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ICC Note: A Muslim mob surrounded and threw stones at a Coptic Church in Wasta, a village in Beni Suef province, Egypt over a romance between a Muslim woman and Christian man. The girl is believed to have converted to Christianity and reportedly fled to Turkey with the Christian man. “For more than a month, Muslims have attacked churches over the incident and forced Christians to close their shops in the town,” the Associated Press reports.
4/26/2013 Egypt (Associated Press) – An Egyptian security official and a priest say police fired tear gas and clashed with a stone-throwing mob of Muslims who had surrounded a Coptic Church in anger over an inter-faith romance.
The Muslim protesters accuse the church of helping to secret away 21-year-old Rana el-Shazli, believed to have converted to Christianity before fleeing her small town with a Coptic Christian man to Turkey.

For more than a month, Muslims have attacked churches over the incident and forced Christians to close their shops in the town.

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