Interfaith Solidarity Between Muslims and Christians

After a New Year’s day bombing in Egypt, which killed 21 people outside a Christian church, it seemed as if the country would be thrust into religious turmoil (or more so than usual?).  Instead, “according to the Al Ahram newspaper, solidarity over shared security concerns and interfaith support blossomed. The most notable example was the thousands of Muslims who took a bold and brave step to prevent a repeat bombing at Coptic Christmas Eve services on Thursday: they volunteered to serve as human shields to deter potential bombers.”  It’s a pretty amazing story.

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