At first, the man hurled verbal insults: “Christians shouldn’t be out on the street because they are dogs.”
When Houda bravely refused to leave, the man grew irate, ranting that he would “kill the dog infidels,” and attacked all three with a knife. Shenouda spent three days in intensive care, while Houda and Ishaq both received stitches. Local police say the attack was, “just a normal quarrel. “The family has received threats and pressure to drop the charges against their attacker.
Pray for this family’s continued healing and for all Christians in Egypt who each day live with the threat of attacks like stabbings, beatings, kidnappings and property destruction.
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