Egyptian Muslims, Christians clash over prophet cartoon


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 Sapa-AFP | 31 December, 2011 14:14
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A soldier stands guard near the Saint Mary church which was set on fire during clashes between Muslims and Christians on Saturday in the heavily populated area of Imbaba in Cairo earlier this year.

Sectarian clashes broke out in the southern Egyptian province of Assiut after a Christian student posted a drawing of the Muslim prophet on the Internet, officials said on Saturday.

The clashes, which spread to three villages, saw several Christian homes burned and left five police officers injured, a security official told AFP.

On Thursday, dozens of Muslims tried to storm the home of the Christian student after the drawing appeared online.

Police were called to the scene, arrested the student and formed a cordon around the house to prevent clashes, Assiut governor Abdelrahim Borei said.

But on Friday, a group of Muslims set fire to a shop owned by the student’s father in a nearby village and another group burned Christian homes in another neighbouring village and clashed with its residents.

Borei has called for an emergency meeting with political and church officials as well as with recently elected MPs and members of ultra-conservative Salafi Muslim groups to try to defuse tensions.

“The situation is now calm in the three villages. We have deployed police in the areas in order to maintain order,” Borei told state television.

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5 Replies to “Egyptian Muslims, Christians clash over prophet cartoon”

  1. The headline the same kind as “Rapist and Victim CLASH”.

    Moral equivalence, moral relativism, means all sides have equal value, which is another way of saying that the concept of “value” is meaningless.

  2. In the absence of evil all things are good, this is one reason the left has pushed the idea of moral equivalence, they want to destroy the tradidtional society to rebuild into their dream of a socialist land (neo feudal) that will let them be the big bosses.

  3. Richard, your astute comment is important for everyone to realize: that those who claim to have the prescription for redemption of the ‘masses’ through socialism never actually consider themselves to be part of those romanticized ‘masses’ for which they have so much false and righteous compassion.

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