Sunday, January 2, 2011

Islamic Terrorists Kill Christians. President Obama Sends Deepest Condolences to Both Sides

47 died in Egypt
Alexandria, Egypt, Jan 2, 2011. A suicide bomber in  yesterday killed 47 people and wounded 79 outside a Coptic church in Alexandria.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but Al Qa'ida has called for punishment of Egypt's Copts over claims that two priests' wives they say had converted to Islam were being held by the church against their will.   

The circumstances of the explosion, "given the methods that currently prevail in terrorist activities at the global and regional level, clearly indicate" the bombing was "planned and carried out by foreign elements."

Egyptian authorities said a suicide bomber entered a Christian church in Alexandria and detonated explosives. The explosion killed at least 47 people and wounding dozens more.
Meanwhile, a bombing in the Nigerian capital of Abuja claimed up to 30 more lives.

30 died in Nigeria
U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama, D-Kenya,  condemned as “outrageous” the separate bombing attacks that took place on Saturday in Egypt and another terrorist attack in Nigeria that left at least 30 more people dead.

The President interrupted his extended Hawaiian Holiday vacation to issue a statement to the press concerning these terrorist attacks.

"I strongly condemn the separate and outrageous terrorist bombing attacks in Egypt and Nigeria. The attack on a church in Alexandria, Egypt caused 21 reported deaths and dozens of injured from both the Christian and Muslim communities."

"The United States extends its deepest condolences to the families of those killed and to the wounded in both of these attacks, and we stand with the Nigerian and Egyptian people at this difficult time."

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