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    Thumbs up Muslims to act as "human shields" at Coptic Christmas Eve mass

    “Although 2011 started tragically, I feel it will be a year of eagerly anticipated change, where Egyptians will stand against sectarianism and unite as one,” Father Rafaeil Sarwat of the Mar-Mina church told Ahram Online. The Coptic priest was commenting on the now widespread call by Muslim intellectuals and activists upon Egyptian Muslims at large to flock to Coptic churches across the country to attend Coptic Christmas Eve mass, to show solidarity with the nation's Coptic minority, but also to serve as "human shields" against possible attacks by Islamist militants.

    Mohamed Abdel Moniem El-Sawy, founder of El-Sawy Culture Wheel was among the promiment Muslim cultural figures who first floated the bold initiative.

    “This is it. It is time to change and unite,” asserted journalist Ekram Youssef, another notable sponsor of the intiative, in a telephone interview with Ahram Online. She added that although it is the government’s responsibility to act and find solutions to bring an end to such violations, "it is time for Egyptian citizens to act to revive the true meaning of national unity."
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    Re: Muslims to act as "human shields" at Coptic Christmas Eve mass

    Good on 'em.
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    Re: Muslims to act as "human shields" at Coptic Christmas Eve mass

    Holy cow. A glimmer of hope, however slender, is nice.

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    Re: Muslims to act as "human shields" at Coptic Christmas Eve mass

    It is stories like these, that restore my faith in humanity. Very good stuff.

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    Re: Muslims to act as "human shields" at Coptic Christmas Eve mass

    Shame the Daily Mail or Fox News wont be running this any time soon.

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    Re: Muslims to act as "human shields" at Coptic Christmas Eve mass

    “I know it might not be safe, yet it’s either we live together, or we die together, we are all Egyptians,”
    And some people think nationalism is a bad thing.
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    Re: Muslims to act as "human shields" at Coptic Christmas Eve mass

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    And some people think nationalism is a bad thing.
    It can be when people go ape ****.
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    Re: Muslims to act as "human shields" at Coptic Christmas Eve mass

    A good story which shows that people, no matter religious, racial, ethnic, economic, political, social differences, can stand together
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    Re: Muslims to act as "human shields" at Coptic Christmas Eve mass

    Quote Originally Posted by Red_Dave View Post
    Shame the Daily Mail or Fox News wont be running this any time soon.
    Do you think ABC,CBS,NBC,CNN,MSNBC,PBS,BBC or any other liberal station is going to run that story? You can google Muslims denounce terrorism/extremism and most of those stories are not on any of those stations.

    Prominent American Muslims denounce terror committed in the name of Islam
    Islam Denounces Terrorism
    Photo from AP Photo
    The American Muslim (TAM)
    US Muslims denounce terrorism in peace march
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ct2Tg0jPCo4
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqieQ...eature=related
    Last edited by jamesrage; 01-08-11 at 10:48 AM.
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    Re: Muslims to act as "human shields" at Coptic Christmas Eve mass

    The story is a nice TURN of events/heart warming.
    But rather IRONIC considering the Egyptian treatment of the Copts, both officially and unofficially.
    Perhaps they felt 'outsiders' were bombing 'their copts'.
    But let's NOT think this is some general state of the Egyptian mind.
    Those of us familiar with the history of the last 1400 or even 10 years aren't so easily emotionally manipulated.
    Last edited by mbig; 01-08-11 at 12:39 PM.
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