CNN.com, February 10, 2011: President Barack Obama signaled clear support for protesters who have convulsed Egypt, saying Thursday night that "in these difficult times, I know that the Egyptian people will persevere, and they must know that they will continue to have a friend in the United States of America."
Even before the attack, Muslim protests prompted priests to turn to security officials, who arranged a meeting with local elders and Salafis. In the face of their demands, the priests agreed to take down a cross and bells on the church, according to church officials. Still, after the Christians erected a dome, the mob attacked, setting the church and nearby homes and shops on fire.
Aswan's governor, Gen. Mustafa Kamel al-Sayyed, further hiked tensions by telling the media that the church was being built on the site of a guesthouse, suggesting it was illegal.
In response, hundreds of Christians marched in front of the governor's office last week, demanding those behind the attack be prosecuted and families who lost homes be compensated. Christians also protested in Cairo, cutting off a main avenue in the heart of the capital, demanding the governor's ouster, until soldiers dispersed them by force.
MailOnline, October 10, 2011: Hundreds of Christian protesters pelted police with rocks outside a Cairo hospital today, the day after 24 people died and more than 200 were injured when a peaceful protest became a violent riot.
The Sunday night clashes lashes erupted between Coptic Christians and the military in Cairo yesterday. Figures today said a further 300 were injured in the rioting, sparked by a protest over a recent attack on a church in the south of the country.
President Obama was quick to weigh in with his support for Egyptian 'freedom-fighters' in overthrowing the Mubarak regime.
Where is he now?
Oh, that's right, he's weighing in with his support for American 'Occupy __________________' (insert name of City here) 'freedom-fighters'.