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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Religious Clash Injures Eight

February 21, 2006
Al-Ayat –
Aljazeera.net news reported today that eight people, both Muslims and Copts, were wounded in a clash over construction of a local Christian community center. Police reported that Muslims believed the center was to become a Christian church. No one was seriously injured from the fighting.

Egypt's Copts, who account for around a tenth of the population, need special authorization to build churches, while the construction of mosques is virtually unrestricted. Click here for the full story.


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