Jobbik condemns anti-Christian attack in Cairo

Jobbik Movement for a Better Hungary is deeply saddened by the news of the explosion that took place near Cairo’s St. Mark Cathedral, the centre of the Coptic Church and has killed at least 25 worshippers attending Sunday's holy mass. We most categorically condemn the brutal attack on the Coptic community in their preparation for Christmas and express our heartfelt condolences to the victims' families.

Although the identity of the attackers has not been determined, we find it worrying that anti-Christian sentiments have definitely increased in the Middle East in recent years and that the Islamic State, which is responsible for the massacre of two-thousand-year-old Christian communities, is active in the territory of Egypt and the neighbouring Libya as well.

We hope that the terrorists, whoever they may be, are not supported by the Egyptian society and their identities will soon be determined and that the Coptic Christian community may practice their faith freely and in peace in the future. As Christians, we welcome the statement made by al-Azhar, the Sunni Islam's most prestigious school, in which they emphasized that any attack on peaceful people is in contradiction with the teachings of Islam.

Jobbik asks the Egyptian government and the people of Egypt to oppose the terrorists who affront all religions, and calls upon Europe's governments, including that of Hungary to do what is in their power in order to guarantee the safety of Christians in the Middle East as well as to protect their communities.

 

MP Márton Göngyösi