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Egyptian riot policemen take position in the area where Coptic Christians came under attack on November 17.
November 18th, 2011
05:00 AM ET

Egyptian Coptics attacked, dozens slightly injured

By Mohamed Fadel Fahmy, For CNN

(CNN) - Hundreds of Coptics marching in Cairo Thursday were attacked by unknown assailants.

Thirty-two people were injured including two police officers, according to Dr. Adel Al Dawi, a ministry of health spokesman. Except for one badly injured girl who remained hospitalized late Thursday, those injured were treated for minor bruises and cuts.

The marchers were heading to Cairo's Tahrir Square to commemorate the deaths of pro-Coptic protesters killed in clashes in the Egyptian capital last month.

Coptic Christians, an ancient sect, make up about 9% of Egypt's largely Muslim population, according to the U.S. State Department. Problems between Egypt's Muslim majority and its Coptic Christian minority have been on the rise in recent months, with a number of violent clashes reported between the two groups.

Thursday's march was organized by the Free Copts Movements and the Blood of Martyrs movement, two of many new groups formed after clashes that took place on October 9 in the Cair neighborhood of Maspero leaving 26 dead and 300 injured.

"We were marching peacefully with candles to commemorate the 26 martyrs of Maspero on the 40-day anniversary of the Maspero attacks, when several youth clashed," said Sherif Doss, the head of the Egyptian Coptic Association.

Read the full story here.

- Dan Merica

Filed under: Coptic • Egypt

soundoff (42 Responses)
  1. God

    Muslims are the root cause of EVERY problem in the world, and i hope they will soon be extinguised.

    November 19, 2011 at 10:47 pm |
    • Joxer the Mighty

      People like you are the root cause of every evil in the world.

      November 21, 2011 at 9:46 am |
  2. Enoch

    On Thursday, the children of Islam attacked the Copts, the Egyptian army prohibited the Christians to march to Tahrir square. The next day, on Friday, children of Islam were allowed to march on Tahrir square, and nobody dared to touch them. And the world continues to witness injustice at its worst!

    November 19, 2011 at 10:14 pm |
  3. Coptic Girl

    9% please dear author "Mohamed Fahmy" if you are gonna write, then be honest. if you are not gonna be honest don't make a fool out of yourself. regards

    November 19, 2011 at 12:53 pm |
  4. Iqbal Khan

    https://www.humyo.com/4891/Part%201%20Declaration%20Of%20War.mp4.FLV?a=tFnD81GXgis

    November 18, 2011 at 3:53 pm |
  5. Passive Aggressive

    I know what Molly needs.

    To punch hippypoet's junk into THE ALMIGHTY SUN.

    November 18, 2011 at 3:09 pm |
  6. yeahalright

    In summation: 1. My fairy tale is correct, 2. your fairy tale is wrong, 3. we're going to kill you. So heartbreakingly limited and sad. Imagine no religion.

    November 18, 2011 at 2:47 pm |
    • NoLefTurn

      Should there be "no religion", definitely, there is no atheist. Atheists only exist to bash religion.

      November 19, 2011 at 9:42 am |
    • Jimtanker

      Another ignorant theist. Atheists exist in the absence of false beliefs like yours.

      November 19, 2011 at 10:22 am |
  7. AtrociAtheists

    @ william d'olt

    So you are saying that anything will not matter to you but your own political agenda? Even if people will die as long as you further your cause?

    I can see atheist now stooping, knowing that you're one of them. You can't even spell "atheist" correctly. WHATTA SHAME!

    November 18, 2011 at 1:19 pm |
    • AtrociAtheists

      And one more thing, don't be scared to use 's next time, it will not kill you. Promise!

      November 18, 2011 at 1:31 pm |
    • Passive Aggressive

      God will judge you. And you will not see the kingdom of heaven.

      November 18, 2011 at 5:19 pm |
    • Passive Aggressive

      I hope you like BBQ.

      November 18, 2011 at 5:20 pm |
    • AGuest9

      @Passive Aggressive – Duality. Since one doesn't exist, neither does the other.

      November 19, 2011 at 10:29 am |
  8. MAJORITY always WIN

    "And if not, and they kill each other, we STILL win."

    @William

    Even it happens, atheists will STILL remain a second class minority, hence, you could never win. Get over it, already.

    November 18, 2011 at 1:03 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      Atheists will always be first class. We don't bow down to your kind. You bow to us.

      November 18, 2011 at 5:48 pm |
    • captain america

      Atheists are like ass holes , it only takes one to make an incredible stink.

      November 19, 2011 at 8:59 am |
  9. Portland tony

    The comments were supposed to discuss why 100s of Coptic Christians were attacked by "unknown" assailants. So far all that's been written is vitriolic hate filled ramblings.

    November 18, 2011 at 12:33 pm |
    • Passive Aggressive

      Your comment is just a complaint about the comments. Has nothing to do with the article. Hypocrite.

      November 18, 2011 at 5:47 pm |
  10. Reality

    And the koranic/mosque driven acts of terror and horror continue!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The Muslim Conquest of India – 11th to 18th century

    ■"The likely death toll is somewhere between 2 million and 80 million. The geometric mean of those two limits is 12.7 million. "

    and the 19 million killed in the Mideast Slave Trade 7C-19C by Muslims.

    and more recently

    1a) 179 killed in Mumbai/Bombay, 290 injured

    1b) Assassination of Benazir Bhutto and Theo Van Gogh

    2) 9/11, 3000 mostly US citizens, 1000’s injured

    3) The 24/7 Sunni-Shiite centuries-old blood feud currently being carried out in Iraq, US troops killed in action, 3,480 and 928 in non combat roles. 102,522 – 112,049 Iraqi civilians killed as of 9/16/2011/, mostly due to suicide bombers, land mines and bombs of various types, http://www.iraqbodycount.org/ and http://www.defenselink.mil/news/casualty.pdf

    4) Kenya- In Nairobi, about 212 people were killed and an estimated 4000 injured; in Dar es Salaam, the attack killed at least 11 and wounded 85.[2]

    5) Bali-in 2002-killing 202 people, 164 of whom were foreign nationals, and 38 Indonesian citizens. A further 209 people were injured.

    6) Bali in 2005- Twenty people were killed, and 129 people were injured by three bombers who killed themselves in the attacks.

    7) Spain in 2004- killing 191 people and wounding 2,050.

    8. UK in 2005- The bombings killed 52 commuters and the four radical Islamic suicide bombers, injured 700.

    9) The execution of an eloping couple in Afghanistan on 04/15/2009 by the Taliban.

    10) – Afghanistan: US troops 1,385 killed in action, 273 killed in non-combat situations as of 09/15/2011. Over 40,000 Afghan civilians killed due to the dark-age, koranic-driven Taliban acts of horror

    11) The killing of 13 citizen soldiers at Ft. Hood by a follower of the koran.

    12) 38 Russian citizens killed on March 29, 2010 by Muslim women suicide bombers.

    13) The May 28, 2010 attack on a Islamic religious minority in Pakistan, which have left 98 dead,

    14) Lockerbie is known internationally as the site where, on 21 December 1988, the wreckage of Pan Am Flight 103 crashed as a result of a terrorist bomb. In the United Kingdom the event is referred to as the Lockerbie disaster, the Lockerbie bombing, or simply Lockerbie. Eleven townspeople were killed in Sherwood Crescent, where the plane's wings and fuel tanks plummeted in a fiery explosion, destroying several houses and leaving a huge crater, with debris causing damage to a number of buildings nearby. The 270 fatalities (259 on the plane, 11 in Lockerbie) were citizens of 21 nations.

    15 The daily suicide and/or roadside and/or mosque bombings in the terror world of Islam.

    16) Bombs sent from Yemen by followers of the koran which fortunately were discovered before the bombs were detonated.

    17) The killing of 58 Christians in a Catholic church in one of the latest acts of horror and terror in Iraq.

    18) Moscow airport suicide bombing: 35 dead, 130 injured. January 25, 2011.

    19) A Pakistani minister, who had said he was getting death threats because of his stance against the country's controversial blasphemy law, was shot and killed Wednesday, 3/2/2011

    20) two American troops killed in Germany by a recently radicalized Muslim, 3/3/2011

    21) the kidnapping and apparent killing of a follower of Zoraster in the dark world of Islamic Pakistan.

    22) Shariatpur, Bangladesh (CNN 3/30/2011) – Hena Akhter's last words to her mother proclaimed her innocence. But it was too late to save the 14-year-old girl. Her fellow villagers in Bangladesh's Shariatpur district had already passed harsh judgment on her. Guilty, they said, of having an affair with a married man. The imam from the local mosque ordered the fatwa, or religious ruling, and the punishment: 101 lashes delivered swiftly, deliberately in public. Hena dropped after 70 and died a week later.

    23) "October 4, 2011, 100 die as a truck loaded with drums of fuel exploded Tuesday at the gate of compound housing several government ministries on a busy Mogadishu street. It was the deadliest single bombing carried out by the al Qaeda-linked al-Shabab group in Somalia since their insurgency

    November 18, 2011 at 12:17 pm |
  11. Reality

    And the koranic/mosque driven acts of terror and horror continue:-----------

    The Muslim Conquest of India – 11th to 18th century

    ■"The likely death toll is somewhere between 2 million and 80 million. The geometric mean of those two limits is 12.7 million. "

    and the 19 million killed in the Mideast Slave Trade 7C-19C by Muslims.

    and more recently

    1a) 179 killed in Mumbai/Bombay, 290 injured

    1b) Assassination of Benazir Bhutto and Theo Van Gogh

    2) 9/11, 3000 mostly US citizens, 1000’s injured

    3) The 24/7 Sunni-Shiite centuries-old blood feud currently being carried out in Iraq, US troops killed in action, 3,480 and 928 in non combat roles. 102,522 – 112,049 Iraqi civilians killed as of 9/16/2011/, mostly due to suicide bombers, land mines and bombs of various types, http://www.iraqbodycount.org/ and http://www.defenselink.mil/news/casualty.pdf

    4) Kenya- In Nairobi, about 212 people were killed and an estimated 4000 injured; in Dar es Salaam, the attack killed at least 11 and wounded 85.[2]

    5) Bali-in 2002-killing 202 people, 164 of whom were foreign nationals, and 38 Indonesian citizens. A further 209 people were injured.

    6) Bali in 2005- Twenty people were killed, and 129 people were injured by three bombers who killed themselves in the attacks.

    7) Spain in 2004- killing 191 people and wounding 2,050.

    8. UK in 2005- The bombings killed 52 commuters and the four radical Islamic suicide bombers, injured 700.

    9) The execution of an eloping couple in Afghanistan on 04/15/2009 by the Taliban.

    10) – Afghanistan: US troops 1,385 killed in action, 273 killed in non-combat situations as of 09/15/2011. Over 40,000 Afghan civilians killed due to the dark-age, koranic-driven Taliban acts of horror

    11) The killing of 13 citizen soldiers at Ft. Hood by a follower of the koran.

    12) 38 Russian citizens killed on March 29, 2010 by Muslim women suicide bombers.

    13) The May 28, 2010 attack on a Islamic religious minority in Pakistan, which have left 98 dead,

    14) Lockerbie is known internationally as the site where, on 21 December 1988, the wreckage of Pan Am Flight 103 crashed as a result of a terrorist bomb. In the United Kingdom the event is referred to as the Lockerbie disaster, the Lockerbie bombing, or simply Lockerbie. Eleven townspeople were killed in Sherwood Crescent, where the plane's wings and fuel tanks plummeted in a fiery explosion, destroying several houses and leaving a huge crater, with debris causing damage to a number of buildings nearby. The 270 fatalities (259 on the plane, 11 in Lockerbie) were citizens of 21 nations.

    15 The daily suicide and/or roadside and/or mosque bombings in the terror world of Islam.

    16) Bombs sent from Yemen by followers of the koran which fortunately were discovered before the bombs were detonated.

    17) The killing of 58 Christians in a Catholic church in one of the latest acts of horror and terror in Iraq.

    18) Moscow airport suicide bombing: 35 dead, 130 injured. January 25, 2011.

    19) A Pakistani minister, who had said he was getting death threats because of his stance against the country's controversial blasphemy law, was shot and killed Wednesday, 3/2/2011

    20) two American troops killed in Germany by a recently radicalized Muslim, 3/3/2011

    21) the kidnapping and apparent killing of a follower of Zoraster in the dark world of Islamic Pakistan.

    22) Shariatpur, Bangladesh (CNN 3/30/2011) – Hena Akhter's last words to her mother proclaimed her innocence. But it was too late to save the 14-year-old girl. Her fellow villagers in Bangladesh's Shariatpur district had already passed harsh judgment on her. Guilty, they said, of having an affair with a married man. The imam from the local mosque ordered the fatwa, or religious ruling, and the punishment: 101 lashes delivered swiftly, deliberately in public. Hena dropped after 70 and died a week later.

    23) "October 4, 2011, 100 die as a truck loaded with drums of fuel exploded Tuesday at the gate of compound housing several government ministries on a busy Mogadishu street. It was the deadliest single bombing carried out by the al Qaeda-linked al-Shabab group in Somalia since their insurgency

    November 18, 2011 at 12:16 pm |
  12. Rainer Braendlein

    Ain't misbehavin' my Muslim friends?

    Passage from the above article:

    Coptic Christians, an ancient sect, make up about 9% of Egypt's largely Muslim population, according to the U.S. State Department.

    Unquote.

    Seemingly, the Copts have a special Christology, which is different from the Christology of the worldwide Christian Church. Insofar as that is true, they are indeed a Christian sect.

    I myselfs conceit myself to be a member of the worldwide Christian Church, because I keep the doctrines of the Ecu-menical Councils. However, I would never harm a Copt, because of his false doctrine of Christ. Rather I would try to convince him of the true doctrine by verbal "assaults". Assumed, my Coptic friend would harden his heart against the truth, I would not harm or kill him, but merely not great him (after a long time of attempts). This is, what the Lord has commanded: Don't great the heretics! I think this is harsh enough, but not inhuman. The spiritual opponent gets a pointer that his situation is quite serious and he should continue to ponder.

    What about our Muslim "friends"?

    Our Muslim friends are still examples for anti-Christian and inhuman behaviour (misbehaviour). It is not mainly about having a different opinion, regarding the faith, but about their handling of so-called infidels (non-Muslims or Christians). Like their (false) Prophet, who was a lousy criminal (this can be proved by historical science), they use the gun or the sword to spread their "faith".

    In fact, Islam is no faith, but the anti-faith. Islam denies the divine sonship of Jesus Christ. This is the most heavy spiritual crime, someone can perpetrate. As soon as you confess that Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God or God himself, every Muslims thinks you are an infidel. But according to the Christian doctrine, it is the center of the true faith to believe that Jesus is the Son of God. Thus, Islam and Christianity are absolutely contrary: The core tenet of Christianity (believing that Jesus is the Son of God or God himself) is the greatest sin in Islam. Damned Islam!

    I guess, the doctrine of the Copts is heretical. In contrast, the Islam is not merely heretical, but it wants to destroy the Christian faith. This is really hyper-demonical.

    How much blood was shed by the false Prophet?

    Answer: Oceans of blood.

    November 18, 2011 at 9:56 am |
  13. Atheist 1#

    Why do Republican's say if Egypt turns To Radical Fundamentalist Islam it's The Presidents Fault. even in that unfortunate event happens it wouldn't be his fault. He had no hand in the overthrow it was an over throw by the Egyptian people.

    November 18, 2011 at 8:58 am |
    • William Demuth

      Ah the fickle finger of Democracy.

      If the 51 percent want to kill the 49 percent, who are we to argue!

      November 18, 2011 at 9:10 am |
    • AGuest9

      The CIA had no hand in Mubarak's fall? I don't know that they did, but I also have learned that there were no weapons of mass destruction that got us into another mess over there.

      November 19, 2011 at 10:32 am |
  14. William Demuth

    Its ironic that Christians, the MASTERS of ethnic cleansing might be subjected to their own methods.

    Alas such is life. As I have said before, and I shall say again, ANYTHING that pits one cult against the other moves the Athiest agenda forward.

    Even a child can see the intolerance of religion and the damage it causes. Many in Egypt will suffer, but perhaps it shall focus some indoctrinated minds.

    And if not, and they kill each other, we STILL win.

    November 18, 2011 at 8:54 am |
    • hippypoet

      you said –
      "And if not, and they kill each other, we STILL win."

      A quote from me :
      "there is no profit when death is invited to eat amoungst the living"

      November 18, 2011 at 8:59 am |
    • William Demuth

      Hippy

      Your youthfull innocence is shining through again!

      Alas I don't share your optimisim, and in fact I am quite surprised. You do understand that if ANY of these cults become dominant they will more likely than not kill both you and I?

      I believe McCartney said it best, Young folks say live and let live, but the world changes you, and eventually you give in a cry: Live and Let Die.

      November 18, 2011 at 9:09 am |
    • hippypoet

      you are correct william, i am young and still have the hopeful nature towards our race.... but i have seen this before in history where one culture destorys itself from the inside out – rome for instance... just a foreshadow of the US. As for Egypt, I think they will live another 3-5 thousand more years – this is there culture, fight or die – and thats very similar to many desert peoples...weakness will kill you and so may slow or kill the tribe, it then by default must be eliminated for the betterment of the tribe. Its a bedouin state of mind. I just think that if one can start trying to make difference then we all can by example make this a better world!.... he he but maybe one day i can be as cynical as you. 🙂 tis a joke,no insult intended... please just laugh.

      November 18, 2011 at 9:18 am |
    • William Demuth

      Never insulted

      I percieve you as the Robin of the Athiest movement. Young and with a promising future.

      (But lose the leotards, people will laugh at you)

      November 18, 2011 at 9:23 am |
    • hippypoet

      but maid marian said they showcase my lovely bum curves. 😦

      November 18, 2011 at 9:25 am |
    • Awkward Situations

      I don't know about equating the end result of body bags with a "win". The only way these people will change is through education and keeping them in check with law & order. Otherwise, it's just going to be generation after generation of the same ol'.

      November 18, 2011 at 10:34 am |
    • MAJORITY always WIN

      "And if not, and they kill each other, we STILL win."

      @William D'MOOT

      Even it happens, atheists will STILL remain a second class minority, hence, you could never win. Get over it, already.

      November 18, 2011 at 1:05 pm |
    • AtrociAtheists

      @ william d'olt

      So you are saying that anything will not matter to you but your own political agenda? Even if people will die as long as you further your cause?

      I can see atheists now stooping, knowing that you're one of them. You can't even spell "Athiest" (it should be atheist )correctly. WHATTA SHAME!

      And one more thing, don't be scared to use 's next time, it will not kill you

      November 18, 2011 at 1:29 pm |
    • Keith

      What do you win, Willie?

      November 18, 2011 at 8:20 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      @Keith: you win the chance to use someone else's screen name. Oh, wait. You already do that anyway, loser.

      November 20, 2011 at 12:14 am |
    • Just a Visitor

      "The only way these people will change is through education ...."

      Education can not change human heart, nor it can drive the darkness out of it.
      If it could, today's generation wouldn't be so morally corrupt as it is. We've got more educated people now then ever, yet we see more evil flourishing today, being applauded, promoted and tolerated by masses of people more then ever before.
      These are the sign of the time we're living in.
      The wise will understand, but those who are not, will stumble over these sayings...

      November 20, 2011 at 9:38 pm |
  15. Reality

    What instigated the attack on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon? And what drives today's 24/7 mosque/imam-planned acts of terror and horror? The koran, Mohammed's book of death for all infidels and Muslim domination of the world by any means. Muslims must clean up this book removing said passages admitting that they are based on the Gabriel myth and therefore obviously the hallucinations and/or lies of Mohammed. Then we can talk about the safety and location of mosques and what is planned and taught therein.

    Until then, no male Muslim can be trusted anytime or anywhere..................................

    November 18, 2011 at 7:11 am |
    • William Demuth

      Such a please to see the bigotry flying this morning!

      Riddle me this Sherlock. Is an American child more likely to be harmed by a Muslim Terrorist, or to be buggered by a Christian Preacher?

      Go ahed and lie, and you will be shreded. The math is obvious about who the real threat is. Deviant preachers, and coaches do FAR more damage to American kids that ALL the terrorists COMBINED.

      Gabriel myths? Your whole belief system is a myth!

      November 18, 2011 at 9:05 am |
    • Reality

      They are called the Infamous Angelic Cons/Myths:

      Joe Smith had his Moroni.

      Jehovah Witnesses have their Jesus /Michael the archangel, the first angelic being created by God;

      Mohammed had his Gabriel (this "tin-kerbell" got around).

      Jesus and his family had Michael, Gabriel, and Satan, the latter being a modern day dem-on of the de-mented.

      The Abraham-Moses myths had their Angel of Death and other "no-namers" to do their dirty work or other assorted duties.

      Contemporary biblical and religious scholars have relegated these "pretty wingie thingies" to the myth pile. We should do the same to include deleting all references to them in our religious operating manuals. Doing this will eliminate the prophet/profit/prophecy status of these founders and put them where they belong as simple humans just like the rest of us.

      Some added references to "tink-erbells".

      "Latter-day Saints also believe that Michael the Archangel was Adam (the first man) when he was mortal, and Gabriel lived on the earth as Noah."

      Apparently hallu-cinations did not stop with Joe Smith.

      newadvent.org/cathen/07049c.htm

      "The belief in guardian angels can be traced throughout all antiquity; pagans, like Menander and Plutarch (cf. Euseb., "Praep. Evang.", xii), and Neo-Platonists, like Plotinus, held it. It was also the belief of the Babylonians and As-syrians, as their monuments testify, for a figure of a guardian angel now in the British Museum once decorated an As-syrian palace, and might well serve for a modern representation; while Nabopolassar, father of Nebuchadnezzar the Great, says: "He (Marduk) sent a tutelary deity (cherub) of grace to go at my side; in everything that I did, he made my work to succeed."
      Catholic monks and Dark Age theologians also did their share of hallu-cinating:

      "TUBUAS-A member of the group of angels who were removed from the ranks of officially recognized celestial hierarchy in 745 by a council in Rome under Pope Zachary. He was joined by Uriel, Adimus, Sabaoth, Simiel, and Raguel."

      And tin-ker- bells go way, way back:

      "In Zoroastrianism there are different angel like creatures. For example each person has a guardian angel called Fravashi. They patronize human being and other creatures and also manifest god’s energy. Also, the Amesha Spentas have often been regarded as angels, but they don't convey messages, but are rather emanations of Ahura Mazda ("Wise Lord", God); they appear in an abstract fashion in the religious thought of Zarathustra and then later (during the Achaemenid period of Zoroastrianism) became personalized, associated with an aspect of the divine creation (fire, plants, water...)."

      "The beginnings of the biblical belief in angels must be sought in very early folklore. The gods of the Hitti-tes and Canaanites had their supernatural messengers, and parallels to the Old Testament stories of angels are found in Near Eastern literature. "

      "The 'Magic Papyri' contain many spells to secure just such help and protection of angels. From magic traditions arose the concept of the guardian angel. "

      November 18, 2011 at 12:13 pm |
    • Reality

      And the koranic/mosque driven acts of terror and horror continue:

      The Muslim Conquest of India – 11th to 18th century

      ■"The likely death toll is somewhere between 2 million and 80 million. The geometric mean of those two limits is 12.7 million. "

      and the 19 million killed in the Mideast Slave Trade 7C-19C by Muslims.

      and more recently

      1a) 179 killed in Mumbai/Bombay, 290 injured

      1b) Assassination of Benazir Bhutto and Theo Van Gogh

      2) 9/11, 3000 mostly US citizens, 1000’s injured

      3) The 24/7 Sunni-Shiite centuries-old blood feud currently being carried out in Iraq, US troops killed in action, 3,480 and 928 in non combat roles. 102,522 – 112,049 Iraqi civilians killed as of 9/16/2011/, mostly due to suicide bombers, land mines and bombs of various types, http://www.iraqbodycount.org/ and http://www.defenselink.mil/news/casualty.pdf

      4) Kenya- In Nairobi, about 212 people were killed and an estimated 4000 injured; in Dar es Salaam, the attack killed at least 11 and wounded 85.[2]

      5) Bali-in 2002-killing 202 people, 164 of whom were foreign nationals, and 38 Indonesian citizens. A further 209 people were injured.

      6) Bali in 2005- Twenty people were killed, and 129 people were injured by three bombers who killed themselves in the attacks.

      7) Spain in 2004- killing 191 people and wounding 2,050.

      8. UK in 2005- The bombings killed 52 commuters and the four radical Islamic suicide bombers, injured 700.

      9) The execution of an eloping couple in Afghanistan on 04/15/2009 by the Taliban.

      10) – Afghanistan: US troops 1,385 killed in action, 273 killed in non-combat situations as of 09/15/2011. Over 40,000 Afghan civilians killed due to the dark-age, koranic-driven Taliban acts of horror

      11) The killing of 13 citizen soldiers at Ft. Hood by a follower of the koran.

      12) 38 Russian citizens killed on March 29, 2010 by Muslim women suicide bombers.

      13) The May 28, 2010 attack on a Islamic religious minority in Pakistan, which have left 98 dead,

      14) Lockerbie is known internationally as the site where, on 21 December 1988, the wreckage of Pan Am Flight 103 crashed as a result of a terrorist bomb. In the United Kingdom the event is referred to as the Lockerbie disaster, the Lockerbie bombing, or simply Lockerbie. Eleven townspeople were killed in Sherwood Crescent, where the plane's wings and fuel tanks plummeted in a fiery explosion, destroying several houses and leaving a huge crater, with debris causing damage to a number of buildings nearby. The 270 fatalities (259 on the plane, 11 in Lockerbie) were citizens of 21 nations.

      15 The daily suicide and/or roadside and/or mosque bombings in the terror world of Islam.

      16) Bombs sent from Yemen by followers of the koran which fortunately were discovered before the bombs were detonated.

      17) The killing of 58 Christians in a Catholic church in one of the latest acts of horror and terror in Iraq.

      18) Moscow airport suicide bombing: 35 dead, 130 injured. January 25, 2011.

      19) A Pakistani minister, who had said he was getting death threats because of his stance against the country's controversial blasphemy law, was shot and killed Wednesday, 3/2/2011

      20) two American troops killed in Germany by a recently radicalized Muslim, 3/3/2011

      21) the kidnapping and apparent killing of a follower of Zoraster in the dark world of Islamic Pakistan.

      22) Shariatpur, Bangladesh (CNN 3/30/2011) - Hena Akhter's last words to her mother proclaimed her innocence. But it was too late to save the 14-year-old girl. Her fellow villagers in Bangladesh's Shariatpur district had already passed harsh judgment on her. Guilty, they said, of having an affair with a married man. The imam from the local mosque ordered the fatwa, or religious ruling, and the punishment: 101 lashes delivered swiftly, deliberately in public. Hena dropped after 70 and died a week later.

      23) "October 4, 2011, 100 die as a truck loaded with drums of fuel exploded Tuesday at the gate of compound housing several government ministries on a busy Mogadishu street. It was the deadliest single bombing carried out by the al Qaeda-linked al-Shabab group in Somalia since their insurgency

      November 18, 2011 at 12:15 pm |
    • Real_World

      no male muslims can be trusted? same thing can be said about your moms.

      November 21, 2011 at 9:22 pm |
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