Sectarian Divides Feed Violence in Egypt


From Egypt come reports of growing sectarian violence. The international group Human Rights Watch criticized authorities for not protecting dozens of churches, schools, and businesses that have recently been attacked in the Christian Coptic community that makes up about 10 percent of predominantly Islamic Egypt. At the same time, a leader of the Coptic Church urged support of Egypt’s military, which continued its clampdown on supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and deposed president Morsi.