attacks on shrines in North Sinai, coordinated to occur simultaneously. No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks.http://www.start.umd.edu/gtd/search/IncidentSummary.aspx?gtdid=201308040001
8/4/2013Shrine of Al-Sheikh Salim Damaged in Explosion8/4/2013SunniUnknownBombingHouse of Worship0000North SinaiNorth SinaiEgyptOn August 4, 2013, the al-Sheikh Salim shrine located in the Bir al-Abd town in North Sinai was damaged in the blast of an explosive device. No casualties were reported and the bombing was one of two attacks on shrines in North Sinai, coordinated to occur simultaneously. No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks.http://www.start.umd.edu/gtd/search/IncidentSummary.aspx?gtdid=201308040002
8/25/2013Armed Militants Opened Fire on a Church in al-Salaam, Arish8/25/2013ChristianArmed Militants ShootingHouse of Worship0000ArishNorth SinaiEgyptOn August 25, 2013, as part of a series of attacks, armed assaliants attacked a church in the al-Salaam area of Arish, North Sinai. No casualties were reported and no group has claimed responsibility for the attack.http://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2013/08/26/sinai-security-hq-attacked/
8/25/2013Armed Militants Opened Fire on a Church in al-Musa'id, Arish8/25/2013ChristianArmed Militants ShootingHouse of Worship0000ArishNorth SinaiEgyptOn August 25, 2013, as part of a series of attacks, armed assaliants attacked a church in the al-Musa'id area of Arish, North Sinai. No casualties were reported and no group has claimed responsibility for the attack.http://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2013/08/26/sinai-security-hq-attacked/
7/16/2016Fire Ensues at Al-Malak Mikhail Church in Al-Madamoud, Luxor 7/16/2016ChristianUnknownArson/BurningHouse of Worship0000LuxorLuxorEgyptA fire was reported at Al-Malak Mikhail Church in Al-Madamoud, Luxor on July 16, 2016. Significant damage was documented. At present, it is unclear what caused the fire.http://www.coptstoday.com/Copts-News/Detail.php?Id=161161
8/18/2016Muslims of Kom al-Lofi Reject Construction of Church at Meeting with Security8/18/2016ChristianVillagersDiscriminationHouse of Worship0000SamaloutMinyaEgyptAt a meeting with security officials in Kom al-Lofi, Minya, Muslim residents of Kom al-Lofi rejected a proposal by Christians to construct another church in the area. Kom al-Lofi has witnessed attacks on the Christian community over rumors of alleged church construction in recent months. https://www.albawabhnews.com/2071058
12/11/2016Twenty-Nine Killed In Bombing at Chapel Near St. Mark's Cathedral12/11/2016ChristianUnknownBombingHouse of Worship294900CairoCairoEgyptOn December 11, 2016, a bomb attack on St. Peter & St. Paul Coptic Orthodox Church, a church near St. Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, the seat of Pope, killed at least 25 and injured 49 (Egyptian state media reports 35 injured). President Sisi called for three days of mourning and opened an investigation into the attack. UPDATE on December 12, 2016: Authorities identify suicide bomber as Mahmoud Shafik Mohamed Mostafa. No independent claims for the attack have been made yet. UPDATE on January 7, 2017: Official number of dead rises to 28. UPDATE on February 2, 2017: Prosecutor General of Egypt opens investigations with Yasser Borhami, a salafi activist and one of the founders of the Salafist Call, for inciting the bombing of St. Paul Church by his extremist fatwas. Update on April 28, 2017: Number of dead listed as 29. http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/ML_EGYPT?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2016-12-11-07-42-59
12/27/2016A Threatening Message To Christians Painted On A Church Floor12/27/2017ChristianNon-State ActorThreatHouse of Worship0001DamiettaDamiettaEgyptOn Tuesday, December 27, 2016, a threatening message was found painted on the floor of Virgin Mary church in Dumyat city. The message was in Arabic and said “"You Will Die Christians!". A young man was caught by surveillance cameras while climbing the church`s fence at three in the morning of the same day. Investigations later indicated that the message was painted by a 22 year-old son of one of the church`s priests named John. Reports say that John confessed that he did it. According to the reports, he said that he had done it to motivate the government to increase security measures on the church after the bombing of the cathedral in Cairo. John is currently facing charges of “inciting sectarian strife and disturbing public security.” He was later released on a bail of 5 thousand EGP.http://www.almasryalyoum.com/news/details/1066859
1/31/2017Police Stops Restoration Of The Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church In Minya For Being Unlicensed1/31/2017ChristianState ActorPrevention of RenovationHouse of Worship0000SamaloutMinyaEgyptThe police forces stopped the restoration of the Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church in Minya for being unlicensed.http://gate.ahram.org.eg/News/1386808.aspx
3/5/2017Coptic Christians Prevented from Worship at St. Mina Church in Abu Qurqas, Minya3/5/2017ChristianState ActorPolice ActionHouse of Worship0000Abu QurqasMinyaEgyptOn March 5, 2017, police prevented Christians from worshiping at the St. Mina church in Nazlet al-Nakhl in Abu Qurqas in Minya stating that it was unlicensed, citing to security concerns. Bishop Makarious encouraged families to worship in private homes to avoid a confrontation given the circumstances. http://www.madamasr.com/en/2017/03/06/news/u/police-prevent-sunday-mass-in-minya-church-citing-security-concerns/
3/29/2017Bomb Discovered and Dismantled at St. George's Cathedral in TantaChristianNon-State ActorBombingAttempted AttackHouse of Worship0000TantaGharbiyaEgyptOn March 29, 2017, bomb disposal technicians dismantled an explosive device (IED) at St. George's Cathedral in Tanta and in early April a second device was found and rendered inert.http://www.egyptindependent.com//news/terrorists-previously-attempted-attack-tanta-church
4/9/201729 Dead in Bombing at St. George's Cathedral in Tanta, Claimed by ISIS4/9/2017ChristianNon-State ActorBombingHouse of Worship297800TantaGharbiyaEgyptOn April 9, 2017, a bomb detonated at the St. George's Cathedral in Tanta, Gharbiya. The blast killed 29 and wounded 71 others. Bomb disposal technicians notably dismantled an explosive device (IED) at the same church on March 29, and a few days ago a second device was found and rendered inert. The blast was claimed by ISIS.https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/09/world/middleeast/explosion-egypt-coptic-christian-church.html
4/9/201718 Killed in Bombing at St. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, Claimed by ISIS4/9/2017ChristianNon-State ActorBombingHouse of Worship183500AlexandriaAlexandriaEgyptOn April 9, 2017 a bomb detonated in front of St. Mark's Cathedral in Alexandria killing 18 and wounding 35. The blast was claimed by ISIS.https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/09/world/middleeast/explosion-egypt-coptic-christian-church.html
4/12/2017Bomb Discovered and Dismantled at Church in Shubra4/12/2017ChristianNon-State ActorBombingAttempted AttackHouse of Worship0000CairoCairoEgyptOn April 12, 2017, a bomb was found and dismantled in Virgin Mary Church in Shubra in Cairo. The bomb was found in a black bag in the church.http://www.dostor.org/1365847
6/14/2017Monastery of St. Demiana in Belqas Burns Down6/14/2017ChristianNon-State ActorArson/BurningHouse of Worship0500BelqasDaqahliyaEgyptOn June 14, 2017, a fire engulfed the Monastery of St. Demiana in Belqas, a town in Daqahliya. Security forces allegedly reported to the scene after one and a half hours, causing the monastery to burn down entirely. Three Christians and two Muslims were injured, all in critical condition after villagers attempted to put it out themselves. Artifacts and icons from the early Coptic era were lost in the fire. Security forces claim to have confirmed the source of the fire to be a lit lamp in the Monastery; nuns in the convent dispute this finding, stating that all lamps are put out daily and are not found in the area in which the fire began.http://www.almasryalyoum.com/news/details/1148701
6/14/2017Mother of Boy Accused of Setting Fire to Christian Homes Says That Churches Are "Religiously Unclean" and That Christians Should Pray Elsewhere6/14/2017ChristianNon-State ActorIncitementHouse of Worship0000SamaloutMinyaEgyptOn June 14, 2017, NPR reported that the mother of an imprisoned boy accused of setting fire to Christian homes in the Upper Egyptian village of Kom al-Lofi openly maintained that Christian churches are "haram" (religiously unclean) during an interview. In regards to the Muslim community's repudiation of local Christian concern with the lack of available houses of worship, the woman also contended that Christians, as the minority, should simply worship elsewhere.http://www.npr.org/2017/06/14/532891324/for-christians-in-egypt-building-a-new-church-can-set-off-violence
7/1/2014Security Forces Guarding Baptist Church Withdrawn8/4/2014ChristianPolicePolice ActionHouse of Worship0000Abu QurqasMinyaEgyptZakaria Mikhail, the reverend of the local Baptist Church in Mentot, complained to the local police station that the security forces guarding his church - which have been a feature of nearly every church in Egypt since the Rabaa events - had been withdrawn without any warning. They were restored in mid-July but were then withdrawn again in early August, just before the Rabaa anniversary. When Mikhail complained to the police again, he was turned away.http://www.mcndirect.com/showsubject_ar.aspx?id=56257
7/15/2017Man Attacks Two Saints Church Security Guard With Razor Blade7/15/2017ChristianNon-State ActorStabbingHouse of Worship0100MontazaAlexandriaEgyptOn July 15, 2017, a man attacked a security guard with a razor blade at the Two Saints Church in Alexandria after he was asked to see his national ID. The suspect has been detained, and might be facing terrorism charges.http://www.wataninet.com/766453/%D8%AD%D8%A7%D8%B1%D8%B3-%D9%83%D9%86%D9%8A%D8%B3%D8%A9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%82%D8%AF%D9%8A%D8%B3%D9%8A%D9%86-%D9%8A%D8%B1%D9%88%D9%89-%D8%AA%D9%81%D8%A7%D8%B5%D9%8A%D9%84-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AD%D8%A7%D8%AF/
8/19/2017Security Forces Preventing Copts From Praying in Unlicensed Church8/19/2017ChristianState ActorPolice ActionClashesHouse of Worship0000Abu QurqasMinyaEgyptOn August 19, 2017, fights broke out when Coptic Christians gathered in a private home to worship under the guidance of a priest in Ezbet al-Forn, Minya. Prosecutors in Abu Qurqas ordered the seizure of the house pending a review by administrative authorities on whether or not to transfer a license and turn it into a church.http://www.copts-united.com/English/Details.php?I=1964&A=31925