Not going to write much about it, and add the original text and link to this one. It looks like a mob of 20,000 (yes, twenty thousand) Muslims went out to try and lynch a Christian pastor for what looks like a nightmare religious insane story, one that only we atheists can shake our heads in disbelief to.
A man is born a Christian, somehow he prefers to become a Muslim (because the second is so much different to the first?), his 15 year old daughter joins him in his new faith, now he assimilates pretty fast and wants to get her to get married to someone he likes (but she probably does not), she runs away. The conclusion of this half rumor half fairy tale story is thousands of blood thirsty men trying to set a church on fire and kill any Christian they meet.
And still atheists need to explain why they prefer a world without religion.
Here is the story –
A mob of nearly 20,000 radical Muslims, mainly Salafis, attempted this evening to break into and torch the Church of St. Mary and St. Abram in the village of Meet Bashar,in Zagazig, Sharqia province. They were demanding the death of Reverend Guirgis Gameel, pastor of the church, who has been unable to leave his home since yesterday. Nearly 100 terrorized Copts sought refuge inside the church, while Muslim rioters were pelting the church with stones in an effort to break into the church, assault the Copts and torch the building. A home of a Copt living near the church and the home of the church’s porter were torched, as well as three cars.
The mob demanded the return Rania of Khalil Ibrahim, 15, to her father. She has been held with the Security Directorate since yesterday. Christian-born Rania had converted to Islam three months ago after her father, who had converted to Islam two years ago and took custody of her. She had disappeared from the village on Saturday, after claiming to go shopping. According to Reverend Guirgis Gameel, she had a disagreement with her father, who had arranged a marriage for her with a Muslim man.
Her father, Khalil Ibrahim, went to the police on Saturday and accused the priest of being behind her disappearance, and said she had gone to live with her Coptic mother.
Yesterday a Salafi mob of 2000 went to the priest’s home and destroyed his furniture and his car, surrounded the church and pelted it with stones. They demolished a large section of the church fence. In the evening security forces announced that they had found Rania in Cairo and that she was not abducted by Christians; she was brought to the police station in Meet Bashar.
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