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You've probably seen this around, but just in case you haven't:

Egypt's Muslims attend Coptic Christmas mass, serving as "human shields".

"In January of last year, on the eve of Coptic Christmas, a drive-by shooting in the southern town of Nag Hammadi killed eight Copts as they were leaving Church following mass. In 2004 and 2005, bombings in the Red Sea resorts of Taba and Sharm El-Sheikh claimed over 100 lives, and in the late 90’s, Islamic militants executed a series of bombings and massacres that left dozens dead."
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I've just posted a review of Countryman's Dirt, Greed, and Sex: sexual ethics in the New Testament and their implications for today (that's a DreamWidth link; it's also on LiveJournal).

And on another topic, Abd el-Kader and the Massacre of Damascus may also be of interest:
[...] rioters were running amok, burning homes and slaughtering Christians.

And at that moment, Abd el-Kader, the man who had led his Muslim people in a war against Christian invaders for 15 years, knew what he had to do. [...]

All afternoon of July 10 [1860], Abd el-Kader plunged into the chaos of the Christian quarter with his two sons shouting: "Christians, come with me! I am Abd el-Kader, son of Muhi al-Din, the Algerian... Trust me. I will protect you."
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I've just posted a review of Countryman's Dirt, Greed, and Sex: sexual ethics in the New Testament and their implications for today.

And on another topic, Abd el-Kader and the Massacre of Damascus may also be of interest:
[...] rioters were running amok, burning homes and slaughtering Christians.

And at that moment, Abd el-Kader, the man who had led his Muslim people in a war against Christian invaders for 15 years, knew what he had to do. [...]

All afternoon of July 10 [1860], Abd el-Kader plunged into the chaos of the Christian quarter with his two sons shouting: "Christians, come with me! I am Abd el-Kader, son of Muhi al-Din, the Algerian... Trust me. I will protect you."

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