Muslim-Christian Clashes in Cairo Kill 12, Injure Hundreds
Muslim mobs set two Cairo churches on fire overnight during sectarian clashes that left 12 dead and more than 200 injured. The deepening religious violence in military-ruled Egypt exacerbated an already chaotic and lawless transition to democracy.
Mobs of ultraconservative Muslims attacked the St. Menas church in the Cairo slum of Imbaba late Saturday following rumors that a Christian woman married to a Muslim man had been abducted. Local residents said a separate mob of youths armed with knives and machetes attacked the Virgin Mary church several blocks away with firebombs....
praying for the persecuted church, for believers who are persecuted for their faith in Christ, knowing there is only one way of salvation for the soul. Praying for the true Israel, the true chosen ones, annointed ones of Christ, of every tribe and nation who are redeemed by the Lamb of God.
An interesting part of a BBC news article on this topic,
Johnathan Head wrote: Hard-line Salafi Muslim groups were rarely seen in the days of Mubarak, but now they are now able to mount aggressive demonstrations against perceived threats to Islam, straining community relations, our correspondent says.