The government headed by Hosni Mubarak had orchestrated the attacks on Coptic Christian community in Egypt. On 31 December 2010, the Church of Alexandria was hit by an attack and 22 people died, over 100 injured.
Authorities blamed Islamic fundamentalism and Al – Qaeda, but in reality the attack with a car full of explosives, was progettatto Mubarak government, at the time strongly objected to, in order to resume approvals, pitting the people against the Copts.
When Mubarak was deposed, the truth began to emerge. Habib el-Adly, a former interior minister, is under investigation for the organization of the massacre and no security.
Vita, Italian Catholic website, interviewed Antonios Naguib, patriarch of Alexandria Catholic Church. The pastor said Fathi Abdelwahid, Egyptian general, had met in prison, the representative of a fundamentalist group to organize the attack. According to reports the man who placed the car with explosives was blown up by car to have no witnesses.
The Egyptian Coptic Church, according to tradition, was founded by the evangelist Mark. The liturgy of Alexandria has influenced many rites of the Mass in the churches of East and West.
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