Massacre of innocent Christians in Alexandria - Egypt

Dear Mr Kevin Rudd,
Australian Foreign Minister

I hope you enjoyed your visit to Egypt two weeks ago.
As an Australian Copt, I am publicly asking you, if you raised the concern of Australian Copts about the continued massacre of innocent Christians in the Islamic Country of Egypt?
Mr Rudd, We have send your office 1000's of emails and letters and "not one response".

As foreign Minister do you represent all Australian Citizens, or do you ignore certain sectors because you feel they are not in a position to affect election outcomes?.
Does our Prime Minister Julia Gillard care about the massacre of our brethren in Egypt?
Will this be raised in parliament?

Will you make immediate representation with your respective Egyptian counterpart to voice our total and utter revolution of the continued persecution of the descendants of the Pharaohs and the worlds oldest Christians the "COPTS".?

We are the indigenous natives of Egypt and totally object to the vulgar indignation with which we are treated.

As Australians we demand that Australia address the issue,
and voice our concerns.
Below is a brief report on the disgraceful, cowardly, barbaric, bastardly attack by radical islamists against our church in Egypt.
You would no doubt agree it is a despicable way to start a new year and decade.

Only Half an hour, into the new year, the adherents of the religion of peace have exploded a car bomb as church goers were leaving after midnight mass concluded.

Differing reports says 5-10 people have been killed in an explosion that went off at a Coptic Christian church in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria early Saturday.
The blast went off about a half-hour after midnight early Saturday as worshippers were emerging from a New Year's Mass at the Saints Church in Alexandria.
Police say the blast came from a car parked outside the church, but police said they were still investigating whether the car had been rigged with explosives or if a bomb had been placed under it.
Police said there were wounded, but did not have an immediate number. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the press. Witnesses reported seeing the bodies of several dead, but the numbers were not immediately confirmed.
After the explosion, some Christians from the church clashed with police in anger over the blast, a police official said. The Christians hurled stones at police and a nearby mosque, chanting, "With our blood and soul, we redeem the cross," the witnesses said.

The attack comes at a time of heightened sectarian tensions in the region, when al-Qaida-linked militants have carried out a campaign of attacks against Christians in Iraq, killing 68 in a church siege in October and two more Christians in attacks in Baghdad on Thursday.
The attacks in Iraq have an unusual connection to Egypt. Al-Qaida in Iraq says it is carrying out the campaign of anti-Christian attacks.

Despite the assurances by Mubarak that security forces would protect the churches, Islamic Militants had no trouble driving the vehicle to the desired location and waiting for church goers to exit before detonating to assure maximum deaths.
With 1 week before Copts celebrate Christmas Mass on 7 January, the year has been commenced by the shedding of christian blood and resulting in coptic Martyrs at the hands of radical islamists.

Christians are believed to make up about 10 percent of Egypt's population of nearly 80 million people, and the country has seen increasing sectarian tensions. In January 2009, seven Christians were killed in a drive-by shooting on a church in southern Egypt during celebrations for the Orthodox Coptic Christmas, but bombings against churches have been rare in recent years.

Assad El-Epty



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