Coptic Christian Priest Shot Dead while Walking in Egypt – Video Report 7/6/13

A Coptic Christian Priest was murdered in Egypt on Saturday, likely the work of Islamists taking revenge for the overthrow of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi last week:

UK GUARDIAN: A Christian priest has been shot dead in the northern Sinai in what could be the first sectarian killing since the military overthrow of President Mohamed Morsi, as funerals took place for at least 36 people killed between Friday and Saturday in demonstrations and rioting.

Mina Aboud Sharween was attacked in the early afternoon on Saturday while walking in the Masaeed area in El Arish, which is close to the Gaza Strip.

Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood criticised Pope Tawadros, spiritual leader of Egypt’s 8 million Copts, for giving his blessing to the removal of the president and attending the announcement by the head of the army, General Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, suspending the constitution.

The army-appointed interim president, Adly Mansour, met Sisi as senior members of the Muslim Brotherhood, including Morsi, remained in military detention.

Morsi’s supporters have vowed to remain on the streets until he is reinstated. His opponents, meanwhile, have called for more mass rallies to defend what they call the “gains of June 30”, a reference to the start of massive protests to call for the removal of the president. . . . Read More

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