Egypt's new ban on protests limits the number of people who can gather, with hefty fines and prison terms for violators.
Since the Muslim Brotherhood took power in Egypt, Christians have been the targets of violence. Once the Islamist government was sacked, Christians hoped the situation would change, but it hasn't. However, while the violence has been difficult for Christians, there is good news.
The attack has had a significant effect on Christians in the area, with many feeling like they are "under siege."
The terrorist attack on a wedding service at a church in the Al-Warrak suburb of Cairo on Sunday, Oct. 20, is the latest evidence of the seriousness of the situation in Egypt.
Four people, including an 8-year-old girl, died after masked gunmen opened fire on a wedding in Giza on the evening of October 20.
While media attention has focused on Cairo, other Egyptian cities are also in tumult.
A group of Muslims robbed two Egyptian Christians living in Libya, then tied up and shot them to death after the two Copts refused their demand to convert to Islam.
"I'm afraid to get out from my home and walk in the streets of the village," says Father Youannis Shawky, a Coptic priest. "The situation is so dangerous for us here."
An Egyptian court has banned the Muslim Brotherhood, meaning the group can no longer operate and organize protests.
Muslims in southern Egypt killed two Christian men for failing to pay them protection money.
The Muslim Brotherhood and its supporters have began forcing the roughly 15,000 Christian Copts of Dalga village in Egypt to pay a jizya tax as indicated in Koran 9:29.
The majority of Egyptians do not want the Muslim Brotherhood involved in their society or in politics, according to a new poll from Baseera, the Egyptian Center of Public Opinion Research.
While most Christians try to continue their daily activities, they fear more reprisals as Muslim Brotherhood leaders call for more protests.
During the last two weeks a total of seven Christians have been murdered and 17 kidnapped during the violence directed at Christians by Muslim Brotherhood extremists. Hundreds more have been injured. Additionally, the rampage has resulted in the destruction or damage of 212 privately-owned Christian shops and homes and 95 church buildings.
International Christian Concern has learned that deadly assaults on Christians at the hands of radical Islamists have continued across Egypt more than nine days after Muslim Brotherhood protests were dispersed last week.
Hundreds of Coptic Christian and Egyptian Americans rallied outside the White House Thursday to express their support for the Egyptian army in its effort to protect people in Egypt from the Muslim Brotherhood.
Christians are unfairly being made the scapegoat by the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, since Morsi was ousted from power last month.
Seventy-three churches and monasteries, as well as 22 adjunct church service buildings (including orphanages, schools and Bible bookshops), were either partially or totally burned down or damaged.
Where are the Christians in support of their brethren in Egypt? The least that should be done is to pray for them.
In the midst of the chaos, Islamic extremists in Egypt are burning churches and murdering Christians. The U.S. must speak out.