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Egypt: mob of 50,000 Muslims intimidated Christians before referendum

Catholic World News - December 21, 2012

An estimated 50,000 Muslims took to the streets of Asyut, a central Egyptian city of 400,000, to intimidate Christians on the eve of Egypt’s constitutional referendum, according to the Associated Press.

Marching through Christian neighborhoods, they shouted, “Islamic, Islamic, despite the Christians.” 93% of the area’s Christians did not vote in the December 15 constitutional plebiscite that followed, and stones were thrown at some Christians who attempted to vote.

Egypt’s ruling Muslim Brotherhood party claimed a 57%-43% victory in the first round of voting for the new constitution, which grants an even greater role to sharia law.

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  • Posted by: Defender - Dec. 21, 2012 11:55 AM ET USA

    Muslim intimidation in Egypt, Syria, Iraq, etc, etc. Anyone see a trend or are we to keep on pretending?

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