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Christian killed over alleged son’s affairCC Note:

A Coptic man was shot to death in retaliation for his son’s suspected affair with a Muslim girl.

By Salah Nasrawi
10/19/09 Egypt (IOL) – A Christian man was killed in southern Egypt by attackers who accused his son of having an affair with a Muslim girl, police said Sunday.
The officials said that Farouk Henry Attallah, 61, was shot to death while strolling through his village of Attaleen in the southern Assuit province.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the press. Egyptian Christians, known as Copts, make up an estimated 10 percent of Egypt’s 78 million people and generally live in peace with the Muslim majority although clashes and tensions do occur, mostly over land disputes or church construction.

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