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Church Bombing in Egypt

Saturday, January 1st, 2011

Words cannot express the revulsion that any civilized person of whatever background must feel at the news of another bombing of a house of worship, the Coptic Orthodox Church of al-Qiddissin (Saints) in Alexandria, Egypt, by Islamic extremists, which killed or injured dozens of persons worshiping on Coptic Christmas Midnight Mass. Here is a separate report.

This bombing follows similar bombings of Christian houses of worship in Iraq, Nigeria, and the Philippines, and numerous bombings of Muslim houses of worship by Islamic extremists in several countries in the past two decades.

Pope Benedict XVI has invited world religious leaders to Assisi in October, 2011 for a World Day of Prayer for Peace.

Governments which fund violent terrorists must bear responsibility, and must cease such funding. Countries which trade with these renegade governments also bear responsibility to pressure the renegades to eliminate the violence.

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