The last time that shit like this happened in the Sinai, the local Bedouins picked up their AKs and protected the Christian monasteries. These Muslims have lived in peace with Christians for centuries. It’s a case of, “Wanna rumble, Islamists? Rumble with US… C’mon”… did you notice that the Islamists suddenly got a hankering for other calmer parts? I wonder why…
On Saturday, security sources said that gunmen killed a Coptic Orthodox priest in Egypt‘s lawless North Sinai Governorate in what could be the first sectarian attack since the military overthrow of Islamist Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi Isa al-Ayyat. The shooting in the coastal city of el-Arish was one of several attacks believed to be by Islamist insurgents that included firing at four military checkpoints in the region. Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood fiercely criticised Coptic Patriarch Tawadros Sulayman, spiritual leader of Egypt’s 8 million Christians, for giving his blessing to the removal of the president and attending the announcement by armed forces commander General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi suspending the constitution.
6 July 2013
Voice of Russia World Service