We have come to dread the terror and bloodshed that Easter and Christmas bring. Militant Muslims want to kill the kuffar on their holiest days, their most joyous occasions, so as to maximize the horror and terror of it all. It’s in the Qur’an: “We will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve for what they have associated with Allah of which He had not sent down authority. And their refuge will be the Fire, and wretched is the residence of the wrongdoers.” (3:151)
Egypt, 2017, 45 dead
On April 9, 2017 two churches are bombed on Palm Sunday, killing 45 people. The attacks are in the cities of Tanta and Alexandria, where Coptic Pope Tawadros II had been leading a service. He is unharmed.
Daesh claims responsiblity.
Pakistan, 2016, 75 dead
On March 27, 2016, 75 people including many children are killed and hundreds are injured when a bomb packed with ball bearings explodes near a popular park in Lahore where Christians were celebrating Easter.
The attack is claimed by the Pakistani Taliban faction Jamaat-ul-Ahrar.
Nigeria, 2012, 41 dead
On April 8, 2012, 41 people are killed in a car bomb attack on Easter Sunday near a church in Kaduna, a key cultural and economic centre in the north that has been hit by the Islamist group Boko Haram.
Other attacks against Christians
Philippines: At least 21 people are killed on January 27, 2019 in a double suicide attack at a Catholic cathedral in the remote Muslim-majority island of Jolo.
Daesh claim responsiblity. Authorities attribute it to the Ajang-Ajang faction, a group linked to the Jolo-based Abu Sayyaf Islamist group.
Egypt: On May 26, 2017, 29 people including many children are gunned down by masked gunmen in central Minya targeting a bus carrying Coptic Christians travelling to the Saint Samuel monastery.
Daesh claim responsibility for the attack.
Cairo: On December 11, 2016, as Coptic Christians are in mid-prayer at their church in Cairo, a suicide attack tears through the building killing 29 people. Daesh claim responsibility.
Germany: Muslim screaming “Allahu akbar” throws firecracker in church during Easter mass, 24 injured in panic
Again: “And prepare against them whatever you are able of power and of steeds of war by which you may strike terror in the enemy of Allah and your enemy and others besides them whom you do not know, whom Allah knows.” (Qur’an 8:60)
“Munich: Dark-skinned burst in Easter service and shouted ‘Allahu Akbar,’” translated from “München: Dunkelhäutiger platzt in Oster-Gottesdienst und schrie ‘Allahu Akbar,’” PolitikStube, April 21, 2019 (thanks to Searchlight Germany):
A heavily drunken man, dark-skinned and with a beard, entered St. Paul’s Church in Munich Theresienwiese during the Croatian Mass (Easter blessing), with a bottle of alcohol in hand, lit a firecracker and threw it in the middle of the church and shouted “Allahu akbar.” Everyone panicked and threw the baskets that the Easter meal was in, and ran out screaming. This injured children and adults. The police and its team came and arrested the man. These are shocking pictures that must be shared and not hidden. There were some injured. Many children are in a state of shock.
Merkur Online reports that 24 people were injured.
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