As Egyptian Christians make their way towards the Orthodox Church, they are surrounded by thousands of Muslims. The Muslims huddle closer around the Christians, but they do not attack. The Muslims do not jeer, berate, or torment the Christians. Instead they protect them with their bodies, acting as human shields, and then join them inside the church to observe the holy day of Christmas. After mass is over, the Muslims once again surround and protect the Christians with their bodies.
“I know it might not be safe, yet it’s either we live together, or we die together, we are all Egyptians.” Fifty year old, Cherine Mohamed answers when asked by a nearby reporter.
Then in February, a scene reminiscent of that Christmas night happened again, but this time in reverse. Christians locked hand in hand to surround a mass of Muslim protestors as they prayed in protest at Tahrir Square.
When asked why by a reporter, a Christian woman is heard to say, “Today we observe that we are one, united. We are Egyptians.”
A reminder of the good in humanity for the Trifecta Challenge.
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