On 11 May, a mob of Muslims attacked Christians in Bahma village south of Cairo after hearing rumours that a church was to be built in the village without government permission

Muslims left their Friday prayers and attacked the homes and shops of Christians, setting the buildings on fire. At least 10 Coptic Christians were injured in the attack. People from both faiths took up sticks and hatchets and began hurling bricks and firebombs at each other. At least 27 houses and shops were damaged by fire.

At last report, 59 Muslims have been arrested on charges of arson and spreading sectarian strife.

from voice of the martyrs

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