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Tue Aug 20, 2013, 12:29 PM

Viral Photo Shows Muslims Protecting Catholic Church in Egypt as Congregants Attend Mass

A viral photo showing Muslim men standing in front of a Catholic church in Egypt, protecting its congregants while they attend mass, serves as juxtaposition to recent reports indicating the growing attacks on Christians by Muslims in the North African country.

The photo, which has been circulated around the internet, shows over 20 Islamic men, wearing traditional Islamic dress, holding hands in a line in front of a large Catholic cathedral. The men are reportedly protecting the Catholic Church from vandalism and attacks while Christian congregants attend mass inside.

The picture has gained a wide amount of media attention after it was tweeted by the Rev. James Martin, S.J., a Jesuit priest and the author and editor-at-large of America, a national Catholic magazine. Martin, who has 30,000 followers, tweeted the image, and it was then retweeted by his followers more than 600 times and made a "favorite" nearly 300 times.

"Hope for return of compassion and dignity," one Twitter user commented on the photo, while another commented "our world needs more of this."


http://www.christianpost.com/news/viral-photo-shows-muslims-protecting-church-in-egypt-as-congregants-attend-mass-amid-threat-of-attack-102592/

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Reply Viral Photo Shows Muslims Protecting Catholic Church in Egypt as Congregants Attend Mass (Original post)
UrbScotty Aug 2013 OP
okasha Aug 2013 #1
cbayer Aug 2013 #2
hrmjustin Aug 2013 #3
gopiscrap Aug 2013 #4
robinlynne Aug 2013 #5
limpyhobbler Aug 2013 #6
fjlovato Aug 2013 #7
renate Aug 2013 #8
MADem Aug 2013 #9

Response to UrbScotty (Original post)

Tue Aug 20, 2013, 05:15 PM

1. Good for them.

This is similar to what happened during the Arab Spring demonstrations in Cairo, where Muslims and Christian groups each protected the other while at prayer.

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Response to UrbScotty (Original post)

Tue Aug 20, 2013, 05:57 PM

2. What a remarkable picture.

While drowning in all the bad news coming out of there, this image provides me with some hope.

Thanks so much for sharing it.

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Response to UrbScotty (Original post)

Tue Aug 20, 2013, 08:55 PM

3. K&R!

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Response to UrbScotty (Original post)

Tue Aug 20, 2013, 11:17 PM

4. I love this!

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Wed Aug 21, 2013, 05:26 PM

5. beautiful!!!! Thank-you.

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Wed Aug 21, 2013, 11:56 PM

6. k/r

like this a lot

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Response to UrbScotty (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2013, 01:23 PM

7. We should learn by example

If only American Christians would do the same for American Muslums, it would also be a very pleasent example. Thanks for the posting, made my day.

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Thu Aug 22, 2013, 02:36 PM

8. that really is beautiful

Thanks for sharing this absolutely wonderful photo!

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Wed Aug 28, 2013, 03:19 PM

9. Egyptians=Very Cool People! nt

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