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Egyptian Salafist scholar calls for the destruction of "Pyramids and Sphinx"
For Murgan Salem al-Gohary, pro-Taliban Salafist leader, they must go the way of the Buddhas of Bamyan (Afghanistan), which were blown up in March 2001. Egypt's tourist operators slam President Morsi and the authorities for doing nothing against the extremists. On Egypt Air, 250 stewardesses will wear the veil.
Young Egyptians against Salafists, warn "Visit the Pyramids before it is too late"
Salafist al-Gohary's call for the destruction of the Pyramids generates huge internet response. Attacking the pyramids is tantamount to attacking the Egyptian people. Critics slam President Morsi's embarrassing silence, accuse him of defending Muslim extremists for electoral reasons.
Islamists lay siege to Coptic church near pyramids
The Egyptian Union of Human Rights calls for local government chief to be dismissed for fuelling interreligious tensions. Police forces surround church under construction, seizing four concrete mixing vehicles. Thousands of Copts surround the building to protect it.
Protests over block on church of the Pyramids. "The government discriminates against Christians"
168 Copts are still in jail (including 20 children) arrested during the demonstration on November 24 against the block on construction of the church opposed by radical Muslims. Appeal to Mubarak to punish those who authorized the use of weapons.
Copts protest in Cairo demanding justice for the killed and freedom for the arrested
A demonstration is underway after clashes left four unarmed protesters dead during a demonstration over a denied building permit for a church near the pyramids. Copts call for the resignation and prosecution of Giza’s governor and the security chief.
Two Copts killed in the battle for the "church of the Pyramids"
Thousands of Christian protesters surrounded the governorate in Giza to protest against the blockade of the construction of the only church in the area. Strong reaction of the security forces. Fundamentalist Muslims are opposed to the churches’ completion and put pressure on local authorities.
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