Three men in a car sprayed automatic gunfire into a crowd of churchgoers in southern Egyptian as they left a midnight Mass for Coptic Christmas, killing at least seven people in a drive-by shooting, the church bishop and security officials said.Like Eastern Orthodox, Coptics celebrate Christmas 12 days after the West. (The 12 days of Christmas fall after Christmas.)
While the Islamic community it saying it is payback for a rape, rape is not a new thing in this community. DUIN: Coptic girls being abducted - Washington Times
Ten years ago, I was in Egypt interviewing Coptic Christians who described how persecution by Muslims had become a way of life for them. The situation is worse now because of increased abductions of Coptic girls, who are forced into a sham marriage with a Muslim, raped, forced to convert to Islam and separated for good from their families.That's converting to Islam folks.
These are girls as young as 12 who are being grabbed off Egyptian streets. Photos are taken while the girl is being raped to blackmail her into converting, says Mary Abdelmassih, a Coptic activist.
"It's a business," she said. "For each Christian girl who gets 'converted,' there are Islamic charities that give out money to the husband and the dealers who obtained her."I am sure someone will call me a bigot for reporting this, but it is nothing less than the truth. So do your worst - I don't care. But if you show up at my door, be ready to eat the output of the house gun. Just saying.