EGYPT – Knife-Wielding Extremist Attacks Christian Family in Egypt

Known Extremist Targeted Christian Family at Upper Egypt Home

International Christian Concern | Nov. 21, 2019

International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on November 17, 2019, a Christian family sitting outside of the entrance of their house was attacked by a known Islamic extremist wielding a knife. The incident occurred in a rural Upper Egyptian village located just north of Minya City.

The mother, a widow named Houda Hana, received 20 stitches in her head. The younger son sustained minor injuries throughout his body. The middle son, Shenouda, received injuries that required surgery for his liver and intestines. The older son, Mina, was not present during the incident. The family has not been able to return to their home following the attack.

The incident occurred as the family was sitting outside of the entrance of their house, as is a common custom in the villages. Mohammed Eid Moussa walked past their house and began to question why the family would sit in public view. When the Christians asserted their right to sit outside their home, Mohammed fetched a knife from his house and began attacking the Christians.