An extremist was able to break into the church of Mar-Girgis (St George) in Manshyet al-Tahrir in the Cairo eastern district of Ain Shams, at 6am Sunday 11 November. He went through a side door near the bakery in which the host bread, qurban, is made. He was quickly intercepted by the qurabni, the qurban baker but the intruder shouted the Islamic Allahu Akbar (Allah is the Greatest) and hit the qurabni on the head with an iron rod he was holding, bruising him. When anther worker came to rescue the qarabni, he was also hit. By that time the few men who were in the church at the time had gathered; they overpowered the assailant and handed him to the police.
According to Tharwat Bekhit, Ain Shams MP, the assailant was a 22-year-old man dressed in the Islamic jilbab, and appeared to be on drugs. having drugs such as Astorx. Ain Shams police and prosecution are investigating the matter in an attempt to find if the young man had been acting on his own or were there others behind him.
11 November 2018