Muslim protesters in Egypt reportedly beat and murdered Mary Sameh George, a Coptic Christian, in “retaliation” for recent rulings by an Egyptian court. According to eyewitness reports, George was delivering medicine to an elderly woman when the protestors noticed a small cross hanging on her rearview mirror:
“Once they saw that she was a Christian [because of the cross hanging on her rear view mirror], they jumped on top of the car, to the point that the vehicle was no longer visible. The roof of the car collapsed in. When they realized that she was starting to die, they pulled her out of the car and started pounding on her and pulling her hair—to the point that portions of her hair and scalp came off. They kept beating her, kicking her, stabbing her with any object or weapon they could find….”
Protests in the country fired up recently because an Egyptian court condemned to death hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood supporters. However, the protestors have largely targeted the minority Copts. Some insiders say that local imams continue to rouse these incidents by inciting Muslim worshipers to violence.
George’s family called out the Egyptian government for not intervening in these protests and also called for President Barack Obama to end support of the Muslim Brotherhood:
“A message to [U.S. President Barack] Obama, who is calling for the Brotherhood to return to power again. I want to tell him, have mercy, enough is enough!”
*Publication Date: 4/3/14