It doesn’t take much for a rumour to start in Egypt,
and especially if it’s about a Christian Copt
Hundreds of Muslims pelted Christian-owned shops and a police station with stones in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria on Sunday after a Muslim man was killed, an eyewitness said.A security source said the violence started after word of mouth reports a Muslim man, identified as Ahmed Abdel Razeq Gomaa, had been stabbed to death in the street by his Christian landlords.
Crowds of Muslims assembled near a mosque for funeral prayers for Gomaa chanting “They’ll die, they’ll die,” in reference to the three Christian landlords, brothers Ayman, Atef and Farag Tagy, the witness said. Police and security vehicles were positioned in the area.