$2.4 million worth of U.S. tear gas arrives in Egypt, Christians attacked

$2.4 million worth of U.S. tear gas arrives in Egypt, Christians attacked

Blood of a martyrWomen and children attacked with stones, fire bombs…

One hundred and forty thousand American-made tear gas canisters valued at $2.4 million dollars have been received by the Muslim Brotherhood-dominated Egyptian government, as reported by the United Press International via Breitbart.com.

The shipment is destined for the exclusive use of the Egyptian government to “protect state institutions,” according to Interior Minister spokesman Hani Abdel Latif.

The shipment of the exceedingly painful chemical riot control agent arrives on the heels of riots in central Cairo this past weekend.

Copts Attacked, Again…

Reportedly, Muslim gangs attacked Coptic Christians who were conducting the Rite of Burial at Cairo’s Cathedral of St. Mark’s this past Sunday. The funeral of the four Copts who were gunned down last Friday in Muslim attacks on Christians in the impoverished small town of El Khusus, north of Cairo, was marred by pro-Muslim Brotherhood gangs.

The attackers assaulted the mourners with a hail of stones, tear gas grenades, Molotov Cocktail fire bombs, flash bangs, as well as firearms and improvised home-made weapons, as reported by The Christian Post on April 9, 2013.

Police Aid the Mobs…

The Christian Post also cites a reporter from the news portal Morning Star News who witnessed Cairo police taking upwards of an hour to respond to the attack on the cathedral.

When police eventually did arrive on-scene, the officers reportedly, d

id nothing to stop the attack:

Instead, most stood and watched men throw rocks at the Christians gathered at the gates of the cathedral compound or hurl stones over walls at the Christians trapped inside.

As also reported, law enforcement stood by as attackers scaled the walls of the cathedral compound to attack the Copts.

At least one police officer atop a riot-control vehicle fired a tear-gas grenade into the cathedral’s main compound where women and children were huddled for safety while the men battled the attackers.

Multiple, military-style tear gas grenades, much like the ones the Obama Administration just sent to Egypt, were reportedly “fired into the compound with regular frequency.”

T. Kevin Whiteman

T. Kevin Whiteman

T. Kevin Whiteman is a retired Master Sergeant of Marines. He is the founder of the blog Unapologetically Rude and has written for Examiner and other blogs.

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