Monday, October 24, 2005



From blog member Samer al-Batal
Deadly riot in Alexandria targets Coptic church
The Copts — the ancient Egyptians — have been a persecuted minority in their own country since they let the Muslim Arabs in rather than be ruled by the Greeks

Samer: Friday, it had become quite serious, involving around 5,000 people, and apparently there could be a political factor in all of this, as the article reports. A Coptic candidate has withdrawn from the election race in response to the event. Also, Pope Shenouda III has called for three days of fast.

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