Friday, April 14, 2006

Good Friday worshippers attacked in Egypt

Full text of the AP article:

CAIRO, Egypt — Worshippers at three Christian churches came under attack from knife-wielding assailants during Mass on Good Friday, police said.

Police said one worshipper was killed and more than a dozen wounded in the simultaneous attacks in the northern city of Alexandria.

Police were searching for three men, one in each attack.

Hundreds of Christians gathered outside the Coptic Christian churches to protest the attacks, and witnesses said clashes erupted between Christians and Muslims.

Initial police reports said a total of 17 people were injured: 10 at the Saints Church in downtown Alexandria and three at the nearby Mar Girgis Church. A third attacker wounded four worshippers at a church in Abu Qir, a few miles to the east.
I'm sure the subsequent clashes between Christians and Muslims was completely coincidental, and was instigated by the Christians. Because it couldn't have been Muslims that attacked the Christians, what with Islam being the Religion of Peace™, and all.

Update: 14 Apr. 2006 1215EDT
Well, I'm glad I snagged the text of the original article when I did. Clicking the link above now gives a completely different account of the attacks, in which the Egyptian police are implying that one man with "psychological disturbances" was responsible for all of the near-simultaneous attacks. I smell bullshit.

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