Egyptian leaders reject Al Qaida demands
CWN - November 02, 2010
Egypt’s foreign ministry has rejected a demand by Al Qaida terrorists for action to release two women who are allegedly being held in Coptic Orthodox monasteries.
The terrorists whose attack on a Syrian Catholic church in Bagdad resulted in more than 50 deaths had threatened further action if the women were not set free within 48 hours. But the Egyptian government said that it would not be influenced by “criminal acts.”
The two women in question are staying in monasteries to escape family problems, Coptic officials say. The Coptic Church has steadfastly denied reports that the women are being held against their will, and that they have converted to Islam.
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