Mobs Burn Churches In Egypt
Something that isn’t really making the news is the sectarian violence in Egypt. Remember Egypt? That country in which there is a powerful uprising of ‘democracy’? Yah, not so much.
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.
This entry was posted by Jason Berggren on May 17, 2011 at 6:07 am, and is filed under In The News, Unauthorized Blogs. Follow any responses to this post through RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback from your own site.
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