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Christian Church In Egypt Bombed

January 2, 2011

January 1, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - The jihad against Middle East Christians showed no signs of lessening in the New Year, as a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device at the Coptic Christian Saints Church in Alexandria, Egypt, killing over 20 and wounding dozens more. [see, Mubarak Blames "Foreign Hands" For Church Bomb, http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2011/01/01/egypt-church-bombing.html]

Despite president Mubarak's effort to shift blame to outsiders - primarily al-Qaeda - Egypt's intolerance of its Christian population has long been documented. Cairo's Al-Azhar University has functioned as the primary training institute for imams for nearly a millennium, having produced such luminaries as Ayman al-Zawahiri, bin-Laden's second in command and Omar Abdel-Rahman, the "Blind Sheikh," currently serving a life sentence for his role in the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center.

Saturday's blast continues a wave of anti-Christian violence which has spread across the Muslim world - from Egypt to Malaysia - against a backdrop of silence from Team Obama.

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