Sunday, May 8, 2011

Toppling Mubarak brings sharp increase in Muslim-Christian violence


Al Jazeera

Egypt's military rulers have detained 190 people in connection with the clashes between Muslims and Christians in Cairo in which at least 12 people have been killed and more than 230 others wounded.

The situation remained tense on Sunday, a day after violence first erupted in the Egyptian capital's northwestern neighbourhood of Imbaba.

Witnesses said the clashes broke out after a mob of conservative Muslims marched on a Coptic Christian church in Imbaba.

The march began over an apparent relationship between a Coptic woman and a Muslim man, amid reports that the woman was being held inside against her will and prevented from converting to Islam.

The verbal clash soon developed into a full-fledged confrontation where the two sides exchanged gunfire, firebombs and stones, and another church nearby was set on fire.

2 comments :

  1. To be a machmir and say NO to everything is not the way,
    You might chase some people back
    to tv and the internet and then what.
    Start from the beginning.
    MA OELU CHACHAMIM BETAKANATAM.

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  2. Recipients and PublicityMay 10, 2011 at 8:46 PM

    why are "Anonymous" comments being allowed?

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