A Muslim mob attacked Coptic Christians in Cairo last night, killing twelve people and injuring more than two hundred. The Muslims fired guns and threw firebombs at Christian homes, businesses, and churches. The issue once again was a rumor that the Copts were holding captive a woman they believed had converted to Islam. The woman was alleged to be held against her will in a church.
In other news, Columbia University awarded its top journalism prize to Al Jazeera.
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