After torching a Franciscan school, Islamists paraded three nuns on the roads like "prisoners of conflict" before a Muslim woman suggested them refuge.
Two other women employed at the school were related to sex harassed and misused as they battled their way through a mob.
In the four days since security forces unblocked two sit-in bivouacs by supporters of Egypt's ousted leader, Islamists have assaulted dozens of Coptic churches along with dwellings and businesses owned by the Christian minority. The crusade of intimidation appears to be a alert to Christians out-of-doors Cairo to stand down from political activism.
Christians have long endured from discrimination and aggression in Muslim majority Egypt, where they make up 10 per hundred of the community of 90 million. Attacks expanded after the Islamists increased to power in the aawakenn of the 2011 Arab jump uprising that motored Hosni Mubarak from power, emboldening extremists.
But Christians have arrive farther under fire since President Mohammed Morsi was ousted on July 3, sparking a wave of Islamist wrath commanded by Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood.
Nearly 40 churches have been looted and torched, while 23 other ones have been assaulted and heavily damaged since Wednesday, when disorder erupted after Egypt's military-backed interim management moved in to clear two camps crammed with protesters calling for Morsi's reinstatement, murdering tallies of protesters and sparking dangerous clashes nationwide