Mobs Burn Churches In Egypt
The tension is between Muslims and Coptic Christians. What’s a Coptic Christian? That’s another story. But all you need to know is that they’ve been in the region since the 1st century–and they are not Muslims.
According to this article:
Muslim mobs set two Cairo churches on fire overnight during sectarian clashes that left 12 dead and more than 200 injured. The deepening religious violence in military-ruled Egypt exacerbated an already chaotic and lawless transition to democracy.
See the church in the picture to the left? Residents say Christians were hiding inside. Muslims were chanting: “With our blood and soul, we defend you Islam.” Yikes!
It seems Copts allege widespread discrimination. It relegates them to second-class citizen status, including tight restrictions on building or repairing churches that do not exist for Muslim places of worship.
Just thought you should know.