Agence France-PresseOctober 7, 2013 01:49
Samir Hanna, an Egyptian Copt, returned to his home in the town of Delga a short while ago, but only to find it torched and looted by masked Islamist men.
"Hundreds of them attacked our homes, many of them wearing masks," said the 43-year-old farmer inside his gutted house. "My home was looted, set on fire and destroyed."
On August 14, mobs of Islamists unleashed a wave of violence in Delga -- attacking Coptic homes, centuries-old churches and terrorising Christian families.