More persecution in Egypt. “Christian Cobbler Knifed for Offhand Comment: Muslim fanatic with criminal record admits intention to kill him and “˜all infidels,– from Compass Direct:
August 15 (Compass Direct News) — A Muslim ex-convict stabbed and killed a Christian cobbler northeast of Cairo in June, confessing that he had planned to murder him because he was an “˜infidel” who had made an offhand comment that offended him.
Hossam Hafez Ahmad Attaya knifed Fouad Fawzy Tawfik on June 27 as the shoemaker was bending down to take the Muslim man’s foot measurement near his shop in Zagazig, provincial capital of Sharkeya.
“I want to kill him because he is an infidel, let me kill them all!” Attaya was heard to shout as he sunk an eight-inch blade into the Christian’s left lung and stomach, according to Tawfik’s family.
“My brother was clearly victimized for being a Christian,” Noshe Fawzy Tawfik told Compass.
Restraining Attaya from stabbing Fouad Tawfik a second time, bystanders called an ambulance. The shoemaker died minutes later from loss of blood before he could reach the hospital.