Radical and Moderate Moslems
Submitted by F.shakki (United States), Jan 21, 2006 at 21:12Washington, D.C. (1/20/06)—U.S. Copts Association calls on international governments to urge Egypt's investigation into the deadly extremist attacks against a group of Copts worshipping at a church in Udayasaat, Luxor. On January 18, 2006, extremist Muslim villagers initiated attacks against local Copts praying in a church. One Copt has died, with at least nineteen other people injured and hospitalized for treatment.
According to eyewitness reports from U.S. Copts correspondents, on Wednesday, January 18, 2006 at 6:30 PM, a group of Copts gathered for prayer at Holy Virgin Mary Church in the village of Udayasaat, Luxor, al-Qina Governorate. The Coptic villagers were celebrating Holy Theophany eve. Almost five thousand extremist Muslim residents opposed to the Copts' worship flooded the premises, cutting off the street's electricity and brandishing weapons including small swords, knives, axes, and heavy metal chains.
Coptic worshippers remained trapped behind the walls of the church as attackers set fire to the property.. Although local police officers had arrived at the scene, eyewitnesses describe as minimal the police's efforts to break up the mob and shield the churchgoers from further assault. Some accounts have reported Luxor police General Mohammed Nour informing the church priest, "[The police] didn't come to protect you; we came to prevent you from praying."
Police did not immediately allow injured Copts to seek treatment at the nearest hospital; authorities also discouraged Coptic victims from reporting the source of their injuries in the official hospital records required by law. Despite local extremists' attempts to block ambulances carrying Coptic victims, the injured were eventually admitted to a hospital, where some remain in critical condition. 42-year old Kamel Shaker Maglaa, shown at right in exclusive U.S. Copts photos, was reported dead after admittance to the hospital. Mr. Shaker Maglaa's skull had been broken by an assailant's axe.
Coptic victims who sustained serious injuries include: Sabah Shahat Gibrail, who suffers a sliced scalp and two broken bones; Shenouda Mareed Zakhary; Gerges Weisa Rameses; Mareed Zakhary; Thabet Mosaad; Eskandar Abtnaghu; Nasr Abd-El Nour; and Rezk-Allah Besada. The names of the other wounded were not available. Eyewitness accounts have also reported the death of an unnamed thirteen-year old male Coptic child from a heart attack believed to have been exacerbated by panic over the attacks.
Sources say the Saint Mary Church was targeted by cohorts of extremist government officials Modeer el Amn and Ali Al-Udaisy, whose father had in 1968 burned the church to the ground. Although the church was rebuilt in 1969, the Egyptian government has refused to grant the Coptic community a license to worship in the building. Coptic villagers numbering over 1500 have been forced to hold clandestine prayer meetings in the church.
Long-standing restrictions on church construction, renovation and use—including stringent requirements for special gubernatorial permits—have forced several Coptic communities throughout Upper Egypt to worship and hold ceremonies in private homes and even the streets.
We can define the radical moslem is the one who knows islam and apply all it's rules.So you know the radical from his action.
Here is an example of radical islam and radical moslems in Egypt.
This is what came in the Coptic.com about what bacame a repeated event happening in Egypt and the government of this country is silent or happy with the violance againist the Copts by the moslems.
"Coptic villagers continue to face the most extreme forms of hate crimes, from arson to gang attacks resulting in murder," said Michael Meunier, president of the U.S. Copts Association. "We are further grieved by this indication that President Mubarak's recent ‘reforms' on church construction and renovation have proven insufficient to provide Coptic populations with adequate houses of worship. Numerous Copts are forced to worship in clandestine meetings upon regional governors' rejection of Coptic church licensing requests." He added, "We call on international governments and NGOs to urge Egypt's complete investigation into the attacks, including arrests of extremist mob-leaders, arsonists, inept and biased police officers and other culpable parties."
U.S. Copts Association has posted to its website exclusive photos of hospitalized Copts sustaining injuries from yesterday's attack on churchgoers in Upper Egypt. The pictures and other U.S. Copts coverage of the attacks are available on the Association's English- and Arabic-language websites, at www.copts.net and www.copts.net/arabic .
International media such as the BBC and Reuters have reported on the attacks, initiated by extremist Muslim villagers against local Copts doing construction work on a house. The Coptic workers intended to convert the house to an impromptu church. At least twelve people were injured in the attacks and hospitalized for treatment.
Restrictions on church construction have forced several Coptic communities in Upper Egypt to worship and hold ceremonies in private homes and even the streets.
The moderate moslem is the one does not go to a mosque to listen to imam about the infidels. In other words, he or she does not know any thing about islam.
This could change any time as soon as this person starts listening to the other radicals.
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