31. A Momentous Mass

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The attack at the Church of the Two Saints, Saint Mark and Pope Peter was a terrible crime, but the author says that things could have been worse if the subsequent Christmas mass had been ruined.

On the contrary, Muslims and Christians managed to stand together as one people after the attack, according to the author. He says that security did a great job surrounding churches on Coptic Christmas, but that this is not enough. Nktumah says that national salvation lies in a reconciliatory religious discourse and in a more accomodating attitude.

Terrorism has changed the dynamics of political security in Egypt. And it pushes Christians and Muslims to join together in order to defeat it. The big unknown is whether those responsible for the attack have constructed secret facilities to commit their crimes, the author says.

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