Jan 16 2011
A court in southern Egypt has sentenced a Muslim man to death for his role in the killing one year ago of six Coptic Christians and a Muslim policeman.
And you can bet he won’t sit on death row for 20 years exercizing appeal after appeal.
VOA NEWS –– The man, Mohamed Ahmed Hussein, is one of three charged in the drive-by shooting that occurred January 6, 2010, in the Egyptian town of Nagaa Hammadi. The other two are to be sentenced next month. The six had just attended a Coptic Christmas Mass when they were killed.
The verdict, announced Sunday, follows by two weeks another attack in Egypt against Coptic Christians. A suicide bomber killed 21 people outside a church in the port city of Alexandria after a New Year’s eve Mass.