Muslims are notorious for using rumors as an excuse to murder Christians. Here Muslims recently went on murderous rampage against Christians in Egypt all based on a rumor that the Christian applied to build a church:
Muslim radicals have attacked properties and homes belonging to Coptic Christians in Egypt after rumours circulated about a church being constructed.
According to International Christian Concern, the attacks took place in Manshiet El-Naghamish village located in the Sohag Governorate in Upper Egypt.
More than 2,000 Coptic Christians live in the village, with the nearest church being over three miles away. When Christian villagers in El-Naghamish built a four-storey building to be used as a community centre, preschool and retirement home, Muslims in the vicinity assumed that the building would become a church. While the Christians in the village have applied for a permit to build a church, they are still awaiting approval from the government.
Leaflets called on local Muslims to attack the community were distributed after the local bishop was asked to preside over a prayer meeting.
Samir Nashed, a Christian resident of El-Naghamish, told ICC: “On Friday [at] noon, November 25, following the Muslim prayers, a great deal of fanatic Muslim young men, some of them were carrying gas canisters and rocks while others came armed with automatic rifles, clubs, machetes and knives, they attacked Copts and Coptic-owned houses.”
Four Copts were injured, a Christian-owned guest house was destroyed as well as nine Coptic homes, and four Coptic-owned shops were looted and burnt.
“The attackers cut [off] the road so that the fire trucks could not enter the village; they also cut off the water and power supply to the village,” Nashed explained to ICC. (source)
Never take for granted the ability we have- for now- to be a Christian in the West. Not only do many Christians live daily under far worse conditions, but with the rise of Islam in the West and the decline of Christianity visible, it is possible that our future may look a lot more like that of Christians in the Middle East.