Bombs and dictatorship in Egypt


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A bomb attack on the al-Qiddissin Coptic Church in Alexandria, where more 1,000 people were praying during a service on New Year’s Eve, killed 21 to 25 people and injured at least 97, according to various reports. A nearby mosque was also damaged. Those injured included eight Muslims at the mosque and three police and an official guarding the church: here.

Egyptian police charge activists. Eight Muslim activists who joined Coptic demonstrations against Alexandria attack charged with disturbing public safety: here.

Zaid Jilani, ThinkProgress: “As Egyptian Copts attended mass at churches across the country, ‘thousands’ of Muslims, including ‘the two sons of President Hosni Mubarak,’ joined them, acting as “human shields” to protect from terrorist attacks by extremists. The Muslims organized under the slogan ‘We either live together, or we die together,’ inspired by Mohamed El-Sawy, an Egyptian artist”: here.

Three Dutch Muslim organisations have offered to help protect three Coptic churches in the Netherlands from possible terrorist attack, the Telegraaf reports on Tuesday: here.

Over the past few weeks, the WikiLeaks Internet platform has published secret documents that shed a revealing light on the criminal cooperation between US imperialism and the Mubarak regime in Egypt. The leaked documents, personally despatched from Cairo by US Ambassador Margaret Scobey, expose leading Egyptian politicians as unscrupulous agents of the US: here.

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