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Posted on 10/22/2005 6:23:34 AM PDT by blesstheUSA
Christian DVD sparks riot Muslims clash with police outside Egyptian church; 1 dead, 90 wounded Friday, October 21, 2005; Posted: 10:01 p.m. EDT (02:01 GMT) Demonstrators gather at a Coptic Christian church Friday to denounce a play deemed offensive to Islam. One person died and more than 90 were injured as thousands of Muslims rioted outside a Coptic Christian church Friday to denounce a play deemed offensive to Islam. Police said 53 protesters were arrested as people hurled stones, smashed windows and tried to storm St. George Church. Protesters also set a police car on fire and wrecked eight other cars, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. A photographer for The Interior Ministry described the protesters as "fanatic elements" who "escalated a negative reaction to a play." "The police tried to prevent (the demonstrators) from approaching the church and attacking it, but the protesters did not heed the warnings and started to hurl stones at the church, security forces and pedestrians," the ministry said. The riot was sparked by the distribution of a DVD of a play that was performed at the church two years ago. The play, "I Was Blind But Now I Can See," tells the story of a young Christian who converts to Islam and becomes disillusioned. The church's director, the Rev. Augustinous, said it was difficult to explain the reaction to a one-time performance that took place two years ago. Coptic Christians make up about 10 percent of Egypt's 70 million people, who are overwhelmingly Muslim. Accusations of forced conversion are common in the country. Copyright 2005 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
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The religion of peace once again. Nice they are so tolerant of other beliefs.
God almighty, when is that religion going to have a reformation and come out of the stone age?
Time to break out the armor...
It is exactly this sort of frenzied madness that reduces the Mohammedans to a level of barbarity unworthy of any respect.
Yet we continue to allow them to build mosques, recruit in our prisons, and allow Islam into public schools. Not very wise of us, I wouldn't think.
The story doesn't support the headline. I think the headline should have read: "Islamists riot".
"God almighty, when is that religion going to have a reformation and come out of the stone age?"
You Hit That One Square On The Head! Until That---NOT ONE BIT OF HOPE!!
And we have the Toledo incident.
You're fast, I was just going to post... excellent.
I don't know who you are... but thanksfor the link, I needed it.
The article wandered away from the headline. Apparently, an amateur DVD was made featuring the play in question.
Yeah but who would have read it?
"Islamist riot" - yawn whats new would be the reaction.
Did you read this today:
That's OK. I don't either, half the time...
Islam will never have a reformation until it benefits the ruling class (religious and/or secular). And right now these folks are sittin' mighty pretty.
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