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Egypt Muslims to act as "human shields" at Coptic Christmas Eve mass

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From Ahram online:


“Although 2011 started tragically, I feel it will be a year of eagerly anticipated change, where Egyptians will stand against sectarianism and unite as one,” Father Rafaeil Sarwat of the Mar-Mina church told Ahram Online. The Coptic priest was commenting on the now widespread call by Muslim intellectuals and activists upon Egyptian Muslims at large to flock to Coptic churches across the country to attend Coptic Christmas Eve mass, to show solidarity with the nation's Coptic minority, but also to serve as "human shields" against possible attacks by Islamist militants."

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Paisius said:
From Ahram online:


“Although 2011 started tragically, I feel it will be a year of eagerly anticipated change, where Egyptians will stand against sectarianism and unite as one,” Father Rafaeil Sarwat of the Mar-Mina church told Ahram Online. The Coptic priest was commenting on the now widespread call by Muslim intellectuals and activists upon Egyptian Muslims at large to flock to Coptic churches across the country to attend Coptic Christmas Eve mass, to show solidarity with the nation's Coptic minority, but also to serve as "human shields" against possible attacks by Islamist militants."

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For he that is not against us is for us. For truly, I say to you, whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because you bear the name of Christ, will by no means lose his reward. Mark 9:40-1.
 

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ialmisry said:

For he that is not against us is for us. For truly, I say to you, whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because you bear the name of Christ, will by no means lose his reward. Mark 9:40-1.
I notice a vague similarity to Starbucks' new logo:
 

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These pictures on theorthodoxchurch.info must have just been posted:

http://theorthodoxchurch.info/blog/news/2011/01/orthodox-nativity-celebrations-worldwide-snaps/

They are pictures of celebrations of Christmas around the world, including pictures of people celebrating today.  Toward the bottom, there is a picture of Mubarak's two sons at a Christmas Eve liturgy in a Coptic Church. 

Either this means they are taking the human shield thing seriously, or Mubarak is trying to reach out to the Copts right now.


 

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Salpy said:
These pictures on theorthodoxchurch.info must have just been posted:

http://theorthodoxchurch.info/blog/news/2011/01/orthodox-nativity-celebrations-worldwide-snaps/

They are pictures of celebrations of Christmas around the world, including pictures of people celebrating today.  Toward the bottom, there is a picture of Mubarak's two sons at a Christmas Eve liturgy in a Coptic Church. 

Either this means they are taking the human shield thing seriously, or Mubarak is trying to reach out to the Copts right now.


I see Gamal Mubarak, but where's Alaa?
 

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This is the caption that went under the picture:

A Coptic priest wafts incense near Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's sons Alaa Mubarak (2nd L) and Gamal Mubarak (R) during the Coptic Christmas eve mass, which will be led by Pope Shenouda III, the 117th Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark Cathedral, in Cairo January 6, 2011
 

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Salpy said:
This is the caption that went under the picture:

A Coptic priest wafts incense near Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's sons Alaa Mubarak (2nd L) and Gamal Mubarak (R) during the Coptic Christmas eve mass, which will be led by Pope Shenouda III, the 117th Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark Cathedral, in Cairo January 6, 2011
Wow. Alaa has aged considerably over the past few years.
 

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HG Bishop Ruweiss (sp?) is the one in the picture censing, a general bishop.
 

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Jetavan said:
ialmisry said:

For he that is not against us is for us. For truly, I say to you, whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because you bear the name of Christ, will by no means lose his reward. Mark 9:40-1.
I notice a vague similarity to Starbucks' new logo:
Vague? What..they are both green and white? Look out on St. Patty's Day then......
 

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podkarpatska said:
Jetavan said:
ialmisry said:

For he that is not against us is for us. For truly, I say to you, whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because you bear the name of Christ, will by no means lose his reward. Mark 9:40-1.
I notice a vague similarity to Starbucks' new logo:
Vague? What..they are both green and white? Look out on St. Patty's Day then......
In the new Starbucks logo, there's a fairly visible crescent moon outline (with the crescent pointing downwards), and a five-pointed star at the thickest part of the crescent.

Not that there's anything wrong with that. :)
 
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