Several Facebook groups and event invitations have been circulating calling on Muslims to head to churches on Saturday and Sunday to act as human shields for Coptic prayers during Easter holidays.
|Solidarity in front of a Heliopolis Church on January 7 following |
attacks targeting Two Saints Church on New Year's Eve.
Muslims have before turned up in droves for the Coptic Christmas mass, offering their bodies and lives as “shields” to protect Egypt’s Christian community following the terror attacks that struck the country on New Year’s Eve, targeting the Two Saints Church in Alexandria and leaving 21 dead.
Similarly, durign Egypt's revolution, Christians in Tahrir Square acted as human shields to protecting praying Muslims as the demonstrators were threatened by attacks from pro-regime thugs and snipers.