After doing the wrong thing. The Egyptian military is reportedly helping rebuild a church burnt to the ground by Muslims in Soul.
Of course, the rebuilding would not have been necessary if the army hadn't let the radicals run amok in the first place, terrorizing local Christians.
Muslims have attacked the church, within six exploding gas cylinders, crosses desecrated and destroyed the domes.
Army troops are stationed in Bromil, about 7 km from Soul, but for now they do not want to intervene. Three patrols arrived on the scene of the attack were sent back by the Muslims, saying that everything "was fine".
Note how this awful episode of sectarian barbarism began:
The incident was triggered by the relationship between a Coptic Christian, Ashraf Iskander, and a Muslim woman. The girl's father refused to sacrifice his daughter and kill the young Christian, despite pressure from the Islamic community.
Given the Egyptian army's complicity in other anti-Christian violence over the past weeks, it's a poor bet that the church they're rebuilding is ever going to get finished. And even if it does, will they be willing to...More >>