Sixteen wounded in Muslim attack on Coptic village in Egypt
Sixteen people were wounded after a group of Muslims attacked the Coptic Christian village of Dahshur, near Cairo. Police fired tear gas to prevent the mob from setting fire to a church, but the crowd returned and torched several homes, as well as three police cars, an official said. The assault was provoked by the death of a Muslim man injured in an earlier clash between Christians and Muslims.
That skirmish started after the Muslim man accused a Christian laundry worker of burning a shirt. The violence is the first of its kind since President Mohammed Morsi took office on June 30. Morsi, a leading figure of the Muslim Brotherhood, vowed to respect the rights of the Christians, who make up around ten per cent of the population. Dozens of Christians have been killed in sectarian violence since the ouster of President Mubarak last year.http://www.rt.com/news/line/2012-08-02/