Monday, February 28, 2011
Full Video:Very Ugly Attack by Egyptian Islamic army tanks on St.Bishoy ...
You Tube description: Full Video: Very Ugly Attack the Egyptian Islamic army tanks on St.Bishoy Coptic Orthodox monastery 23-2-2011: (hat tip Michael S)
- Beaten monks & Christian youth by live bullets & RPJ mortars.
- Tanks attack & armored vehicles by the Egyptian Muslims army on monks & Coptic youth ,& down the wall of the Coptic Orthodox monastery in Wadi Al- Natroun-Cairo Alexandria high way & and break the Crosses,Door,even the Trees & a sign the monastery , also logging own monastery.
- Battalion Commander Usama & Muslims Army soldiers Swearing at Christian youth & Monks by dirty words with Death threat
Yesterday I posted on Egypt: Muslims Fire on Christian Monasteries
For the second time in as many days, Egyptian armed force stormed the 5th century old St. Bishoy monastery in Wadi el-Natroun, 110 kilometers from Cairo. Live ammunition was fired, wounding two monks and six Coptic monastery workers. Several sources confirmed the army's use of RPG ammunition. Four people have been arrested including three monks and a Coptic lawyer who was at the monastery investigating yesterday's army attack.
Monk Aksios Ava Bishoy told activist Nader Shoukry of Freecopts the armed forces stormed the main entrance gate to the monastery in the morning using five tanks, armored vehicles and a bulldozer to demolish the fence built by the monastery last month to protect themselves and the monastery from the lawlessness which prevailed in Egypt during the January 25 Uprising.
"When we tried to address them, the army fired live bullets, wounding Father Feltaows in the leg and Father Barnabas in the abdomen," said Monk Ava Bishoy. "Six Coptic workers in the monastery were also injured, some with serious injuries to the chest."
The injured were rushed to the nearby Sadat Hospital, the ones in serious condition were transferred to the Anglo-Egyptian Hospital in Cairo.
Father Hemanot Ava Bishoy said the army fired live ammunition and RPGs continuously for 30 minutes, which hit part of the ancient fence inside the monastery. "The army was shocked to see the monks standing there praying 'Lord have mercy' without running away. This is what really upset them," he said. "As the soldiers were demolishing the gate and the fence they were chanting 'Allahu Akbar' and 'Victory, Victory'."
He also added that the army prevented the monastery's car from taking the injured to hospital.