Egypt -- Attacked Christian Men Sentenced to 25 years
Sources: VOM Contacts
Twelve Christians arrested after Muslim extremists attacked their village last month have been sentenced to 25 years in prison while their Muslim attackers were freed. After the homes of 45 families in Abu Korkas village were attacked, leaving their house destroyed and all their property either stolen or destroyed, authorities arrested all the men in the village. Most were eventually freed, but 12 were permanently detained. Police also arrested eight Muslim men in an attempt to remove the impression of bias. However, when the men went to court last week, the judge freed the Muslim men and convicted all 12 Christians to 25 years. Pray for these men and their families and pray this will not drive a wedge between Muslims and Christians in the village.
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Acts 21 Now they have been informed about you that you continually teach all the Jews who live among the Gentiles to turn back from and forsake Moses...Therefore do just what we tell you. With us are 4 men who have taken a vow upon themselves. Take these men and purify yourself along with them and pay their expenses [for a temple offering],...Thus everybody will know that there is no truth in what they have been told about you, but that you yourself walk in observance of the Law of Moses.