Copts celebrate Christmas on January 7, and jihadis have issued more threats for tomorrow. “Egypt on alert as Copts gather for Christmas Eve,” from the BBC, January 6 (thanks to Twostellas):
Coptic Christians are preparing to celebrate Christmas Eve amid tight security after a bomb attack on a church in Egypt in which 23 died.
Armed Egyptian police have been ordered to protect churches where Copts are expected to gather in large numbers.
There have been calls for Muslims to hold vigils outside Coptic churches in a gesture of solidarity.
But some radical Islamist websites have urged more attacks, publishing church addresses in Egypt and Europe.…
“Blow up the churches while they are celebrating Christmas or any other time when the churches are packed,” says a line from a video attributed to al-Qaeda, called Jihadi Encyclopaedia for the Destruction of the Cross, that has been widely circulated on the internet.
Copts celebrate Christmas on 7 January, according to the Julian calendar. Some European governments have also announced security measures at churches….