Egypt Christians Call for Right to Build Churches

February 3, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: News & Observer

Wire Service: AP

Egyptian activists have protested in front of parliament and called for legislation giving Christians equal rights as Muslims to build houses of worship.

The demonstrators, both Muslim and Christian, were also protesting Wednesday against the sectarian strains in the country, particularly in light of a Christmas Eve slaying of six Copts and a Muslim guard outside a church in southern Egypt.