- January 5, 2011
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Muslim Groups Nationwide Call for Initiative to Protect Churches on Coptic Christmas
Recent calls have been made by various Muslim groups on the social networking site, Facebook, and other social media, to protect churches. The groups call for forming human shields and has grown quickly and spread across much of Egypt.
The newly-emerging groups have defiantly called for the organization and rallying of young Muslims to stand around churches on January 7, known as the Coptic Christmas, against attempts to bomb or attack the churches.
Egyptian bloggers and youth movements have also adopted the cause, and a large network of both Muslims and Christians has stepped up to reaffirm solidarity and unity following the Alexandria church suicide bombing.