Coptic Christian Priest’s Car Set Aflame

On February 17, “unknown persons” set fire to the parked car of Fr. Ayub Yusif, the priest of the Saint George Coptic Catholic Church in the village of Dalga, Minya, Upper Egypt.

By the time authorities put out the fire, the car was completely charred (see pictured).

Dalga has been the scene of many attacks on Christians.  For example, back in September 2013, Muslim Brotherhood supporters forced Coptic households to pay jizya, Islamic “protection money” —frequently whitewashed by Western academics— to be extorted from Christians and other non-Muslim subjects of the Islamic state.

Then, Fr. Ayub, the same priest whose car has now been torched, complained of how the Muslim Brotherhood was abusing the Christians of the village.