Both organizations condemn the terrorist attack in the village of ElMeryenat, Aswan, Egypt. The attack resulted in the burning of St. George Coptic church along with three neighboring houses owned by Christians. We also condemn the misleading comments of the governor of Aswan, the silence of the military counsel, and the lack of media coverage to the assaults on Copts and the destruction of their church and their property.
We condemn the absence of justice presented in letting the attackers go free and not arresting anyone. The lack of punishment usually paired with the attacks on Christians is the green light given to Islamic terrorists to repeat the offenses periodically against the Churches.
Â In the last incident, the attackers spent over 5 hours destroying the church and burning it to the ground, while the law intervention and the fire fighters are no where to be found.
To add insult to injury, the governor of Aswan appeared on the media releasing misleading announcements, which would only encourage the terrorists to destroy Egypt even more.
The last attack in the village of ElMeryenat, is only another episode in the horrific saga of terrorizing the Christians by the Muslim extremists. The saga continues because of the non-responsive regime that does not punish the attackers, and because whenever a Christian citizen or a church is attacked, no one is ever held responsible. That is why we, The European union of Coptic organizations for human rights, along with the World Minorities united for Peace Organization, are holding the military counsel responsible of the attack on St. George Coptic church in the village of ElMeryenat. We are also requesting that the Governor of Aswan is relieved from his duties due to his inability in protecting his citizens and because he mislead the public instead of taking responsibility.
The European union of Coptic organizations for human rights,