» 01/08/2010, 00.00
EGYPT - ISLAM
Coptic bishop real target in Christmas attack in Egypt
Mgr Kirollos had received several threats in preceding days. Crowd at the funeral of the six Christians killed throw rocks at police who respond with tear gas. Security forces are accused of negligence.
Nag Hamadi: armed commando attacks Coptic Christians, seven dead and three wounded
The incident happened at midnight last night, after Christmas Mass which the Coptic Church celebrates Christmas on January 7. The attack was revenge for an alleged case of sexual assault against a twelve year old, which occurred last November.
Solidarity with Italy as many others die each day in Iraq, says Chaldean Patriarch
In the wake of the recent attack in Nasiriyah, Patriarch Delly calls on people to pray for peace and remember all the victims, whatever their nationality, who die in Iraq's 'chaos'.
Massacre of Christians in Alexandria. Car bomb explodes outside a church
The attack was carried out shortly after midnight on January 1, 2011, as mass was ending. The death toll is currently of 21 dead and 43 wounded. A possible connection with threats from Al Qaeda after the massacre of the Syriac Catholic cathedral in Baghdad.
15/03/2010 ISLAM - EGYPT
Muslim leader condemns violence against Christians in Egypt
Asghar Ali Engineer points the finger at "some imams" who foment hatred and sectarian divisions. Analyzing the Koran and the life of Muhammad, he emphasizes the defence of human life and respect for minorities. He adds: Muslims must reflect "on their failures," and return to "values enshrined in the Koran."
Crowd of 3 thousand Muslims attack a Coptic Christian community, 25 injured
Faithful were gathered in prayer when attack occurred. There were four priests, one deacon and 400 parishioners in the building, women and children also targeted. Fundamentalists fury, egged on by the imam, unleashed by the rumour that the Christians are building a new church. In reality it is a hospice.
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