“Although 2011 started tragically, I feel it will be a year of eagerly anticipated change, where Egyptians will stand against sectarianism and unite as one,” Father Rafaeil Sarwat of the Mar-Mina church told Ahram Online. The Coptic priest was commenting on the now widespread call by Muslim intellectuals and activists upon Egyptian Muslims at large to flock to Coptic churches across the country to attend Coptic Christmas Eve mass, to show solidarity with the nation's Coptic minority, but also to serve as "human shields" against possible attacks by Islamist militants.I do see one problem, unfortunately. Radical Muslims don't see to show much reluctance when it comes to blowing their Muslim brethren to bits. Consorting with the enemy seems to be one of the standard justifications.
Still, massive props to these Egyptian Muslims for setting a fine example for a truly peaceful version of Islam.