An eight-year old girl was one of the victims in an attack by armed men who fired on a group of people leaving a wedding at a Coptic Church in Cairo on Sunday. The wedding, which was late Sunday night, killed a man, a woman and an eight-year old girl and injured nine others. The incident is the latest in the attacks against Coptic Christians in Egypt.
The attacks against Coptic Christians have been frequent according to a Coptic Church Bishop. The Bishop said that the political tension in the country is the leading factor in the hate crimes against those who believe otherwise. According to the Bishop, there was no justification for killing an eight year old girl
Many parties claim that Coptic Christians were to blame for the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi by the Egyptian military.
The increasing crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamic leaders of the party was due to the Coptic Christians backing the Egyptian military during the perceived ouster of the president. The appearance of Coptic Pope Tawadros II beside General Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi during the first day of the ouster also strengthened the belief of many Islamists in the country about the intentions of Coptic Christians.
Coptic Christians only account for 10% of Egypt. Aside from Cairo, Coptic Christians in Minya and Assuit in Central Egypt have also had incidences of attacks.