Over 45 churches & Christian institutions reportedly attacked in Egypt - Where's the media?

As the Egyptian government attempts to disband supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi, a wave of devastating violence has swept through the country. The AP has reported that 638 people have been confirmed killed and nearly 4,000 are injured. It's now being uncovered that much of this violence is being committed against Christians and their institutions.

This morning on radio, Glenn gave his listeners a rundown of the institutions that have been attacked and what is happening to the Christian Egyptians as their nation unwinds into chaos — something the mainstream media has been deafeningly silent on.

The President gave a statement on the issue on Thursday, in which he stated:

“The United States strongly condemns the steps that have been taken by Egypt’s interim government and security forces,” Obama said. “We deplore violence against citizens.”

Unfortunately, it's not simply the "interim government" that is engaging in serious violence. It's his so-called "nonviolent" pals that he helped initially win office, the Muslim Brotherhood.

The supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood have reportedly called for a 'day of rage' (non-violent, of course), yet the president and many in Congress are still considering sending aide to the country.

"I would just like you to keep these churches in your prayers because the front page of TheBlaze has a picture of one of these churches in Egypt that has been burned down," Glenn said. "So just keep these people and these churches in your prayers.  In Egypt these are the churches that have just been burned down by the Muslim Brotherhood.  The Father Maximus churches, the St. George Church, the Good Shepherd's Monastery where the nuns were attacked and burned.  The Angel Michael Church and the St. George Coptic Orthodox church have been burned."

Sadly that's just a small portion of the churches that have come under attack or been destroyed.

"It's really sad — awful," Pat responded after hearing a portion of the list.

TheBlaze.com has obtained a growing list of the institutions from Amira Mikhail at Nile Revolt.

Churches

Alexandria

  1. Father Maximus Church

Arish

  1. St George Church | Burned | Source

Assiut

  1. Good Shepherds Monastery |  Nuns attacked
  2. Angel Michael Church | Surrounded
  3. St George Coptic Orthodox ChurchPhotoPhoto, Photo, YouTube
  4. Al-Eslah Church| Burned | Source
  5. Adventist Church | Pastor and his wife kidnapped | Photo
  6. St Therese ChurchPhoto
  7. Apostles Church | Burning | Source
  8. Holy Revival Church | Burning | Source
  9. Qusiya Diocese | MCN

Beni Suef

  1. The Nuns SchoolPhoto
  2. St George Church | al-Wasta

Cairo

  1. St Fatima Basilica | Heliopolis | Attempted Attack
  2. Virgin Mary’s Church | Hakim Village | Burned |Photo

Fayoum (Five churches)

  1. St Mary Church | El Nazlah | Gallery
  2. St Damiana Church | Robbed and burned
  3. Amir Tawadros (St Theodore) Church |EgyNews (Arabic), Twitter
  4. Evangelical Church | al-Zorby Village | Looting and destruction
  5. Church of Joseph | Burned | Source
  6. Franciscan School | Burned | Source

Gharbiya

  1. Diocese of St Paul | Burned | Source

Giza

  1. Father Antonios
  2. Atfeeh Bishopric

Minya (Around twelve churches)

  1. Church of the Virgin Mary and Father Abram | Delga, Deir Mawas | Source
  2. St Mina Church | Abu Hilal Kebly, Beni Hilal | Sourcephoto
  3. Baptist Church | Beni Mazar | Source
  4. Monastery | Deir Mawas  | Ahram (Arabic)
  5. Delga Church | Attacked (Previously attacked with fire)
  6. The Jesuit Fathers Church | Abu Hilal district
  7. St Mark Church | Abu Hilal district
  8. St Joseph NunneryPhotophoto
  9. Amir Tadros ChurchPhotophotophotoalbum, photophoto
  10. Evangelical ChurchPhoto
  11. Anba Moussa al-Aswad Church | Photo
  12. Apostles ChurchSource

Qena

  1. St Mary’s Church | Attempted Burning

Sohag

  1. St George Church |Photo albumphotophotovideosourcesource, video
  2. St Damiana | Attacked and burned | Source
  3. Virgin Mary | Attacked and burned | Source
  4. St Mark Church & Community Center
  5. Anba Abram Church | Destroyed and burned | Source

Suez

  1. St Saviours Anglican ChurchSource
  2. Franciscan Church and School | Street 23 | Burned |Photophotosource/photosphotos
  3. Holy Shepherd Monastery and HospitalPhoto
  4. Good Shepherd Church (molotov cocktail thrown)- Relationship with Holy Shepherd Monastery unknown.
  5. Greek Orthodox ChurchPhotoPhoto

Christian Institutions

  • House of Father Angelos (Pastor of Church of the Virgin Mary and Father Abram) | Delga, Minya | Burned | CBN NewsAhram (Arabic)
  • Properties and Markets of Copts | al-Gomhorreya Street, Assiut
  • Seventeen Coptic homes | Delga, Minya | Burned | SourceSource
  • YMCA | Minya| Burned | Photo
  • Coptic Homes | Qulta Street, Assiut | Attacked
  • Offices of the Evangelical Foundation & Oum al-Nour | Minya
  • Coptic-owned shops, pharmacy, and hotels | Karnak and Cleopatra Streets, Luxor | Attacked and Looted
  • Dahabeya Nile Boat | Minya| Church-owned | Source,PhotoPhoto
  • Bible Society bookshop | Cairo | Burned | Photo
  • Bible Society | Fayoum | Photo
  • Bible Society | al-Gomohoreya Street, Assiut | PhotoPhoto
  • Ezbet el Nekhl | Source, source, source (Arabic)

The most shocking part of this story, aside from the horrific violence, obviously, is that in a country where 70% of the population labels themselves Christian, a country with much of it's foundation rooted in Christianity, no major mainstream media outlets are providing major coverage of what is happening in Egypt. Most Americans and American churches are not informed on what is happening to their Christian brothers and sisters in Egypt.

Why?

"This should give you some idea that we have Kristallnacht, the night of broken glass happening," Glenn referenced. "The Kristallnacht, in case you don't know, the night of broken glass, was in Germany.  As they started to blame everything on the Germans, what they did was they burned down the synagogues and then they attacked all of the Jewish businesses."

Much like Kristallnacht was blamed on the communists, the Christians are being blamed in Egypt. And Glenn believe's that Israel will soon be blamed as well.

"This is, by the way, the Muslim Brotherhood," Glenn continued. "The Muslim Brotherhood is the one doing this.  Because they needed somebody to blame.  They couldn't blame it on their fellow Muslims who threw the — Morsi out.  So they had to blame it on somebody.  So they are blaming it on the Christians.  The next target will be the Jews, but this is what's happening to the Christians.  And we're sending $2 billion a year to them, and our government is playing footsie with the Muslim Brotherhood, and this is what they've — this is what they're doing right now.  Right now."

Glenn went on to state that it is time to cut off support and aide to Egypt.

"We're only making things much, much wose," he said. "We are arming and emboldening those people burning down churches, killing Christians, kidnapping and raping Christians girls. 12‑year‑old girls are being taken from their Christian homes at night and raped and married off so they become Muslim.  Wake up.  And call those, call those absolute excuses for human beings in congress and the Senate and the White House that are turning a blind eye, call them what they are.  Despicable.  Those media outlets that are not reporting what's really happening on the ground in Egypt and those politicians like Lindsey Graham who say, "I had no idea it was so bad," you're despicable.  And you're dismissed."

"Support those people who are telling you the truth and support those people who are standing for the truth," Glenn continued. "The rest of them, dismiss them and pay no attention to them."

On Monday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn opened up about the tragic death of his brother-in-law, Vincent Colonna Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on April 5. He also shared some of the important thoughts and insights he's learned through the grieving process.

"Last Monday, I was sitting in this chair ... the two-minute warning comes and Stu said to me, 'You ready for the show?'' ... And that's when my wife [Tania] came to the door of the studio here at our house and said, 'I...' and she held the phone up. And then she collapsed on the floor in tears," Glenn began. "Tania's brother had passed. To say this was a shock, is an understatement."

Glenn described his brother-in-law as having "a servant's spirit."

"He was always the guy who lit up the room. He was always the guy helping others. He would never stop, because he was always helping others," Glenn said of Vincent. "He was on the school board. He was a little league coach. He was the soccer coach. He helped build the church. He took care of the lawn of the church. He was constantly doing things, raising money for charity, working over here, helping to organize this. But he was never the guy in the spotlight. He was just the guy doing it, and you had no idea how much he had done because he never talked about it.

"We also didn't know how much mental anguish he was in because he never talked about it. And last Monday morning, after spending Easter with the family ... he killed himself. This is now the third family member of mine that has gone through this. And I keep seeing it play out over and over and over again, in exactly the same way."

Glenn described his thoughts as he, Tania, and her family struggled to come to grips with the devastating loss.

"I learned some really important things as I was watching this wake. I'm seeing these people from all walks of life ... the people that were there, were there because [Vince] made a difference in their life. He was a true servant. As I'm watching this, all that kept going through my mind was, 'by their fruits, ye shall know them.' The fruits of his labor were on display. He was a servant all the time. All the time ... he found a way to love everybody.

"There are two great commandments: Love God with all your heart and mind and soul. And love your neighbor. So those two great commandments boil down to: Love truth. Because that's what God is," Glenn said.

"Love thy neighbor. That's where joy comes from. The opposite of joy is despair, and that is the complete absence of hope ... and how do you find joy? You find joy by rooting yourself in the truth. Even if that's a truth you don't want to accept. Accept the truth," he added. "But we have to stop saying that there's nothing we can do. What are we going to do? Well, here's the first thing: stop living a lie."

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After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

Watch the video below to hear Ezra describe the religious persecution taking place in Canada.


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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

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