Hundreds of mourners were trapped all night inside the Cathedral. Attackers threw rocks and firebombs from the tops of surrounding buildings at the Cathedral. Coptic Solidarity President, Adel Guindy, says "Attacking the seat of the Coptic Pope is unprecedented in the last two centuries. It was a deliberate and humiliating act demonstrating the growing Salafist - espoused culture of hate and aggressive behavior towards all non-Muslims. It amounts to a State crime." This attack can only rightly be understood as part of the larger effort to create an Islamist theocracy in Egypt. Should they succeed, it will leave no room for pluralism, whether religious or political.Diverting attention from ongoing troubles towards sectarian problems has been a good tool put in use by Mubarak, and now plays perfectly well for the Muslim Brotherhood. President Morsi's belated and weak response to the unprecedented attack was followed by a statement (in English
Morsi Culpable In Unprecedented Attack On The Coptic Pope's Seat
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