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Mubarak supporters inciting violence against Christians in Egypt: pastor

March 17, 2011

An Anglican pastor who ministers in Cairo writes that the view is widespread that recent violence against Christians is “being orchestrated by pro-Mubarak members of the State Security and by members of Mubarak's National Democratic Party, bent on revenge and counterrevolution.”

“The former ruling party took advantage of all weaknesses in the society, seeking to guide people's anger and keep their legitimate frustrations at bay,” writes the Rev. Paul-Gordon Chandler. “Most Egyptians see the recent religious conflicts as a counterrevolution plan targeting Coptic Christians, as they are the most vulnerable and hence the easiest to mobilize against. By creating chaos, instability and confusion, the secret police and the thugs of the former ruling party aim to make possible the return of the former regime in coming elections.”


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