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WE SHALL NEVER FORGET WHEN THE EGYPTIAN ARMY MASSACRED 27 COPTS ON THIS DAY 5 YEARS AGO AT MASPERO

October 9, 2016

ON THIS DAY, 9 10 2011, 27 of our people went out to the Maspero state broadcasting building on the Nile Corniche in central Cairo in order to protest the increasing attacks on the Coptic churches by some of Egypt Muslims. That was following the Egyptian Revolution of 25th January that overthrew Mubarak, and the army, represented in its superior command, took over power for a transitory period.

What happened as the Copts were peacefully protesting and demanding protection from the state and religious freedom shook the nation: the Egyptian Army shot at the Copts and ran them over by their heavy military vehicles, and 27 Copts were massacred on the Corniche just outside Hilton Ramsey. 

While the Copts were being massacred, the state television, broadcasting from its Maspero building, kept agitating Muslims to attack Copts, as it claimed the non-armed and peacefully protesting Copts were attacking the Egyptian Army! The result was that Muslims across Cairo and allover Egypt started attacking Copts, and Copts everywhere hid themselves. 

Until now, the Egyptian Army has not acknowledged it’s responsibility of the massacre or apologised; neither has the official media; and the Egyptian Muslim journalist, Rasha Magdi, who incited the wide-spread violence against the Copts, has not been brought to justice.

Coptic Nationalism demands that all responsible be brought to justice. 

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