House Converted Into Mosque Overnight In Egypt to Prevent Church Services

H/T Gates of Vienna:

From Assyrian News:

(AINA) — In an effort to end any hope of the Coptic Christians using the Church of St. Mary and St. Michaels in Talbiya for prayer services, the Giza Governorate converted overnight a house facing the church into a mosque.

The new so-called “Ekhlass” mosque was converted secretly Thursday evening when a cloth sign was hastily hung outside a 4 story house. It was used on Friday morning, when over 3000 Muslims prayed there, despite the presence of a large mosque on the other side of the bridge, not far from the new mosque. It was reported that the owner of the house, which is still under construction, donated it.

“Of course the new mosque did not have to get a building license, local council or state security permission, as is the case with churches,” said Coptic activist Mark Ebeid.

Due to the minimum distance required by law between a church and a mosque, Copts view this conversion of the house into a new mosque “as a trick on the part of the government to make the completion and use of St. Mary’s Church an impossibility.”

“We are devastated,” said a local Copt. “This church cost the poor people 7 million Egyptian pounds, which we collected by having to go without a lot in our homes, and there comes the governor and state security, angry because we built a dome and destroy it, kill our children, leave others maimed and the rest in prison for a very long time.”

Church building in Egypt is still partly governed by the Haayoni Decree of 1856, when Egypt was under Ottoman rule. After gaining independence in 1922, Egypt abolished all laws except for the Hamayouni Decree, which required the permission of the king or the president to build a church. In addition, in 1934 the Interior Minister, Al-Ezaby Pacha, issued a decree that stipulated 10 conditions that must be met prior to issuance of a presidential decree permitting the construction of a church. The conditions include the requirement that the distance between a church and a mosque be not less than 100 meters and the approval of the neighboring Muslim community. Additional considerations or conditions are the number of Christians in the area and whether or not the proposed church is near the Nile, public utility or a railway.

The new Coptic Church of St. Mary and St. Michael’s, in Talbiya, Giza, was the scene on November 24 of security forces fire and using tear gas on women, children and youth who were present at the church, in order to halt construction of the church and demolish the building (video). The clashes between security and the Copts resulted in the death of three Coptic men from bullet wounds and a four year old child from a tear gas being thrown inside the chapel. More than 79 Copts were wounded, some severely, and 157 people including women and children, were all charged, with premeditated murder of a police officer, assaulting security officers, rioting, theft and destruction of public property (AINA 11-30-2010).

By Mary Abdelmassih

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7 Replies to “House Converted Into Mosque Overnight In Egypt to Prevent Church Services”

  1. I’ve got mail, If you can make it, great.

    Memo for Peterborough Demonstration, 11/12/2010
    How can a year end so perfectly, Christmas and New year are on the way, and we have our final demo of the year, and its not by any means an average arranged demo.

    This time we have been met with open arms, I said in the last memo I wrote about Nuneaton that “I couldn’t help but feel that the establishment and the civil services were starting to feel sincere to our cause”, well now I know that we are gaining support in more areas we needed.

    The Edl along with Cambridgeshire police and a bit of help from Peterborough council have achieved a successful demonstration, the council even accepted our plans to shut down one of Peterborough’s busiest city centre’s dual carriageways and its main bridge, they have even moved the
    Peterborough united football clubs game from the Saturday to the Friday just to accommodate us, and we thank PUFC for being so facilitating, usually we’d never ask, but our message is urgent.

    All coaches are to make their way to Haddon services, junction 17, A1m, Northbound, please get here between 10:30am and midday, you will be marshalled in as you arrive immediately to Peterborough united football club car park, anyone a little late, don’t worry I’ve organised police to stay there until 12:30pm, to facilitate any late comers, from PUFC car park you will be directed in the direction of the public houses.

    All cars and minibuses are to make their way to PUFC car park from 10:45am to 11:30am, you will also be directed towards the public houses.

    Anyone arriving by train please get to Peterborough train station between 10:30am and no latter than 12:00pm, the police will direct you to the public houses.

    Anyone arriving by foot please make your way to the public houses for no earlier than 11:00am and no latter than 12:00pm.

    The three public houses that will be available to us on the day are:

    The Peacock, London rd, PE2-8AR
    The Cherry Tree, Oundle rd, PE2-9PB
    Charters, Oundle rd, PE1-1FP

    The pubs aren’t right next to each other but only a couple of minutes walk apart, from these public houses we will be making our way to PUFC car park which you will be directed to by our stewards and the police, we will leave the public houses at 12:45pm to start our march at 13:00pm.

    We will march into the city centre where our static demonstration will take place in the middle of the shopping district, you will be met by Tony Curtis who will be introducing live music and speakers from the English Defence League, the static part of the demonstration will start at 13:30pm when we arrive, and finish at 15:00pm, we will then march back to PUFC car park where you will be able to board onto your transport to exit Peterborough, anybody arriving by foot or going back to the train station will also be accommodated for.

    Its been a great year, we are moving forward quite rapidly, lets end the year the way we will start 2011, by letting them know, Its our streets!!!

    No surrender
    Guramit Singh

  2. Another day that i am sad that Israel signed a peace treaty with these muslim varmints.

    In fact it was a peace treaty between Israel and Sadat. Tragedy for so many reasons. I blame so many. Dhimmy Carter, Fegin Begin and the media.

    This land could be used for so many things. One being a protected zone for the Copts.

    If I were Bibi I would take it back in a high tech exercise. Doubtful that at any moment, any soldiers’ body parts would be at risk. Israeli soldiers body parts, that is. I cannot say the same for the Egyptian soldiers nor for any Blue Helmet ( UN) soliers. But if they are smart they will drop their weapons as fastas a muslim would drop a porkrib.

  3. Its only a matter of time before this sort of thing happens in the western world, where the pigs of Islam now reside.

    No, pigs are far more tolerant of people than Muslims.

    Time for the hajri to stop and the west revert to the status of a free region of the globe.

    Stop Muslim immigration, NOW!

    And ship the rest back to the deserts where they came from.

  4. If we don’t fight this is coming to our neighborhoods, there can be no retreat because there is no place to retreat to, the entire civilized would is at risk, as is civilization itself. I have no doubt that the West will survive, or that the US will survive, what I do have doubts about is civilization itself surviving in many places. The barbarians will be defeated but in the process a lot of the civilized world will become very barbaric.

  5. This is just another phase in a pogrom against Christians, Jews, and other religions is Muslim countries. The radical Imams and political class are whipping the ‘faithful’ into a violent anti Infidel frenzy. While the Police and Judicial authorities look the other way. I predict and fear the situation will only worsen.

  6. You got that right Big Frank, it will worsen and given the race between the US and the EU to see who can go bankrupt first it is going to get a lot worse. I don’t see how the war or the economic crash can hold off past next July, but I personally thought it was coming around 2005 so my guess on what is coming are usually accurate but my timing is usually way off.

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