I can. But anyway, here is a vivid report on the recent attacks on churches in Egypt. From the New York Sun, with thanks to all who sent this in:
ALEXANDRIA, Egypt – In temporary offices near the Virgin Mary Church in the Asafra neighborhood here, Father Bejimey Shawky catalogs the damage the Muslim rioters wrought.
First they smashed his church’s windows.Then they unhinged the rear door.
The pious Muslim looters broke the electrical switch for the air-conditioner. They burned the anteroom near the main hall reserved for baptism; they burned the father’s offices, and they burned the cupboards and shelves that contained the church’s library.
“I cannot say where this hatred comes from,” Father Bejimey said, his voice low and weary. “We have coexisted for generations.”
The church, which smelled faintly of smoke, was barely fit for worship. But Father Bejimey’s flock turned out every night for the evening service between the Coptic Palm and Easter Sundays to recite lines from the Gospel and remember Christ’s last week before the crucifixion. A few members of the congregation had bandages on their arms and legs from the clashes two days before….
One of the elders at the church yesterday said the funeral procession turned into anarchy the moment the mourners bared the cross. “When the Muslim youths saw the cross in the sky, and the people saw our soul, the animosity in their hearts became evident,” Talat Megala said.
Four other Christian eyewitnesses confirmed this account. A Muslim eyewitness, however, did not recall the moment the rival demonstrations turned violent.
Interesting: this account would be in line with traditional dhimmi laws forbidding Christians to display the cross in public.
Read it all.