Muslim violence drives Copts from Egyptian village
February 09, 2012
Muslim zealots in a village outside Alexandria, Egypt, have driven Coptic Christians out of the community, burning homes and shops, with the acquiescence of local police.
The 62 Coptic families that lived in Kobry-el-Sharbat have sought refuge elsewhere in the wake of the violence, which was triggered by reports that a Coptic tradesman had taken photos of a Muslim woman with his cell phone.
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