Anglicans join global wave of solidarity after Palm Sunday Coptic bombings

Posted Apr 11, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] Anglican leaders around the world have added their voices to the global wave of solidarity that followed the deadly Palm Sunday attacks on Coptic churches in Egypt. The terror group Daesh claimed responsibility for the attacks, which left at least 44 people dead and many more injured.

The secretary general of the Anglican Communion, Josiah Idowu-Fearon, said that he was “shocked and greatly saddened” by the attacks, “particularly as they took place on Palm Sunday,” he said.

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Comments (3)

  1. gordon fuglie says:

    In a recent journalistic book on Egypt which I saw reviewed in the New York Times early this year, and covering the period post-Arab Spring and the banning of the Muslim Brotherhood by the Egyptian government, the author cited the routine violent scapegoating of Coptic Christians by the Muslim majority. This happens sometimes with the government turning a blind eye, and also because scapegoating of Coptic Christians serves as a safety valve for the frustrations of the majority socially conservative populace. The latter “blame” the Copts for the failure of economic opportunities for Muslim men, their families and clans, rather than the vicious cycle produced by the contradictions and corruption inherent in their reactionary Muslim society.

  2. ron davin says:

    You realize that Daesh could care less about you being shocked and sadden. Sadden yes, but why were you shocked ?

  3. Tony Oberdorfer says:

    Why should the secretary general of the Anglican Communion be especially distressed by the attacks “particularly as they took place on Palm Sunday”? Would the victims be any less dead had they been murdered the day before or after?

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