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Muslim mob attacks Coptic church in Egypt

Catholic World News - March 07, 2011

A mob of an estimated 4,000 Muslims attacked a Coptic Orthodox parish in a town south of Cairo on Friday night, March 4, setting fire to the Coptic church and to several homes.

Four Coptic clerics are missing after the raid. They may have died in the fire that burned the church, or they may have been abducted.

The mob prevented firefighters from entering the town of Soul, and village officials sent away the troops that belatedly arrived on the scene to restore order. Instead a curfew has been imposed on the Christians of the town.

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  • Posted by: rpp - Mar. 08, 2011 1:20 AM ET USA

    So much for the lamestram media's "inter-religious cooperation and tolerance" in Egypt.

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