“We either live together, or we die together.”
January 7, 2011 8:34 PM Subscribe
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Barely into the new year on Khalil Hamda street in Alexandria Egypt: "A devastating New Year’s Day terrorist bombing at a Coptic church in Egypt that killed 21 people was the latest in a spate of violent assaults against the Middle East’s vulnerable Christian communities. The car bomb explosion also injured 79 people just after midnight Saturday as worshipers were leaving a New Year’s Mass at the Saints Church in east Alexandria, Egyptian officials said."
The Egyptian people responded.
Some context briefly: Copts
. The Coptic Christmas is celebrated on January the Seventh.
Egyptians respond in person -
"Muslims turned up in droves for the Coptic Christmas mass Thursday night, offering their bodies, and lives, as “shields” to Egypt’s threatened Christian community."
Egyptians respond on Facebook -
"Egyptian Facebook users, both Muslim and Christian, joined in using the popular social network to express solidarity and anger at New Year Eve's attack on Two Saints Church in Alexandria."
A Muslim Cleric too -
"His Eminence, Sayyed Ali Fadlullah, denounced the bombing that targeted the Two Saints Church in Alexandria, resulting in the death and injury of a number of innocent victims, and he deemed it a savage act that Islam absolutely rejects."