Waiting for a new Exodus?

Violence flares in Cairo after church attacked

Clashes between Christians and security forces in Cairo left 26 dead and 300 injured on Sunday. Soldiers fired on civilians and military vehicles ran over protesters. The deputy prime minister resigned in disgust.

Fighting broke out after Copts, marching in a peaceful protest about an arson attack on a church in Aswan province last week, were attacked by supporters of the regime. The Copts accused the military council of being too lenient on Muslims responsible for several anti-Christian attacks.

In the aftermath of the worst violence since the fall of Mubarak, Egypt’s military rulers held emergency talks with Christian leaders, ordered an investigation and denied that it was behind the violence.

In Cairo, thousands of Copts heeded a call to fast and pray for three days to mourn their dead.

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