Egyptian Christians Gather To Worship After Muslim Brotherhood Destroys Churches

Egyptian Christians Gather To Worship After Muslim Brotherhood Destroys ChurchesCopts whose church was one of dozens destroyed by Muslim Brotherhood supporters have returned to the charred house of worship, with their pastor vowing the violence suffered by his flock will make them “better Christians.”

‘Ethnic cleansing’

Across Egypt, at least 60 churches have been targeted, along with Christian schools, homes, businesses and even an orphanage, according to conservative estimates. In the areas of Minya, Beni Suef, Fayoum and Assiut, Christian homes and businesses have received leaflets warning them to leave or face reprisals by Islamists, Christians said.

As violence envelops Egypt, Christians are paying a heavy price with scores of their most sacred buildings and monuments being systematically destroyed by members of the Muslim Brotherhood in what one Coptic leader called an attempt at ethnic cleansing.


‘Path toward Islamist rule’

The group, which is clashing with the military throughout the North African nation, has zeroed in on Christians since the Muslim Brotherhood-backed administration of Mohamed Morsi was ousted on July 3. The military removed him from power after he imposed several sweeping constitutional changes that appeared to put the nation of 90 million on a path toward Islamist rule.

Under fire, Christians are solidly backing the military’s harsh crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood.

How will Egypt achieve true peace and order in this situation? Do you think Egyptian Christians should leave for their own safety?

Source: Fox News

Image: Coptic World

Lost Boy Finds Mother Using Google Earth

An Indian boy who lost his mother in 1986 has found her 25 years later from his new home in Tasmania – using satellite images.

Saroo was only five years old when he got lost. He was travelling with his older brother, working as a sweeper on India’s trains. He fell asleep and had a shock when he woke up 14 hours later. Though he did not realise it at first, he had arrived in Calcutta, India’s third biggest city and notorious for its slums. The little boy learned to fend for himself. He became a beggar, one of the many children begging on the streets of the city.

He was taken in by an orphanage, which put him up for adoption. He was adopted by the Brierleys, a couple from Tasmania. But as he got older the desire to find his birth family became increasingly strong. The problem was that as an illiterate five-year-old he had not known the name of the town he had come from. All he had to go on were his vivid memories. So he began using Google Earth to search for where he might have been born. Incredibly, he soon discovered what he was looking for: Khandwa.


Soon he made his way to Khandwa, the town he had discovered online. He found his way around the town with his childhood memories. Eventually he found his own home in the neighbourhood of Ganesh Talai. A neighbour said that his family had moved. Saroo was taken to meet his mother who was nearby.

Although she had long feared he was dead, a fortune teller had told Saroo’s mother that one day she would see her son again. And what of the brother with whom Saroo had originally gone travelling? Unfortunately, the news was not good. “A month after I had disappeared my brother was found in two pieces on a railway track.” His mother had never known whether foul play was involved or whether the boy had simply slipped and fallen under a train.

With memories of Slumdog Millionaire still fresh, publishers and film producers are getting interested in his incredible story.

Source: BBC News

Image: The Blaze

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