News of "a violent assault by a group of Muslims against Christians in Imbaba, a suburb northeast of the Egyptian capital" — At least 9 dead and two churches burned near Cairo.
"Egypt is at the beginning of a great civil war... because of a small group of Islamic extremists who are stifling the ideals of the Jasmine Revolution, fomenting violence across the country," says Fr. Rafic Greich, chief press officer for the Egyptian Catholic Church and spokesman for the seven Egyptian Catholic denominations — Threat of civil war looms over Egypt, an appeal to the international community.
"The most populous country in the Arab world shows all the symptoms of national bankruptcy - the kind that produced hyperinflation in several Latin American countries during the 1970s and 1980s - with a deadly difference: Egypt imports half its wheat, and the collapse of its external credit means starvation," writes Spengler — The hunger to come in Egypt.
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