Saturday’s clashes erupted after a group of Muslims attacked the Coptic Saint Mena church in the northwestern district of Imbaba to free a Christian woman they alleged was being held against her will because she wanted to convert to Islam.
The verbal clash soon developed into a full fledged confrontation where the two sides exchanged gunfire, firebombs and stones.
Hermina, a parish priest, told AFP news agency that the dead were Copts who died when “thugs and Salafists fired at them” in the late afternoon attack.
The church floor was bloodstained as wounded Christians were brought in for treatment.
Authorities deployed large numbers of soldiers and police, backed by armoured vehicles, to the area. The army fired shots in the air and used tear gas to separate both sides, witnesses said.
Interfaith relationships often cause tension in Egypt, where Christians make up about 10 per cent of its 80 million people.
(From February 3, 2011) “I will provoke Egypt against Egypt; each will fight against his brother and each against his friend, city against city, kingdom against kingdom.”
Look at what s happening. Yahweh is the provoker, not Satan.
Who will Yahweh deliver Egypt into the hands of? Watch as this scenario plays itself out. Just know the USA cannot alter the plan nor help Egypt. This is only the beginning stages of the violence. It will spread throughout Egypt before its brought to a conclusion that Yahweh is seeking.
It is now May, and the violence continues.