Sectarian Violence Intensifies… in Egypt!

Coptic Christians are attacked during Friday services in Alexandria, Egypt,
VIDEO HERE

One Muslim is dead in a third day of sectarian violence in Alexandria, Egypt.

This could get very bad!

Sandmonkey
Firebombs, Molotov cocktails, tear gas, live ammunition. Oh God!

Coptic protesters carrying sticks run past a line of riot policemen outside the St. Maximus Church in the northern Mediterranean city of Alexandria, Egypt Sunday, April 16, 2006. Police fired live ammunition into the air and lobbed tear gas into rioting crowds of Christians and Muslims Sunday in a third day of sectarian violence in Egypt’s second-largest city. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

After radical Islamists stabbed a man to death in a Coptic Christian Church in Alexandria on Friday, rioting continued on Sunday:

Some 2,000 police fought back Sunday against 200 Coptic Christians who fled into St. Maximus Church in Alexandria, after the mob began hurling stones and bottles. Other demonstrators tossed Molotov cocktails from the balconies of nearby buildings.

Police were seen beating a young Coptic boy, who was among the crowd that fled. Later, a huge mob of what appeared to be Muslim protesters charged the police cordon from the other side.

Security forces also used tear gas Saturday to quash violence that erupted among several hundred Coptic Christians and Muslims at a funeral procession for a 78-year-old man killed Friday outside the Saints Church in the Sidi Bishr district.

Sporadic scuffles continued after nightfall Sunday.


Egyptian Muslim protesters break into a shop to take pieces of wood to use as weapons near the St. Maximus Church in the northern Mediterranean city of Alexandria in Egypt Sunday, April 16, 2006. Police fired live ammunition into the air and lobbed tear gas into rioting crowds of Christians and Muslims Sunday in a third day of sectarian violence in Egypt’s second-largest city. (AP Photo/Nasser Nouri)

The official Egyptian press continues to blame Friday’s simultaneous Coptic Church attacks on a mentally ill man.


Egyptian muslim protesters throw rocks past a burning gas canister near the St. Maximus Church in the northern Mediterranean city of Alexandria in Egypt Sunday, April 16, 2006. Police fired live ammunition into the air and lobbed tear gas into rioting crowds of Christians and Muslims Sunday in a third day of sectarian violence in Egypt’s second-largest city. (AP Photo/Nasser Nouri)

Big Pharoah has put out an Egyptian Civil War watch.

Sandmonkey… Oh Dear God No!

Previously:
Good Friday Slaughter at Coptic Christian Churches in Egypt
Muslims and Copts Clash in Egypt

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