Islamists Drive Cairo Church Shut Down

Compass Direct News 23/5/2011 Hundreds of Muslims, angered by the prospect of a government-closed church re-opening in their neighborhood, protested outside the church yesterday, causing the provisional military authority to back away from its promise to allow Orthodox clergy to reopen it. Protesters started gathering on Thursday afternoon outside the Church of the Virgin Mary and St. ...

Authorities, Islamists in Egypt Stop Church from Re-Opening

20/5/2011 Egyptian officials bow to Islamic pressure to keep Orthodox building closed. CAIRO, Egypt, May 20 (CDN) — Hundreds of Muslims, angered by the prospect of a government-closed church re-opening in their neighborhood, protested outside the church yesterday, causing the provisional military authority to back away from its promise to allow Orthodox clergy to reopen it. Protestors ...