Muslims Attack Copts Because of Proposed Church Renovation

By RAYMOND IBRAHIM, Islam Translated

April 6, 2015 - San Francisco, CA - - Although Coptic Christians in the village of Gala’, Samalout district, Upper Egypt, had received all the proper permits and legal paperwork to renovate their dilapidated Virgin Mary Church, some Muslims in the village will not have it.

Local police first invited the Muslim leaders who refused to see the church building renovated to a meeting with Coptic elders. The Muslims insisted that the Copts must first accept a number of discriminatory restrictions, including that the building look like a house not a church—certainly no crosses visible anywhere on the building’s exterior—and its entrance must be a narrow door on the side, not at the front of the building which faces the street.