Egypt remains volatile and changing ...
Egypt is bleeding once again. There are casualties as tens of thousands of pro -Morsi supporters are filling the streets of Cairo and other Egyptian cities in protest against the military's crackdown earlier this week. Gunfire can be heard. Tear gas being fired.
For the latest on the changing situation, we reached:
It should be noted that neither the leadership of the Muslim Brotherhood nor its political wing the Freedom and Justice Party promote violence against Christians. Yet it hasn't stopped some of their supporters from carrying out attacks.
Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and Andrew Bennett, Canada's Ambassador for Religious Freedom are also concerned about attacks on Egypt's Christians. Yesterday, they issued a statement, saying in part:
"We are concerned by recent attacks on religious institutions in Egypt, in particular the unconscionable attacks on Coptic Orthodox, and Anglican churches, and on Baptist and Franciscan institutions.
Attacks on places of worship are unacceptable. Canada calls on Egyptian authorities to protect worshippers and religious sites from violence and intimidation."
This segment was produced by The Current's Catherine Kalbflesich, Geoff Turner and Leif Zapf-Gijle.
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