Egypt: House Converted Into Mosque Overnight In Egypt to Prevent Church Services

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.

via House Converted Into Mosque Overnight In Egypt to Prevent Church Services.

Absolutely shameful. Of course, this happens without a word from major MSM or communication broadcasting companies, which of course, would shout Islamophobia at any moment. And what about Christianphobia?

Background:
Egypt: Islamists lay siege against Coptic church in Giza, 1 Christian killed.
Egypt: Security Used Live Ammunition on Christian Coptic Protesters, 4 Killed.
Egypt: Wounded Christians from Talbiya attack, mistreated at state hospitals

6 comments on “Egypt: House Converted Into Mosque Overnight In Egypt to Prevent Church Services

  1. K. aka Kel says:

    I don’t understand how the United Nations allows such base discrimination. And why are some of these Islamic countries sitting on boards within this organization?

    • Claudia says:

      Well, K, that’s something we have all been asking ourselves for long. If you want to see more discrimination, just read about Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam (1990). I’m leaving here two links: Wikipedia, UN. I copy Article 2:

      Article 2
      (a) Life is a God-given gift and the right to life is guaranteed to every human being. It is the duty of individuals, societies and state to protect this right from any violation, and it is prohibited to take away life except for a Shari’a prescribed reason.

      (b) It is forbidden to resort to such means as may result in the genocidal annihilation of mankind.

      (c) The preservation of human life throughout the term of time willed by God is a duty prescribed by Shari’a.

      (d) Safely from bodily harm is a guaranteed right. It is the duty of the state to safeguard it, and it is prohibited to breach it without a Chore-prescribed reason.

      Article 22:

      Article 22
      (a) Everyone shall have the right to express his opinion freely in such manner as would not be contrary to the principles of the Shari’a.

      (b) Everyone shall have the right to advocate what is right, and propagate what is good, and warn against what is wrong and evil according to the norms of Islamic Shari’a.

      (c) Information is a vital necessity to society. It may not be exploited or misused in such a way as may violate sanctities and the dignity of Prophets, undermine moral and ethical values or disintegrate, corrupt or harm society or weaken its faith.

      (d) It is not permitted to arouse nationalistic or doctrinal hatred or to do anything that may be an incitement to any form of racial discrimination.

      Articles 24 and 25:

      Article 24
      All the rights and freedoms stipulated in this Declaration are subject to the Islamic Shari’a.

      Article 25
      The Islamic Shari’a is the only source of reference for the explanation or classification of any of the articles of this Declaration.

      Imagine what would have happened if the Christian-majority nations would have stated that the only explanation or clarification of Human Rights should be the Bible. The outcry would have been general…😦

  2. K. aka Kel says:

    I remember reading of this – there was a little outcry, but died down quickly. If Muslims want to live peacefully, then fine, but I will always see their “religion” as a cult, as long as Shari’a is imposed.

    Thanks for this insight, Claudia – it has to be exposed more-so than ever, as we’ll lose the battle if formal bodies such as the UN acquiesce to these barbaric demands (and acknowledge such as law).

    (BTW, I’m glad I found your blog – one of the best ones I’ve come across🙂 )

    • Claudia says:

      Hello, K:The problem is that the rights are not bestowed on groups, but on people (freedom, property, religion, life…). These guys (and others) want their group to have rights, so the individual rights go unlooked. The reasons for this are numerous, but we can mention several related to export-import reasons. The most important is oil, but it’s not the only ones. In Spain, Catalonian politicians have reached agreements with Morocco to import Moroccan nationals in exchange of Catalonian textile firms having “free way” in Morocco to export their products. Results? Catalonia has one of the highest percentages in Spain of Jihadists.
      This frightening video says it very well:

      PS: Tx for the praise.😉 I’m really worried about this. Then I receive comments from Muslims asking for “respect”. But how can I respect people who want the highest consideration but without behaving as to merit it?😡

  3. K. aka Kel says:

    Powerful stuff – and accurate to a T. Another reason to endorse nuclear energy and the Alberts oil sands.

  4. […] Background: Egypt: Islamists lay siege against Coptic church in Giza, 1 Christian killed. Egypt: Security Used Live Ammunition on Christian Coptic Protesters, 4 Killed. Egypt: Wounded Christians from Talbiya attack, mistreated at state hospitals. Egypt: House Converted Into Mosque Overnight In Egypt to Prevent Church Services. […]

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