If you're like me, one country you don't typically think of when it comes to Christian persecution is Australia - however, in recent days Australia has had some interesting things happening, besides all of the flooding.
One such event that recently took place was a rally at Martin Place, here's some of the article by Paul Sheehan from The Sydney Morning Herald, explaining what happened.
The trigger for the rally at Martin Place was a cascade of events that began late last year when a list was circulated via an extremist Islamic website pledging attacks against 64 specific Coptic Orthodox churches. Four of the churches are in Sydney, where the majority of Australia's 80,000 Copts live.
At the top of the hit list was the Saints Church in Alexandria, Egypt. On New Year's Eve, as Christians left a midnight prayer service at the Saints Church, a car bomb exploded. Twenty-three Copts died and at least 95 others were wounded in the attack. Hours before, Muslim fundamentalists had gathered outside a major mosque in Alexandria chanting threats against the Coptic church. After the attack, men ran around the city shouting ''Allah Akbah!'', the battle cry of jihad.
Violent attacks against the more than 10 million Coptic Christians in Egypt have continued for almost 40 years. The violence coincided with the rise of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, the prototype of modern Islamic fascism. Violent incidents continue. On January 12, an off-duty police officer shot six Copts on a train in Egypt after identifying them as Christians.