By Theodore Shoebat
Christians in Egypt hired body guards to protect their church. A Muslim man came in and stabbed one of the guards to death. The other guards rushed in and shot the attacker down. As we read in one report:
Church guards in Egypt shot dead a knife-wielding attacker who fatally stabbed one of their own men at a Coptic church Wednesday morning.
According to the Associated Press (AP), Middle East News Agency (MENA) reported that an unnamed assailant attacked one of the church guards at the Virgin Mary Church in Nozha suburb and stabbed him to death. The church’s other security officials then gunned down the killer.
Though the killer’s motives for the attack remain unclear as investigations continue, this follows a spike of sectarian attacks against the country’s religious minorities.
Coptic Christians frustrated with the spate of religious-driven violence defied the country’s ban on public protests and took to the streets in Cairo on Aug. 13 to demand their rights as citizens in the largely Muslim country.