Egyptian prosecutors are filing criminal charges against 13 religious brawlers who were arrested after
fighting erupted in the village of Dahshour when a Coptic Christian man who irons clothes for a living and one of his Muslim customers became entangled in a brawl after the Christian accidently burned his client’s shirt.
The fight escalated, drawing more people, and left one Muslim, Moaz Mohamed Mohamed, dead.
Over a shirt. And of course, over whose god is better.
More than 120 Coptic families living in the area left the town, fearing they would be violently expelled.
The defendants in the sectarian incident are nine Muslims and four Coptic Christians, and [they] are charged with murder, the possession of explosive materials, and assaulting security forces.
[photo by Eric V. Santos via flickr]