March 5th, 2011
On March 5th, 2011, another attack on a church took place. This act of violence is believed to be an orchestrated attempt to stir clashes between Copts and Muslims in Egypt.
However, millions of Egyptians soon after proclaimed their solidarity and unity, refusing to be consumed by any sort of religious intolerance.
As a reaction to the attack, thousands of Copts protested for days in front of Cairo's main television and broadcasting building to demand for their rights. The protesters were joined by many Muslims who equally believed in these demands.
Currently, the Church that had been burnt down is being rebuilt under the supervision of the Egyptian army.
The translation of the Arabic text is "God is love". This statement is part of the Bible, and is also a line in Om Kolthoum's famous song, "A Thousand and One Nights".