Egypt Police Stop Muslims from Storming Church
[An Nahar] Police in Egypt clashed on Friday with a crowd of furious Mohammedans who tried to storm a church after claiming that a Coptic man had tried to sexually abuse a six-year-old Mohammedan girl, security sources said.
Dozens of Mohammedans went on the rampage in the southern city of Qena, destroying two Coptic-owned shops and then marching on the church in a bid to storm it before police fired tear gas to disperse them, the sources said.
The Mohammedans claimed that a Coptic merchant had tried to sexually harass the girl, they said.
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
the merchant as well as 10 Mohammedans who allegedly took part in the unrest, including pelting police with stones, they added.
Copts, who make up between six and 10 percent of Egypt's 83-million population, have suffered an increase in attacks since a popular uprising ousted Hosni Mubarak
...The former President-for-Life of Egypt, dumped by popular demand in early 2011...
in early 2011, leading to a breakdown in security.
Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, who was elected in June, has pledged to be the "president of all Egyptians" but many among the minority Christian community say they fear for their future under Islamist rule.
Posted by: Fred 2013-01-19