Mideast Egypt

Christians are being targeted in Egypt. That's according to Human Rights Watch who have recorded scores of attacks on churches and property in recent weeks.

FOX News Radio's Emily Wither has the story from our Middle East Bureau:


This is a church in Egypt's Minya province burning to the ground after deliberately being torched.


Human Rights Watch say they've recorded attacks on 42 churches.

Coogle: "Hundreds of men came armed with guns in some cases, molotov cocktails, sticks. They broke in, they looted, they destroyed and then for many of the churches, they burned them to the ground."

Researcher Adam Coogle says that dozens of Christian schools, homes and businesses have also been targeted. It's believed that supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi are behind the attacks. The organization is calling on authorities to investigate why security forces are failing to intervene.

Emily Wither, FOX News Radio.