Saturday, January 01, 2011

21 dead in Egypt (UPDATED)

1st UPDATE: 3:57 p.m. EST: The number of injuries is nearing 100. Meanwhile, the Associated Press reports that there is palpable anger within the Christian community in Egypt. It notes:
Christians clashed with Egyptian police in the northern city of Alexandria on Saturday, furious over an apparent suicide bombing against worshippers leaving a New Year's Mass at a church that killed at least 21 people. It was the worst violence against the country's Christian minority in a decade.

The Interior Ministry blamed "foreign elements," and the Alexandria governor accused al-Qaida, pointing to the terror network's branch in Iraq, which has carried out a string of attacks on Christians there and has threatened Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Christian community as well.

ORIGINAL POST: What a horrible way to ring in the New Year, especially recognizing most of the dead were exiting Mass.

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