Another religious clash in Egypt

The Bikya Masr news website reports yet another religious clash in Egypt – this time between Muslims and Christians. A number of Christians had camped at Mitt Damsis in the northern delta, for celebrations to mark the birth of St George.

Several dozen Muslims attacked the camp in the early hours of Saturday, setting fire to tents and wrecking vehicles. The Christians fought back. Riot police were deployed and 16 people were arrested.

The Muslims' attack may have been a retaliation after a villager was harassed by Christian youths on Thursday.

Posted by Brian Whitaker, 31 August 2009.