EGYPT CHRISTIAN CHURCH BOMBED BY FEMALE BOMBER – DETONATED BOMB INSIDE EGYPT’S ST. MARK CATHEDRAL, KILLING 25, 49 WOUNDED…MARK, AUTHOR OF BOOK OF MARK, SPREAD CHRISTIANITY IN EGYPT IN 33 AD
- “I found bodies, many of them women, lying on the pews. It was a horrible scene.”
- “I saw a headless woman being carried away.
- A female terrorist entered the church and blast the side of the building where the women gather.
This is the second attack in Egypt this week by Islamic terrorists. A female terrorist detonated 44 pounds of bomb inside St Mark’s Cathedral targeting Cairo‘s main Coptic Christian community killing 25 people, including six children, and 49 wounded. According to reports, a female terrorist entered the women’s section of the church, planted an IED inside a handbag before detonating the bomb remotely at the side of the building where the women gather. ( SOURCE: Bomb explodes in Egypt by Cairo’s biggest Coptic Cathedral killing 25 and ISIS CELEBRATES )
Cathedral worker Attiya Mahrous said: “I found bodies, many of them women, lying on the pews. It was a horrible scene.”
Mariam Shenouda said: “I saw a headless woman being carried away.
“Everyone was in a state of shock. We were scooping up people’s flesh off the floor.
“There were children. What have they done to deserve this? I wish I had died with them instead of seeing these scenes.”
St. Mark’s Cathedral is the seat of Egypt’s Orthodox Christian church and is home to the office of its spiritual leader, Pope Tawadros. The members of Egypt’s Coptic Christian community have been targeted by members of the Muslim Brotherhood who supported the ousted former leader Mohamed Morsi.
Egyptian Christians believe that the Patriarchate of Alexandria was founded by Mark the Evangelist around AD 33, and Christianity entered Egypt because of Mark the Evangelist, the author the gospel of Mark.
Egypt was a Christian majority before it became part of Islam. In 639–42, Egypt was invaded and conquered by the Islamic Empire by the Muslim Arabs. Today, Christianity is a minority religion in Egypt. Egyptian Christians, nearly all of whom are Copts (adherents of the Coptic Orthodox Church or other Coptic churches), most likely account for about 11% of the country’s population, though different sources’ estimates have ranged from 3% to 20% .