Firstly, a man is burned, his father stabbed and a brother beaten because of a rumour:
The events took place in the small village of “Dmas” Meet-Ghamr, after a rumor spread around of a relationship between the 25-year-old Copt Shihata Sabri, and the sister of a Muslim man named Yasser Ahmed Qasim.
Yasser went to Coptic Shehata, holding a gasoline canister, poured it over him and set him on fire, as bystanders looked on in horror. The young Copt threw himself into the adjacent canal to try to put out the flames from his burning body. The fire left burns all over his body, leading to his death.
via The naked truth is still taboo: Muslim Burns a Young Copt Alive and Murders His Father Because of a Rumor!!!.
Then Al-Jazeera reports that “clashes” happened after a Muslim mob killed 6 Christians again for a rumour: the alleged rape of a Muslim girl by a Christian man. You know, why waiting to know the truth when you can kill several Christians because of rumour:
Clashes have broken out in southern Egypt between more than 2,000 Christian Copts and police after the Christmas Eve killing of six Copts in a drive-by shooting, police officials say.
Fighting erupted outside a hospital morgue on Thursday where the bodies of the Christians killed the previous day were kept, with protesters hurling stones at police, the official said.
Six male churchgoers and a security guard were shot dead outside a church in Egypt as Christians left a late night mass, Bishop Kirollos of the Nag Hammadi Diocese said.
… Kirollos said he had an idea of who the attackers were, calling them “Muslim radicals”.
“It is all religious now. This is a religious war about how they can finish off the Christians in Egypt,” he said.
Christians, mostly Coptic, account for about 10 per cent of Egypt’s 83-million predominantly Muslim population.
Isn’t this wonderful? A rumour says a 12-year-old girl had been raped by a Christian man (bastard! if he did it, whatever his religion). So, logically, they go to a church and shoot randomly to the churchgoers because they are… Christians.
An Amnesty International report said sectarian attacks on the Coptic Christian community, comprising between 6 million and 8 million people in Egypt, increased in 2008. Sporadic clashes between Coptic Christians and Muslims left eight people dead.
Three men have been arrested, reports BBC.