October 31, 2013
Coptic Christian church in Cairo that held a wedding ambushed by violent gunmen
Once again Christianity is under attack in select politically distressed regions of the world. Terrorists opened fire during a Coptic Christian wedding, killing 2 children and 11 adults. The unprovoked ambush and gunfire is inexcusable. What should have been one of the happiest days of a couple’s lives was marred by violence and hatred. Islam is supposed to be a “religion of peace.” Instead fundamentalist Islamists are creating Christian martyrs by murdering innocent people going about their lives, who’ve done them no harm.
Egypt: gunmen open fire at Coptic Christian wedding in Cairo
Monday 21 October 2013 07.34 EDT – Four people, including an eight-year-old girl, killed in suspected sectarian attack on minority which makes up 10% of population. Gunmen shot dead at least four Egyptians outside a Coptic Christian church on the edge of Cairo on Sunday evening as worshippers left the building after a wedding, state media reported. Two adults and two girls aged eight and 12 were killed, and at least 12 others injured, after the gunmen sprayed bullets seemingly at random…
April 30, 2013
For the past couple years, Compendius has written about the persecution and killing of Christians in select parts of the world. As Christians we must all embrace each others’ struggle and pray and proactively work to improve things for our brothers and sisters in the faith worldwide.
The terrorist group Boko Haram has been slaughtering Christians in Nigeria in big numbers, in conduct that must desist. Nigeria is half Christian and half Muslim. According to the Baptist Press, “The publicly reported Christian casualties in Nigeria last year were greater than the Christian casualties of Pakistan, Syria, Kenya and Egypt combined. In fact, Nigeria alone accounted for almost 70 percent of Christians killed globally. This makes Nigeria the most lethal country for Christians by a huge margin.”
Persecution of Nigeria’s Christians
June 30, 2012
Naguib Onsi Sawiris
Egypt’s richest man, accomplished business mogul, Naguib Onsi Sawiris, has expressed his concerns regarding how Coptic Christians, such as himself, will be treated under the newly elected Islamist government, the Muslim Brotherhood, headed up by President Mohammed Mursi. Former President, Hosni Mubarak, was toppled under tumultuous circumstances and recently suffered a coma inducing stroke. Egypt is 90% Muslim and 10% Coptic Christian.
Sawiris’ wealth is estimated at $2.5 billion dollars and he chairs the multi-national companies Wind Telecom and Orascom Telecom Holding. Sawiris was quoted as stating, “There are fears of imposing an Islamic state…where Christians don’t have same rights. Morsi is required to prove the opposite …We don’t want speeches or promises, but in the coming period, it is about taking action…He was not our choice but we are accepting it is a democratic choice.”
It is the website’s hope that the people of Egypt will turn a new page and live in unity, after the turmoil that transpired over the past year. Egyptians, like all other global citizens, must dwell and work in peace and safety in their sovereign land. People’s rights must be respected, as this is a universal concept that at times, has been sorely lacking in our world.
April 30, 2010
Scientists believe they have discovered evidence, indicating the plagues that occurred in the Bible, in the book of Exodus, really did happen during that time period in history, affirming the stories contained in the text. Many wonderful Biblical finds have been discovered by archaeologists, which support the faith.
Biblical plagues really happened say scientists
Published: 11:00AM GMT 27 Mar 2010 – …Researchers believe they have found evidence of real natural disasters on which the ten plagues of Egypt, which led to Moses freeing the Israelites from slavery in the Book of Exodus in the Bible, were based…
They have compiled compelling evidence that offers new explanations for the Biblical plagues, which will be outlined in a new series to be broadcast on the National Geographical Channel on Easter Sunday…