This is run-of-the-mill violence there.
This is side that Obama chose to support, and still does.
The Egyptian daily Shorouk News reports that supporters of former President Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate, are desecrating churches and have raised the flag of Al-Qaeda in front of one church on Saturday night. The Clarion Project was provided with a translation of the newspaper report.
Hundreds of Morsi backers protested outside the Mary Girgis (St. George) Church in Girga in Sohag Governorate, furious at Christian support for the overthrow of Morsi. The church attendees locked the doors and stayed inside the building as the Islamist protesters denounced secularism and the Coptic Pope. The crowd then raised the black flag of Al-Qaeda, according to the Egyptian newspaper.
Dozens of Islamists also rioted in a Christian village in Maragha, also located in Sohag Governorate. The police had to step in as property was trespassed on and crosses on some of the homes’ doors and windows were destroyed.
One Morsi supporter is quoted as saying, “We are fighting a war” that secularists and Christians are waging upon Islam. He ridiculed Al-Azhar University, the highest Sunni school of learning, for not standing up for Morsi.
“[I]n the last three weeks or so, we’ve seen Christians targeted, especially a Coptic priest who was killed in northern Sinai. An Egyptian businessman was killed and beheaded in northern Sinai. Churches were also burned, and Christians were driven out of their communities,” said Jerry Dykstra, spokesman for Open Doors USA.