Egypt: Churches are on fire, Christian homes and shops attacked by Muslim villagers

Hundreds of local Muslim villagers in Barsha in Minya governorate attacked the homes and properties of local Christians after alleged Facebook post. A Christian man, who remains anonymous, had posted a comment on his Facebook page that was consider insulting to Islam. The man claims that his page had been hacked.

The minibus belonging to the church was set on fire and several homes and properties were damaged, but no one was hurt. Police arrived quickly, and arrested a number of local Muslims and Christians who were involved in clashes.

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May your coffee be strong and your Monday be short. Coffee connoisseur. Part time writer, writes about politics in middle east and anything interesting

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