Tuesday, February 21, 2006
Eight hurt in Egypt clash
Eight Egyptians have been injured in clashes between Muslims and Coptic Christians in a village south of Cairo.
It reportedly followed Muslim anger over the construction of a community centre by the local Christian minority.
Muslim residents accused the Christians of seeking to turn the centre into a church.
Egypt's Christians, who account for around a 10th of the population, need authorisations to build churches, while the construction of mosques is virtually unrestricted.
Sectarian tensions have been on the rise in recent months.
How dare them those evil Christians think about building a church?!! Can't they realize we're in the middle of a fight with Lurpak butter and Danish cows?
Now isn't that more of an insult to Islam than 12 cartoons?
The recurring frequency of this incident is very alarming. Christians can't built a church and so they go ahead and turn a house/community center into a church. Local Muslim population gets agitated, clashes erupt, people get killed. This scenario has occurred over and over again.
And why did tolerance vanish from a country that once had a Jewish finance minister back in the 30s? The mosque is preoccupied with telling girls how God gonna get pissed off if they didn't hide their hair under a scarf, and with rioting over cartoons published 4 months ago.
What a shame.