Egypt Muslims attack church, Christians’ homes Facebook post

Mourners carry crosses and march after the funeral of Coptic Christians who were killed on Friday in Minya, Egypt, May 26, 2017. | (Photo: Reuters/Mohamed Abd El Ghany)

A mob of Muslim villagers attacked the homes and shops of Coptic Christians in Egypt’s Minya governorate over rumors that a Christian man had posted a comment denigrating Islam on Facebook, according to reports.

At least one elderly woman was hospitalized for burns suffered in the fire in her home after groups close to Islamist groups used stones and Molotov cocktails to target the Coptic Orthodox community in al Barsha Thursday, according to Independent Catholic News.

The man accused of posting  the comment against Islam on his personal Facebook account said that his page had been hacked.

The mob also tried to attack the church of Abou Sefin, where

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Overnight Defense: 5 US service members killed in international peacekeeping helicopter crash in Egypt | Progressives warn Biden against Defense nominee with contractor ties

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Overnight Defense: 5 US service members killed in international peacekeeping helicopter crash in Egypt | Progressives warn Biden against Defense nominee with contractor ties | Trump executive order to ban investment in Chinese military-linked companies

THE TOPLINE: Five U.S. service members were among seven international peacekeepers killed Thursday in a helicopter crash in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula.

The helicopter belonged to the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO), an international peacekeeping body that monitors the 40-year-old peace agreement between Israel and Egypt.

The Pentagon and MFO initially said six U.S. members were killed, but the Pentagon said Thursday evening five were killed and one was injured.

“At this point, there is no information to

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