Something that we take for granted in the West right now is our ability to worship Christ freely and in truth. Indeed for many people around the world, being a Christian is literally a life for death decision, and if not that, it will not promise you riches or power but will guarantee poverty and subjugation. Egyptian Christians have know this for 1400 years, having lived under the yoke of Islam since is barely first spilled out of Arabia.
In this story, a Christian neighborhood wanted to build a little church so they would not have to walk miles each week to the nearest church. When the local Muslims found out, they went on a rampage of destruction, destroying not only the planned construction site but they pillaged and burned 80 Christian homes while shouting ‘No Church here’:
One witness, Christian resident Mousa Zarif, recalled the events: “On Friday afternoon, following Friday noon prayer, a great deal of fanatic Muslims gathered in the front of the new house of my cousin, Naim Aziz, during its construction because of a rumor spread in the village that this building would be turned into a church.”
Zarif added: “They were chanting slogans against us. Among these slogans were. ‘By no means shall there be a church here.'”
ICC noted that Christians in the village, a minority of the population as they are elsewhere throughout Egypt, have no churches nearby, and must travel 4 miles to find a place to worship.
The Muslim mob, after finding out about the plans to turn the Christian-owned building into a church, destroyed all constriction materials, and injured Aziz alongside his cousin, Mousa.
The mob then looted and torched all Christian homes and properties in the surrounding area, causing Christians to flee.
Notice how so many of these attacks that Muslim commit against Christians- or even other Muslims- happen right after their Friday prayers, such as in this case. It is a strong and persistent reminder of the demonic nature of Islam, for having recently come from worshipping the false diety of Allah, they are filled and freshly renewed with demonic fervor to persecute the followers of Christ who is the enemy of sin, hate, and death, all things which Islam loves and embraces.
This should also be a warning to the Christians of America, especially in the light of this “gay nightclub shooting.” American society has turned against you. While it may not be right now, it is entirely possible that in the next ten years, being a Christian- a believing, practicing Christian- might be a lot closer to what these Egyptians go through on a daily basis, except instead of the sons of Ishmael it will be those of Sodom on the attack.