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    Egypt's Muslims attend Coptic Christmas mass, serving as "human shields"

    Here's something the mainstream media (especially American media) won't pick up:

    Egypt's Muslims attend Coptic Christmas mass, serving as "human shields" - Ahram Online

    Egypt’s majority Muslim population stuck to its word Thursday night. What had been a promise of solidarity to the weary Coptic community, was honoured, when thousands of Muslims showed up at Coptic Christmas eve mass services in churches around the country and at candle light vigils held outside.

    From the well-known to the unknown, Muslims had offered their bodies as “human shields” for last night’s mass, making a pledge to collectively fight the threat of Islamic militants and towards an Egypt free from sectarian strife.

    “We either live together, or we die together,” was the sloganeering genius of Mohamed El-Sawy, a Muslim arts tycoon whose cultural centre distributed flyers at churches in Cairo Thursday night, and who has been credited with first floating the “human shield” idea.

    Among those shields were movie stars Adel Imam and Yousra, popular preacher Amr Khaled, the two sons of President Hosni Mubarak, and thousands of citizens who have said they consider the attack one on Egypt as a whole.

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    Re: Egypt's Muslims attend Coptic Christmas mass, serving as "human shields"

    Quote Originally Posted by Degreez View Post
    Here's something the mainstream media (especially American media) won't pick up:

    Egypt's Muslims attend Coptic Christmas mass, serving as "human shields" - Ahram Online
    Wait, you mean there are Muslims that aren't terrorist?! There's Muslims in Egypt that actually stood together and protected "Christians" and they didnt call them infidels but fellow Egyptians?!?!?!?

    That can't possibly be true that's made up
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    Re: Egypt's Muslims attend Coptic Christmas mass, serving as "human shields"

    That's lovely. Thanks for posting this. I don't think the presence of Muslims would deter a determined terrorist, but it's still a great display of human solidarity.
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    Re: Egypt's Muslims attend Coptic Christmas mass, serving as "human shields"

    You were beaten to it, sorry.

    But yes, this is is a fantastic event. They've turned a tragedy into a call for unity rather than the opposite, which unfortunately (naming no names...) often happens.
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