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Coptic Christians and others protested outside the Saudi Embassy on Tuesday, demanding that Saudi Arabia stop financing radical Islamic groups, including the Salafis, who have been largely responsible for attacks on Christians in Egypt.

By Osama el-Mahdy

5/17/2011 Egypt (Al Masry Al Youm) – A number of bloggers, Shia Muslims and Coptic Christians on Tuesday staged protests before the Saudi Embassy in Cairo, demanding that Saudi Arabia stop financing Salafis in Egypt who incite sectarian violence.

They also demanded that Saudi Arabia return all assets and money held in Saudi Arabia on behalf of deposed President Hosni Mubarak.

“This is our third protest since the revolution,” said Shia protester Mohamed al-Dariny. “We won’t stop until the Saudi threat to our national unity is thwarted.”

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