US embassy in Cairo warns its citizens to avoid “identifiable places of worship”

US embassy in Cairo warns its citizens to avoid “identifiable places of worship”:

Grow a spine, US embassy in Cairo. American citizens have no need to avoid mosques in Cairo. No one is going to set off a bomb in any of them. The threat is to churches, and to Egypt’s Christians, and you know that full well, but don’t dare to state it clearly, for fear of being accused of “Islamophobia.”

“US embassy in Cairo warns its citizens to avoid identifiable places of worship,” by Ola Noureldin, Egypt Independent, April 12, 2017:

The US Embassy in Cairo issued a security alert to US citizens on Tuesday, indicating that they should avoid identifiable places of worship for the next two weeks following recent terrorist attacks on Palm Sunday that targeted churches in Alexandria and Tanta and left at least 45 people dead and over 100 injured.

These attacks signified one of the deadliest days of violence against Christians in Egypt in years, which led President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to promptly declare a three-month state of emergency, saying the measure was necessary to efficiently wage war on terror.

On Tuesday, a statement from the US Embassy in Cairo warned its citizens to “maintain a heightened state of alert, avoiding crowds and public gatherings at all times while in Egypt.”…

H/t reader kevin a.

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