Egypt: The Bahma Clashes

Egyptian blogger Zeinobia updates us with the latest in a sectarian strife between Muslims and Christians in the Egyptian town of Bahma. More than 500 people were reported to have taken part in a fight, which resulted in some casualties and the burning of a few homes and shops owned by Christians.
‘It turned out the clashes started after the Friday prayer and the reason as I understood that the Muslims in the prayer received flyers saying that the Christians are going to build a church in the beautiful village of “Bahma” and those infidels should be stopped!! “I used some terms from the original flyer”
After that things went out of control,’ she explains.

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