Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood Denies Attacks On Churches [Photo]
The Muslim Brotherhood, the party of ousted President Morsi, denied responsibility on Friday for the series of churches burnings across the country. Dr Morad Ali, a spokesman for the Freedom and Justice Party, said in a statement, “(The party) stands firmly against any attack — even verbal — against churches. Our revolution is peaceful.” Coptic Christians are the native Christians of Egyptas well as the country’s largest Christian group. Coptic Christians comprise 10 percent of Egypt’s population and while historically persecuted, experienced a steep rise of attacks following President Mori’s removal. Some Islamists in Cairo claim that the Coptic pope, Tawadros II, endorsed the Egyptian military crackdown and explain his approval as a prime reason for the attacks.