Egyptian military General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has “ordered the engineering department of the armed forces to swiftly repair” the Coptic Christian churches burned down or otherwise attacked by the Muslim Brotherhood.
Islamists torched at least 25 churches were torched while the Egyptian military clashed with the Muslim Brotherhood in the past few weeks.
According to Fox News, Sisi released a statement in which he ordered these churches rebuilt “in recognition of the historical and national role played by our Coptic brothers.”
The Coptic church’s Bishop Mousa responded to Sisi’s order with gratitude: “We thank… Gen. Sisi for commissioning the brave Egyptian armed forces to rebuild the places of worship damaged during recent events.”
On Sunday, Breitbart News reported the Muslim Brotherhood had been using the clashes with the Egyptian military as cover to carry out violence against Christians. This included violence against individual Christians as well as violence against the churches in which they gather for worship.
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