When Egyptian justice trumps ours

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.

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