Egyptian church clash injures 12
The BBC reported today that at least 12 people were injured in clashes in Upper Egypt when a group of Muslims attempted to stop Christians converting a house into a church.
Security officials said the Muslims set fire to building materials for the building in Odaysat, near Luxor.
Always sad to hear how Muslim Egyptians cannot tolerate Non-Muslims. You may have noticed that I never talk about religions except in a political context. Simply because everyone is free to worship whatever he/she feels comfortable with or even if other decided not to worship anything at all, it is also their freedom and will to do so. No one has the right to judge others on any religious basis. But in Egypt yes!
There is an amount of social intolerance among some people that is supported by the lack of enough laws to protect Egyptian Copts. They are always considered second class citizens in the eyes of many Muslim Egyptians. I am saying it while filled with sadness being myself a Muslim. I have witnessed myself so many vulgar situations that happened to my Coptic friends that made me feel so embarrassed that it occurred from other Muslims.
This incident is another sign of inequality among Egyptian citizens because laws give the right to Muslims to turn any room at their buildings into a free-tax and utilities mosque when Egyptian Copts get wounded and killed when they attempt to build a church! Freedom and Equality for Egyptian Copts.