According to this story, a Christian was shot dead; also, the reason given for this latest “sectarian” clash was that a Christian woman was selling property to a Muslim. According to this more updated report, however, the real reason is that Muslim men were sexually harassing a Christian woman — an increasingly popular pastime in Egypt.
“Christians, Muslims riot in Egyptian village,” from the Associated Press, October 5:
CAIRO, Egypt: Egyptian officials say police have fired tear gas to quell clashes between Christians and Muslims in a southern village.
A security official says several shops were set on fire in Sunday’s rioting in el-Tayaba, 220 kilometers (135 miles) south of Cairo. No casualties were reported.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to talk to the media.
Fighting erupted late Friday after allegations that Muslims sexually harassed a Christian woman. Police arrested 48 suspects.