Christian-Muslim unity in Alexandria, Egypt

On Wednesday in Alexandria, a huge Egyptian flag was flown connecting the Coptic al-Qiddissin (Saints) Church to the adjacent mosque in a powerful display of religious and national unity.

On New Year’s Day, the church was the target of a bombing that killed 23 people. The attack was internationally condemned. The Interior Ministry blamed “foreign elements,” and the Alexandria governor accused al Qaida of being responsible, yet in a foretaste of the nationwide protests that were to erupt three weeks later Christians unleashed their rage at the authorities.

Former Interior Minister Habib el-Adly is now facing trial for his alleged role in organizing the bombing.

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2 thoughts on “Christian-Muslim unity in Alexandria, Egypt

  1. Colm O' Toole

    “The Interior Ministry blamed “foreign elements,” and the Alexandria governor accused al Qaida of being responsible, yet in a foretaste of the nationwide protests that were to erupt three weeks later Christians unleashed their rage at the authorities.”

    “Former Interior Minister Habib el-Adly is now facing trial for his alleged role in organizing the bombing.”

    A very interesting reflection of just who the Christians believed was responsible and now that the former Interior Minister is facing a trial in the supposed “Al Qaeda bombing” it should bring up some very dark questions about the dictatorships role in formenting fear of Al Qaeda in a bid to hold onto power.

  2. Norman

    I wonder, what does Osama bin Laden think of his Al Qaeda being blamed for the up risings taking place in the M.E.? I don’t think he equates Democracy with his brand of government. Considering the American C.I.A. helped create bin Laden, it would explain why he’s never be caught. Also, it would also explain why the despots in the M.E. blame him for the up risings.

    As for Christian – Muslim unity, it shows the forward thinking of today, that they are all in this together.

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