Sectarian Tensions Flare in Egypt

Monday, May 09, 2011

An Egyptian Coptic Christian raises a cross while others shout slogans during a demonstration outside the Cairo High Court on May 8, 2011. (Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty)

12 people died and hundreds were injured in sectarian clashes yesterday in Cairo. The violence was the result of longstanding tensions between Muslims and Coptic Christians in Egypt. Those tensions were softened in the immediate aftermath of the ouster of Hosni Mubarak in February. David Kirkpatrick, Foreign Correspondent for The New York Times, says the violence has slowly crept back into the lives of residents in Cairo.



David D. Kirkpatrick

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Jen Poyant

Comments [1]


Isn't dismissing this with a "your group, my group" moral equivalence rationalization incorrect considering the plight of the Coptics in Egypt?

May. 09 2011 05:44 PM

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