Islamic law forbids non-Muslims to try to convert Muslims to their religion. Counter the Christians’ arguments with superior ones? Pah! Beatings are easier. “Sectarian fights over proselytizing injure 12 at Assiut University,” from Al-Masry Al-Youm, June 10 (thanks to Benedict):
Clashes broke out Saturday between Muslim and Coptic students in the Assiut University women’s dorms after a Coptic student reportedly proselytized Christianity to Muslim students, leaving 12 students and supervisors injured.
A Coptic law student had distributed proselytizing leaflets and booklets in university dorms with her friend, an engineering student, a security source said.
The booklets they handed out were titled “The Lord invites you” and “Salvation Ship.” They also gave pictures of some Christian figures to Muslim students in their rooms and in the building’s study hall. The law student also encouraged them to convert to Christianity.
“These actions raised the ire of Muslim students,” the security source said.
The students and supervisors who were injured were trying to resolve the dispute, the source said. They sustained injuries to their heads and bodies….
Christians make up about 10 percent of Egypt’s mostly Muslim population. Several sectarian disputes have occurred since the uprising last year as a result of Muslim citizens converting to Christianity or vice versa, as well as disagreements over building churches.