Egypt: terrorists kill four at Christian wedding; Muslim Brotherhood blames government
Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has denounced a deadly terrorist attack at Coptic Orthodox wedding on October 20 in the district of Uarak in metropolitan Cairo. Two men astride a motorcycle sprayed a crowd of Christians celebrating a wedding. The attack caused the death of at least four individuals. Among them was a 9-yearold child. Twelve persons were injured.
Even though members of the organization have been linked to violent acts all over Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood denounced the lack of security measures in front of the place of Christian worship. "We are saddened by the fact that the authorities backed by the military, instead of carrying out their duty to protect, continue to ignore the fire provoked in a deliberate form, vandalism and murder". The Brotherhood expressed condolences to the victims' families.
Latin-rite Catholic Bishop Adel Zaki, who serves as Apostolic Vicar in Alexandria, said that the Brotherhood has resorted to similar motorcycle attacks in the past. He said that it "is a tactic already used by them on other occasions: they express their solidarity to the victims, and then what emerges is that the architects of the terrorist attacks are people related to them." According to the Fides news service, Bishop Zaki said of the Brotherhood, "their goal is to cause chaos and then lay responsibility to the weakness of the government and the army that do not guarantee safety. The truth is manipulated to divide, and in this I see the work of the devil. They want to divide Christians and Muslims who together brought the downfall of Morsi’s Islamic regime. The bombings and attacks against Christians have now come to the capital. May the Lord save us".
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