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Sun Apr 7, 2013, 11:59 PM

 

Coptic Christians under siege as mob attacks Cairo cathedral

Source: The Independent UK

Hundreds of Christians were under siege inside Cairo’s Coptic cathedral last night as security forces and local residents, some armed with handguns, launched a prolonged and unprecedented attack on the seat of Egypt’s ancient Church.

At least one person was killed and at least 84 injured as Christians inside the walled St Mark’s cathedral compound came under a frenzied assault from their assailants in the main road outside.

The fighting erupted after a mass funeral for five Copts who were killed during violent clashes in a north Egyptian town on Saturday. A Muslim man also died in the clashes, which happened after an Islamic institute was daubed with offensive graffiti.

Following yesterday’s service thousands of Christians poured out on to the street and began chanting slogans against Mohamed Morsi, the Egyptian President and long-time member of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Read more: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/coptic-christians-under-siege-as-mob-attacks-cairo-cathedral-8563600.html

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Reply Coptic Christians under siege as mob attacks Cairo cathedral (Original post)
Paul E Ester Apr 2013 OP
Deep13 Apr 2013 #1
Hulk Apr 2013 #2
geek tragedy Apr 2013 #10
backscatter712 Apr 2013 #3
Revanchist Apr 2013 #6
LanternWaste Apr 2013 #8
longship Apr 2013 #4
jessie04 Apr 2013 #5
Iggo Apr 2013 #7
riderinthestorm Apr 2013 #9

Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 12:07 AM

1. People and their idiotic, fucking gods. nt

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Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 02:11 AM

2. Brace yourself for a fact-less filled night of Muslim bashing on fox

 

Oh, this is perfect fodder for the air-heads over at fox-nonsense. They LOVE to make Christians the victims, and what sweeter story can they have than this one. Not saying I condone any of this fruitless murdering of each other in the name of "my god is better than your god"; but I just know the hate-mongers at fox are going enjoy tomorrow like nothing in previous history.

Such ridiculous nonsense.

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Response to Hulk (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 04:57 PM

10. In this case, the Muslims were the ones who made the Christians victims. nt

 

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Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 02:22 AM

3. "My god has a bigger penis than your god!"

It's the oldest, and stupidest rationalization for mass violence ever!

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Response to backscatter712 (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 08:35 AM

6. It's worse than that

If you boil it down to brass tacks, God, Jehovah, and Allah are all the same deity, the God of Abraham. There are still major differences among the three religions, (significantly the importance of Jesus) but they all worship the same God.

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Response to backscatter712 (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 11:46 AM

8. I've recently thought that "my tribe's imaginary red and blue lines

 

I've recently thought that "my tribe's imaginary red and blue lines on a map take precedence over your tribes imaginary red and blue lines" as the most absurd justification for mass violence.

But it doesn't fit as easily as yours onto bumper-sticker philosophies...

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Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 02:41 AM

4. Religion poisons everything!

It especially poisons government.

Christopher Hitchens was right.

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Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 06:39 AM

5. Can anyone really be THAT surprised ??

 

I'm against this violence but the MB wants an islamic state.

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Response to jessie04 (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 11:00 AM

7. It's religion, so no, of course I'm not surprised. (n/t)

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Response to jessie04 (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 04:54 PM

9. +1 and welcome to DU nt

 

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