Viral Pic: Coptic Christians Pray Inside Burnt Husk of Church in Egypt
One of the more awful aspects of Egypt collapsing into chaos is the targeting by the Muslim Brotherhood on Christians for their support of the coup against Morsi. The Muslim Brotherhood is unable to directly attack the overwhelming power of the Egyptian Army, Christians are a vulnerable party especially in the more rural parts of Egypt where there is less protection from the police and army.
This is why this picture of Coptic Christians praying inside what’s left of their church after being burnt has gone viral on facebook, with 3,300 shares so far.
The pic is reportedly from Pope Tawadros II, the Coptic Pope of Alexandria.
I appeal to all to preserve lives of fellow Egyptians, with restraint to prevent violence and reckless attacks against any person or place.
— Pope Tawadros II (@PopeTawadros) August 12, 2013
Thankfully, some Muslims are helping protect Copts: