Sunday, February 20, 2011

Egyptian Court Acquits Muslims In Christmas Eve Massacre Of Copts

On Christmas Eve, six Coptic Christians and one Muslim were murdered and nine other Christians wounded by a gang of Muslims in a drive by shooting in Nag Hammadi, Egypt. The Copts were killed as they filed out of church after celebrating the Coptic Christmas Eve midnight mass.

Today, an Egyptian court in Qena acquitted two of the three suspects. Qurshi Abul Haggag and Hendawi Sayyed were acquitted. Mohamed Ahmed Hussein, 39, more commonly known as Hamam el-Kamouny was sentenced to death by the court, primarily because he was shown to have been the shooter who unintentionally killed the lone Muslim victim.

Bishop Cyril, the Coptic Orthodox bishop of Nag Hammadi, said "The court imposed one death sentence because one Muslim was killed, and the Egyptian judiciary wasted the blood of the six murdered Copts, who are of no value to the society. This verdict saddened all Christians worldwide because it means that the State is applying Islamic Sharia on all Christians in Egypt." He explained that according to Sharia the blood of one Muslim, victim Ayman Hisham, is paid for by the blood of one Muslim, Al-Kamouny; since one Muslim died, one Muslim got the death penalty.

Attorney George Sobhy, one of the Coptic lawyers in charge of the case, said the verdict was unjust "to the blood of the youth that was shed on the streets of Nag Hammadi."

According to Sobhy, police investigations had confirmed that Al-Kamouny was the main trigger man and that the second and third suspects were his accomplices. Apparently that makes no difference in Egypt where dhimmis are concerned.

"Today's court looked as if it had the intention of giving acquittals to all the accused. I believe that had Al-Kamouny not been already given the death sentence on January 16, the court today may have given him also an acquittal."

I see this as another signal to the Copts that they had better give some serious consideration to leaving Egypt.The Mubarak regime was certainly no picnic for them to live under, and the new one will likely be less so.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This story needs international wide attention, so everyone will know the truth.

Great job letting us know it.