The reported attacks by Islamists on Christian churches, Christian institutions and Christians in Egypt has spread. Here are some of the latest pictures to be tweeted from Egypt:
The church is the Body of Christ and it is being crucified again in Egypt. (Photo: Mass in a burned-out church) pic.twitter.com/KjD7Zt2YRe
— James Martin, SJ (@JamesMartinSJ) August 18, 2013
Those under attack include nuns, and reportedly a taxi driver was killed whose only crime was having a Christian cross on the dashboard:
— Jared Kaufman (@RealRedCrisp) August 18, 2013
From the Associated Press:
Two Christians have been killed since Wednesday, including a taxi driver who strayed into a protest by Morsi supporters in Alexandria and another man who was shot to death by Islamists in the southern province of Sohag, according to security officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to release the information.
The attacks served as a reminder that Islamists, while on the defensive in Cairo, maintain influence and the ability to stage violence in provincial strongholds with a large minority of Christians.
Nuns have also been targeted:
In Beni Suef, extremists paraded nuns "like prisoners of war" after burning their school; groped and assaulted them. http://t.co/iHRzBl9zUg
— Kristen Chick (@kristenchick) August 18, 2013
— Dr. Janelle Peters (@JanellePeters) August 18, 2013
The three nuns were reportedly led to safety by a Muslim woman.
Twitchy will monitor this story and keep you updated on the latest developments.