A Coptic Christian woman violently was attacked by a radical Muslim in Egypt
A radical Muslim man reportedly tried to murder a Coptic Christian woman in Egypt last month. Thirty-five-year-old Mona Wafdi Marzouk was walking to some of her family’s land to help them work when Qassem Faleh Muhammad allegedly grabbed her from behind and tried to choke her with a scarf.
Marzouk had not seen Muhammad as he ran up to attack her and had not engaged him in conversation, The Christian Post reports. After he tried to choke her, he grabbed a sickle, a tool used to cut grass, and tried to slash her throat. The blade was not sharp, and he was not able to kill her.
Muhammad then ran away and left Marzouk lying on the ground. Her brother found her and took her to the hospital. She received seven stitches in her neck and is recovering. Her family said she “lives in a state of terror and panic after the harsh experience.”
International Christian Concern believes Mona was targeted because of her Christian faith. The Egyptian media has painted Muhammad as mentally ill, but this was not his first attack against Christians. He burglarized the home of a Coptic Christian the day before his attack on Marzouk.