78. 'Ātfīh's Muslims, Christians demand pacification of fitnah

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78. 'Ātfīh's Muslims, Christians demand pacification of fitnah

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Year: 
2011
Week: 
11
Article number: 
78
Article pages: 
6
Date of source: 
March 12, 2011
Author: 
Muhammad al-Sāwī
Reviewer: 
Diana Ghali
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'Ātfīh's Muslims and Christians agreed that rebuilding the church is the safest way to appease fitnah.

Fitnah was sparked when a group of revolt youths were outraged about 2 of the village's youth who were killed because they wanted to protect their honor [according to other reports, the problem started when a Muslim husband found his wife with a Christian young man. After that a number of family members of the Muslim wife killed the father in an exchange of fire after he refused to kill his daughter, another farmer was killed in the exchange of fire. After the burial of the two bodies, a number of extremists Muslims set the church of 'Ātfīh on fire.]

 

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