Egyptian terror blast aimed at Coptic Christians

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One aspect of the blast receiving little notice is its timing: over the Eastern Orthodox Easter weekend, when the hotel was full of Copt guests. Steven Hurst of the AP reports:

Hotels and guesthouses were filled with foreigners and with Egyptians celebrating the long Coptic Christian Easter weekend that coincided this year with Shem al—Nessim, the ancient holiday marking the first day of spring.

They hate all non—Muslims.

Ed Lasky  4 23 06

One aspect of the blast receiving little notice is its timing: over the Eastern Orthodox Easter weekend, when the hotel was full of Copt guests. Steven Hurst of the AP reports:

Hotels and guesthouses were filled with foreigners and with Egyptians celebrating the long Coptic Christian Easter weekend that coincided this year with Shem al—Nessim, the ancient holiday marking the first day of spring.

They hate all non—Muslims.

Ed Lasky  4 23 06