29 Apr '11, 6pm

Islamists protest outside Coptic Church in Cairo #Egypt #Copts #Muslims #Jan25 #Christians

CAIRO - ABOUT 2,000 hardline Islamists protested on Friday outside the Coptic Church's headquarters in Cairo to demand the release of two women they allege are being held after converting to Islam. The protesters, who belonged to the puritanical Salafi sect, marched on St Mark's Cathedral from a mosque after Friday prayers to demand the release of Wafa Constantine and Camellia Shehata, the wives of two priests. The church denies the women converted to Islam. The Salafis have held regular protests over the case in the past year, but they have usually been smaller in number. Their cause was eventually picked up by an Al-Qaeda-linked group in Iraq that massacred dozens of Christians in a Baghdad church in November 2010 and vowed more attacks until the two women are freed. Two months later, a suicide bomber killed more than 20 Copts after a New Year's Eve mass in the Egyptian ...

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CAIRO: Clashes between Muslims and Christians in the Egyptian capital Cairo on Saturday left nine dead and more than 100 i...