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Muslim violence drives Copts from Egyptian village

Catholic World News - 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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  • Posted by: wsw33410 - Feb. 09, 2012 8:48 PM ET USA

    why not to give another One Billion dollars of the US taxpayers money to such a "democratic" law-abiding society ... that's why we got rid of the US and Israel ally Pres. Mubarak ... who runs our State Department???

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