Coptic Deacons in mass, Egypt - CC licenseOn New Year’s Day, a devastating terrorist bombing at a Coptic Christian church in Egypt killed 21 people and injured 79 others. It was assumed the culprits were Muslim extremists, intent on targeting those they saw as heretics.

The following week, as Egyptian Copts attended mass at churches across the country to celebrate their Christmas, “thousands” of Muslims, including “the two sons of President Hosni Mubarak,” joined them, acting as “human shields” to protect them from possible terrorist attack.

The Muslims organized under the slogan “We either live together, or we die together.”

(READ the story at Think Progress)

Thanks to Nancy Peske for submitting the link!


  1. What a healing story!

    Is there any way I can share this on Facebook? It would be great if newcomers could view a couple of subscriber-only stories before being locked out of them. For sharing purposes.

    Very powerful story, thank you.

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