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Christian woman beaten, stripped naked and paraded through streets by Muslim mob

A group of 300 Muslim men burned down seven homes belonging to Orthodox Coptic Christian families in a rural Egypt town. They also captured a 70-year-old Christian woman, stripped her naked, beat her and paraded her through the streets.

This was according to an unusually outspoken statement from the local Orthodox Coptic church. The Muslim group claims that they heard rumors that a Christian man was having a relationship with a Muslim woman.

The local diocese said it was two hours before police responded, by which point the mob had already dispersed. It appears the Coptic church has finally had enough of what they say is unfair treatment from the authorities over such cases. Christians only make up around 10 per cent of Egypt’s population, the majority being Muslim.

And speaking in an uncharacteristically candid TV interview on Wednesday night, Minya’s most senior cleric Anba Makarios said the response, if it had been a Muslim man having an affair with a Christian woman, “would not have been anything like what happened.” Full Story

 

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