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Christians and Muslims fought in Egypt

May 12 2007

About 60 Muslims - members of collisions with Coptic Christians arrested by Egyptian security forces. On Friday, 10 Copts were injured during the mass clashes between followers of two religions in the country Behma south of Cairo.

The conflict was building a church in this village.

About 300 Muslims and 200 Christians participated in the fighting in Behme. The reason for the violence were the adherents of Islam spread among the rumors that Coptic church built without permission.

Christians make up about 10% 75-million population of Egypt. The most serious outbreak of sectarian violence occurred here in 1999 when one of yuzhnoegipetskih villagers were killed 20 Christians. News report

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