The muslims were, "Objecting to a newly constructed extension to the Coptic church of St. Mary and Anba Abraam in Ain Shams, the huge crowd of angry protestors gathered outside the church at around 5 p.m. following a consecration service for the addition earlier that day. "
Chanting, 'We will demolish the church,' 'Islam is the solution' and 'No
God but Allah,' according to Helmy Guirguis, president of the U.K. Coptic
Association, rioters pelted the church with stones and burned part of the
structure; priests and worshipers were trapped inside, and five people were
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