Photo from the funeral of the innocent Egyptian Christians killed in Maspero on October 9th, 2011 (mostly youth). May you Rest in Peace, and may justice be served to those who committed (and continue to commit) these crimes against humanity.
Posts tagged October 9
[Khaled Elfiqi/European Pressphoto Agency]
“When liberal Muslims joined Coptic Christians as they marched through Cairo’s Maspero area on Oct. 9 to protest the burning of a Coptic church, bands of conservative Muslim hooligans wielding sticks and swords began attacking the protesters.
Egyptian security forces who had apparently intervened to break up the violence deliberately rammed their armed vehicles into the Coptic crowd and fired live ammunition indiscriminately.
Egyptian military authorities soon shut down live news coverage of the event, and evidence of chaos was quickly cleared from the scene. But the massacre, in which at least 24 people were killed and more than 300 were wounded, was the worst instance of sectarian violence in Egypt in 60 years.
Confusion and conflicting narratives abound. Some claim to have overheard an announcer on television encourage “honorable Egyptians” to come to the rescue of soldiers under attack by a mob of Copts. Others heard a Muslim shouting that he had killed a Christian…”
~all of the above content was taken from the NY Times Article, “After Egypt’s Revolution, Christians Are Living in Fear…” by ANDRÉ ACIMAN
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