You’re obliged to applaud these people and their gracious act–
Egypt’s Muslim community followed through on their promise to support the country’s embattled Christian population as they celebrated their Christmas Eve masses on Thursday night. Anxiety among the nation’s Coptic Christians, who make up approximately 10 percent of the population, was at a fever-pitch in the wake of the New Years day attack on Saints Church in Alexandria. Egyptian newspaper al-Ahram reported that prominent Islamic leaders and celebrities had called for a massive show of support by Egypt’s Muslims in order to send a message that the majority of the nation would not stand for extremist violence and persecution.
3 cheers for them.
- Egyptian Muslims Serve As “Human Shields” During Coptic Christmas Services (outsidethebeltway.com)
- Egypt’s Muslims support Coptic Christians on religious holiday (cnn.com)