Stuck In The Middle With You
If you've ever seen the popular gangster film, Reservoir Dogs, you may recall trying to turn your eyes away from the screen during the scene where Mr. Blonde cuts off a helpless police officer's ear with a straight razor.
Unfortunately, this level of brutality is not merely the province of Hollywood fantasy, but of reality in Egypt, where Coptic Christians are enduring torture and ethnic cleansing. Note that in this latest incident, an Egyptian police officer was present - he at least prevented the victim from being murdered outright (because he didn't want to get into trouble), thought he was willing enough to take part in the torture (for which he seemed confident he would not be punished):
Remembering his ordeal, he said that they sat him on a chair and a Muslim named elHusseiny cut his right ear off. "I felt so shocked that I do not even know what tool he used." They also made a a 10cm cut at the back of his neck, cut his other ear, his face and his arm (video showing wounds). Mr. Mitri said they wanted to throw him off the fifth floor but Khaled objected, saying he would get into trouble for just being there, since he is a policeman.
Mr. Mitri said that the Muslims tried to convert him to Islam, but he refused. The Muslims then called the police and told them to come and get the Copt saying "We have applied the law of Allah, now come and apply your civil law."
The police came and rescued Mitri and Sabrin, who told the police the Muslims forced her to lie about the illicit relationship between her and Mitri. A police report was issued, but no arrests were made.