Will the Islamophobia never end? “Gunmen attack church in Libya’s Benghazi: state media,” from Reuters, March 3 (thanks to all who sent this in):
(Reuters) – Gunmen attacked an Egyptian Coptic church in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, assaulting two priests, the official LANA news agency quoted the foreign ministry as saying on Sunday.
The foreign ministry said it “strongly condemned Thursday’s attack on the Egyptian church … and the aggression towards Father Paul Isaac and his assistant by the irresponsible armed men,” LANA quoted a foreign ministry statement as saying.
It did not elaborate on the attacks but said an inquiry committee involving the interior, defense and justice ministries had been formed and had “taken the necessary measures to secure the church and its occupants”.
It expressed “deep concern” over the attack, saying it was “contrary to the rules” of Islam and international human rights laws.
Libya’s small Christian community has expressed fears over Islamist extremism …
Indeed. It is a pity that the Vast Majority of Peaceful Muslims don’t seem to be able or willing to rein in these “Islamist extremists.”