The following story comes from Morningstar News, “the only independent news service focusing exclusively on persecution of Christians.” And this definitely qualifies:
Muslim villagers in Egypt’s Fayoum Province attacked a church this weekend – pelting four Christians with rocks, setting parts of the church building on fire and tearing down a cross atop the structure, witnesses said…
About 20 to 30 villagers, most from an extended Muslim family in the village, gathered outside the church and began pelting it with rocks and smashing windows. Eventually the mob threw Molotov cocktail-type explosives at the building, trying to set it ablaze but only starting small fires. They then pushed their way into the building through a hole they had knocked in a wall.
Once inside, the Muslims were able to destroy icons, crosses and enough of the support structure of the church’s dome that part of the dome collapsed…
The attack was the culmination of a strange incident in which a Muslim who lived in a house that shared a wall with the church made a hole in the wall so he could spy on the Christians, according to clergy members with close ties to the church.
Members of the congregation discovered the hole about three months ago. The Muslim, his family and a handful of villagers began a campaign of intimidation against the church, claiming it was against Islamic law for a church building to exist next to a Muslim residence.
So, just another weekend in the Middle East. But hey, if those people didn’t want to be attacked, they shouldn’t have become Christians.
Just another in a long line of completely unrelated incidents. There must be some way to blame this on George Bush, right?