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Coptic Christian Priest Stabbed To Death In Egypt

February 23, 2011

February 23 2011- Militant Islam Monitor-A Coptic Christian speech was stabbed to death in Egypt by masked men who left his apartment shouting Allahu Akbar (God is Great). The priest's murder sparked demonstrations in the town of Assiut. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110223/ap_on_re_mi_ea/ml_egypt_christian_killed

According to CBN News:

About 3,000 demonstrators scuffled with Muslim shop owners and smashed car windows in the city of Assiut. They believe Father Daoud Boutros' death was a result of a divide between Egyptian Muslims and the smaller Christian community. http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/world/2011/February/Coptic-Christian-Priest-Killed-in-Southern-Egypt-/

Egypt's Coptic Christians have been under attack by Islamists. In January a suicide bombing at a Coptic Christian church killed 21 worshippers. A wave of protests followed.

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