Christian man stabbed to death over inter-religious love affair"
In Egypt , Christian minorities are persecuted by fanatic Muslims and the government officials. In the latest attacks against Christians, a Christian man was killed by a Muslim.
03/06/2009 Egypt (WWRN)-A 60-year-old Christian man has been stabbed to death in an Egyptian village following a week of sectarian tension surrounding an illicit love affair, local Christian church sources reported on Friday. Police in the province of Qalubiya , north of Cairo , arrested a 24- year-old Muslim man, Yasser Ahmed Qassem, on suspicion of stabbing to death the father of a Christian man believed to have been having an affair with Qassem's sister.
The murder case comes after a week of tension in the mixed village of Domas , population 25,000, between the two communities over rumours of the Christian-Muslim affair.
Christians comprise about 10 per cent of Egypt 's approximately 80 million people, with the rest being mainly Sunni Muslims.