[AP] Death toll in Egypt’s Muslim-Christian clashes at Cairo cathedral rises to 2

The death toll in clashes between Muslims and Christians in Cairo has risen to two, health and security officials said Monday. Another 89 were injured in the clashes outside Cairo’s main Coptic cathedral, which brought Egypt’s growing religious tension to the seat of the church’s pope.

The clashes broke out following the funeral of four Christians killed in sectarian violence the day before…

Read it all and there is an eyewitness report in the Independent


Posted in * International News & Commentary, Egypt, Middle East

6 comments on “[AP] Death toll in Egypt’s Muslim-Christian clashes at Cairo cathedral rises to 2

  1. SHSilverthorne+ says:

    “Muslim-Christian clashes”. Right. Copts try to demonstrate peacefully and are pelted with rocks. An angry mob attacks a church while they try to mourn their dead and lobs firebombs. The police respond by shooting tear gas into the besieged church. But these are just clashes, say the press. Nobody’s to blame really. Total moral equivalence between the parties involved.

    Can the press once, just once, admit that Christians are the victims here? Instead, they provide cover for the systematic destruction of the ancient Christian communities of the Middle East. Profoundly sad.


  2. Katherine says:

    More than “a church,” it’s the Cathedral seat of the Coptic Pope. Broken glass raining down on people inside the church compound, flung from buildings outside the walls, and tear gas fired INTO the compound by police outside. All because some Coptic children were accused, maybe falsely, of painting graffiti on a mosque in the Delta.

  3. Charles52 says:

    Indeed #1! As in Nigeria, it’s always a “clash between” Muslims and Christians, not an “attack upon” Christians.

  4. Katherine says:

    The news this evening is that there are at least six dead and 89 wounded. You can count on most of those casualties being Copts.

  5. Pageantmaster Ù† says:

    Prayers for Egypt and for its Christian witnesses.

  6. Ad Orientem says:

    Holy New Martyrs of Egypt pray for us!