The media are focusing on all the happy protesters in Cairo, but we are seeing unconfirmed reports on Twitter that chaos has erupted elsewhere in Egypt and thugs are taking this opportunity to attack churches and homes of Coptic Christians.
Ikhwan are attacking Copts and their properties in Asyut, Sohag and Minya in Upper Egypt.
— COPTIC NATIONALISM (@DioscorusBoles) July 3, 2013
Pro morsy folks just set a church on fire in Minya. But nevermind that and argue about whether this is a military coup or a populist coup
— Wael Omar (@7000years) July 3, 2013
Morsi supporters storm church, smashing & stealing contents. They also attacked Christian homes. Pastor is trapped. http://t.co/KCprqm52i7
— Niraj Warikoo (@nwarikoo) July 4, 2013
— An Egyptian (@An_Egyptian) July 3, 2013
Supporters of democratically elected #morsi retaliate by attacking churches in minya, assiut & marsa matrouh. So much for legitimacy & law!
— Miriam Amir (@miriamamir) July 3, 2013
It’s not the first time and, mark our words, it won’t be the last.