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Egyptian Muslims Attack Christian Church, at Least 12 Reported Dead

Posted on | May 8, 2011 | 13 Comments

Ah, the glorious “Arab spring”!

Egypt’s prime minister called for an emergency Cabinet meeting Sunday, a day after officials reported at least 12 people were killed in sectarian clashes outside a Cairo church.
Officials said the violence began over rumors that a Christian woman who converted to Islam was being held at the church against her will. . . .
Egyptian state TV said 10 people died and 232 were wounded in the violence Saturday. At least 190 were arrested. . . .
During clashes on Saturday, witnesses said an armed group of Muslims marched on Saint Mena Coptic Orthodox Church, one of the oldest churches in Egypt.
Witnesses said Muslims and Christians exchanged gunfire, sending people running for cover.
“With my own eyes I saw three people killed and dozens injured,” said Mina Adel, a Christian resident. “There’s no security here. There’s a big problem. People attacked us, and we have to protect ourselves.”

Here’s a video report from EuroNews:

I’m curious about the repeated use of the phrase “sectarian violence.” Wouldn’t it be more accurate to call this “Islamic terrorism”? Because that’s what it looks like to me.

UPDATE: Linked by the Rio Norte Line — thanks! — and now a Memeorandum thread. More commentary by Atlas Shrugs, Jihad Watch, Fire Andrea Mitchell, Israel Matzav and Gateway Pundit.


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