At Least Two Dozen Egyptian Christians Killed By Army/Security Forces In Cairo
Violence and Islam. What are the odds?
Flames lit up downtown Cairo, where massive clashes raged Sunday, drawing Christians angry over a recent church attack, hard-line Muslims and Egyptian security forces. At least 24 people were killed and more than 200 injured in the worst sectarian violence since the uprising that ousted Hosni Mubarak in February. The rioting lasted late into the night, bringing out a deployment of more than 1,000 security forces and armored vehicles to defend the state television building along the Nile, where the trouble began. The military clamped a curfew on the area until 7 a.m….
At one point, an armored security van sped into the crowd, striking a half-dozen protesters and throwing some into the air. Protesters retaliated by setting fire to military vehicles, a bus and private cars, sending flames rising into the night sky.
What precipitated the violence? Christians had the audacity to be Christians in a Muslim nation.
In the past few weeks, riots have broken out at two churches in southern Egypt, prompted by Muslim crowds angry about church construction.One clash took place near the city of Aswan, after church officials agreed to a demand by local ultra-conservative Muslims, known as Salafis, that a cross and bells be removed from the church building.
Aswan’s governor, Mustafa Kamel al-Sayyed, is also reported to have suggested that the church does not have legal authorization. Protesters said Sunday they are demanding the governor’s ouster after the church was partially demolished last week.
Muslims demand respect for their faith, even when it conflicts with western values. Yet time and time again, they show that in nations around the world where they are the majority they are unwilling or incapable of provide to others what they demand for themselves.
Aljazeera Blames Copts After Militants and Police Slaughter Coptic Protesters on Streets of Cairo (Video)
At least 18 Coptic protesters were killed today when the Egyptian military and militants attacked their sit-in protest.
One Egyptian military vehicle drove on top of the sit-in protesters outside a television station.
Aljazeera blamed the Christian Copts for the attacks on the Copts.
Sandmonkey added this:
Several Coptic protesters were killed today when the Egyptian military and militants attacked their sit-in protest.
The Coptic protesters were protesting violence against the Christian minority.
The AP reported:
Fierce clashes erupted Sunday between Christians protesting a recent attack on a church and the Egyptian military, leaving at least 19 people dead and more than 150 injured, Health Ministry officials said.
In rioting outside the state television building along the Nile in Cairo, witnesses said some of the protesters may have snatched weapons from the soldiers and turned them on the military. The protesters also pelted the soldiers with rocks and bottles.
The clashes spread to nearby Tahrir Square and the area around it, drawing in thousands of people. They battled each other with rocks and firebombs, some tearing up pavement for ammunition and others collecting stones in boxes. At one point, a group of youths with at least one riot policeman among them dragged a protester by his legs for a long distance.
The Christian protesters said their demonstration began as a peaceful attempt to sit in at the television building. But then, they said they came under attack by thugs in plainclothes who rained stones down on them and fired pellets.
“The protest was peaceful. We wanted to hold a sit-in, as usual,” said Essam Khalili, a protester wearing a white shirt with a cross drawn on it. “Thugs attacked us and a military vehicle jumped over a sidewalk and ran over at least 10 people. I saw them.”
British-style multiculturalism, now in the form of exploding Islamists.
(Telegraph) — At least 200 potential terrorists are actively planning suicide attacks while living freely in Britain, intelligence chiefs have warned ministers.
A senior intelligence source has revealed that the figure is a “conservative” estimate of the threat facing the country from UK-based Islamist suicide bombers.
The would-be killers are among 2,000 extremists who the security services have said are based in Britain and actively planning terrorist activity of some kind.
The figures are contained within a secret government report on the “enduring terrorist threat” facing the UK from al-Qaeda and affiliated organisations, The Sunday Telegraph has been told.
While the deaths of Osama bin Laden and Anwar al-Awlaki may have left al-Qaeda without a charismatic leader, both the Secret Intelligence Service, MI6, and the Security Service, MI5, believe the organisation remains as dangerous as ever.
The warning comes as Britain begins preparations for next year’s 2012 Olympic Games, which has been described by MI5 as the biggest security operation in the country’s history.
heres islam enriching england——-
lets jet off around the globe and see what islam has been up to shall we?
and in sunny somalia
Muslims in Lérida say the presence of dogs violates their religious freedom and their right to live according to Islamic principles. GOT THAT? YOU CANT OWN A DOG BECUASE IT OFFENDS MUSLIMS! spain going down the toilet.
Muslims in Spain Declare Jihad on Dogs
Yes, in Wisconsin.