|Sunday, June 10, 2012|
|Egypt: Sectarian fights over proselytizing injure 12 at Assiut University|
Sectarian fights over proselytizing injure 12 at Assiut University
Clashes broke out Saturday between Muslim and Coptic students in the Assiut
A Coptic law student had distributed proselytizing leaflets and booklets in
The booklets they handed out were titled “The Lord invites you” and
“These actions raised the ire of Muslim students,” the security source said.
The students and supervisors who were injured were trying to resolve the
Some Muslim students had said they reported the Coptic students’ actions to
The two sides started fighting amid shouts of sectarian chants, and when the
Demonstrations by both sides started and lasted until 3 am Sunday.
University president Mostafa Kamel, Vice President of Student Affairs Adel
Kamal and the security leaders met with both parties to calm the situation,
Dozens of Christians and Muslims protested in the vicinity of the university
Christians make up about 10 percent of Egypt’s mostly Muslim population.
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