Viral photo shows Muslims defending Catholic church in Egypt

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  1. Revmitchell

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    A viral photo showing Muslim men standing in front of a Catholic church in Egypt, protecting its congregants while they attend mass, serves as juxtaposition to recent reports indicating the growing attacks on Christians by Muslims in the North African country.

    The photo, which has been circulated around the internet, shows over 20 Islamic men, wearing traditional Islamic dress, holding hands in a line in front of a large Catholic cathedral. The men are reportedly protecting the Catholic Church from vandalism and attacks while Christian congregants attend mass inside.

    The picture has gained a wide amount of media attention after it was tweeted by the Rev. James Martin, S.J., a Jesuit priest and the author and editor-at-large of America, a national Catholic magazine. Martin, who has 30,000 followers, tweeted the image, and it was then retweeted by his followers more than 600 times and made a "favorite" nearly 300 times.


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    This is the kind of public stand I would like to see in this country form Muslims where the threat to them is far less.
     
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    Or Christians?
     
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    Not sure I understand your point. But it appears to be off topic.
     
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    Actually the
    Muslims have marked coptic churches for destruction and have already destroyed many. These are the Morsi supporters doing it from what I read.

    Houses aand businesses as well.
     
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    It's a Catholic Church? Where's the cross?
     

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