Reports: Car bomb outside Egyptian church kills at least 21
December 31st, 2010
09:50 PM ET

Reports: Car bomb outside Egyptian church kills at least 21

[Update 7:16 a.m.] The death toll in a car bombing outside a church in Alexandria, Egypt has risen to at least 21, officials say.

[Original post] A car bomb outside a church in Alexandria, Egypt, killed at least seven people and wounded at least 24 others early Saturday, Egyptian state media reported, citing unnamed security officials.

The car bomb exploded at 12:20 a.m. in front of the Church of Two Saints, where Coptic Christians were attending
services, Egypt's Nile TV reported.

A nearby mosque was damaged and eight Muslims were among the injured, according to Egypt's MENA news service.

Egyptian officials are blaming foreign elements for the attack, MENA reported.

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  1. A Coptic Moslem (aka Egyptian)

    @Reality: i don't think u really beleive that terrorists have any relation to the islam as a religion.. they just try to reach some political interest in the name of god and in the name of the islam.. btw the word islam originates from Salam which means Peace !! and i don't think that any religion would say go kill each other !!

    December 31, 2010 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Reality

      Actually, it comes from the arabic word for submission, but nice try.

      December 31, 2010 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • A Coptic Moslem (aka Egyptian)

      i'm not trying anything here.. 🙂 u r right.. but do u know that a moslem should submit to god ? and that's the same god who forbid killing innocent people btw !! so why are u TRYING to create a link between terrorsits and Islam !!??

      December 31, 2010 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Reality

      So why did you lie then?

      December 31, 2010 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • A Coptic Moslem (aka Egyptian)

      i'm not lying.. and please answer my question if u could..

      December 31, 2010 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • DeAguaDulce

      @Reality: Actually, you are both right. The word Islam and Salaam are both derived from the verb "aslama," which means to submit. The idea was that tthere could be no peace with Mohammad unless you submitted to him. That is how they understand peace and why we should be very wary of them.

      December 31, 2010 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mina

      did you just analyzed a religion by the spelling?

      December 31, 2010 at 11:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • DeAguaDulce

      Mina: IF your are a native speaker of Arabic, you know that the words in question are all derived form the s-l-m root, meaning to sumit. It is a well known fact. Please stop pretending that others are "analyzing religion" based merely on the spelling of the word. You certainly are pro-Islam for a Christian...Hey if you are really a Coptic Christian, please explain what monophysitim is for me. A good Copt would have no trouble explaining it.

      December 31, 2010 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • A Coptic Moslem (aka Egyptian)

      @DeAguaDulce: first of all thanx for the arabic lesson.. finally someone brought it.. but i dont think that being a christian u r allowed to eradicate any people just because they are moslems.. !!! That#s what u hate about moslems.. u think they are just trying to eradicate others.. i really don#t understand u guys.. what peace r talking about here ?!

      January 1, 2011 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
  2. FFFFFUUUUUUKKKKK

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    December 31, 2010 at 11:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • hassan

      a coptic moslem,,, the peace that christians talk about, we muslims know nothing about simply because we dont believe in peace

      January 1, 2011 at 12:36 am | Report abuse |
  3. Sara

    Very sad for all Egyptians–Muslims and Christians. My condolences to the families of all of those harmed. Love to believe it was outside elements, but I doubt it. Sadly, this will get more press than Mubarak's party stealing the election last month. 100% success... what an amazing democracy. (Sarcastic.) Mubarak doesn't care the religion of those he oppresses. As long as the US supports the dictator, I mean President... democracy is a sham. We used to support Saddam too. Just wait until Mubarak dies. All hell will break loose.

    December 31, 2010 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |
  4. mohammed

    our religion (quaron) tells us to kill the enemy or whos against muslims shame on us!!!!!

    December 31, 2010 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • A Coptic Moslem (aka Egyptian)

      and who was killed exactly by this bombing.. there were moslems too !! are they our enemies too ?! did the christians harm u in anyway ?

      December 31, 2010 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • DeAguaDulce

      If Muslims die in a bombing like this, they don't care. They convince themselves that they'll go to heaven because they were Muslim, so it's ok that they died. These people need to be eradicated.

      December 31, 2010 at 11:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jack

      Racists!!

      January 1, 2011 at 12:08 am | Report abuse |
    • David

      @Jack. What race are you referring to? The discussion is religion, nit wit.

      January 1, 2011 at 1:09 am | Report abuse |
    • sara

      EX-MUSLIM- READ THE QURAN, BIO OF PROPHET MUHAMMAD, AND HADITH AND LEFT THE RELIGION OF PEACE.

      January 1, 2011 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jesus Follower

    wow, americans should awaken! the muslims are tricking you into making themselves look good but one day theyll take over this country. prayers go out to the families of the dead in this bombing blessed are they entering the kingdom of heaven.

    December 31, 2010 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tarek Mohamed

      People like you know NOTHING about EGYPT, you are an INSTIGATOR, loving what happened! In EGYPT we are ONE PEOPLE, Muslim or Christian..so shut your mouth! you know nothing about our country! what happened in Egypt effects every Egyptian...Plus 8 of the 15 who died were Muslim if you would like to know....the people who died were ALL EGYPTIANS doesn't matter their religion...

      December 31, 2010 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jesus Follower

      all my family is egyptian i lived in alexandria for ten years. you obviously dont know ANYTHING about your islam religion mr peace maker. dont make me bring up the seven children that died last year in nag hammadi in our christmas service, it was muslims that shot them and took their organs. you muslims have NO hearts and the muslims got INJURED not killed because they tried to fight the christians. so i feel sorry for you because deep inside you feel shame of your islamic religion and go look at any place that involves muslims it turns into war, bombs and killings, (pakistan, afganistan, iran, iraq, etc)

      December 31, 2010 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Shawn

    Can't wait for the world to ween itself off oil so we can build a wall around the Middle East and let the animals slaughter eachother.

    December 31, 2010 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fred

      Amen.

      January 1, 2011 at 12:37 am | Report abuse |
    • sara

      SHAWN, I ABSOLUTELY AGREE WITH YOU. BUT, IN ORDER TO UNDERSTAND WITH WHAT KIND OF ANIMALS (I APOLOGIES ANIMALS THAT INSULTING THEM) WE ARE DEALING, ONE NEEDS TO READ QURA, BIO OF PROPHET MUHAMMAD, AND HADITH TO FIND OUT THAT ALLAH IS MADE BY FALSE PROPHET MUHAMMAD. AND ISLAM IS NOTHING BUT WORLD DOMINATION AND DECEVING NON-MUSLIMS TO FAKE RELIGION AND SLAUGHTERING NON-MUSLIMS WHO DO NOT CONVERT TO FAKE RELIGION OF FAKE GOD, ALLAH.

      January 1, 2011 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  7. George

    This is the truth of Islam, Killing people. To omar Eltalawy try to read the Quran to see , If you kill people you will go to heaven and have 80 females !!!!!

    December 31, 2010 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mina

      WOW, some people are really idiots, where did you get your Quran?

      December 31, 2010 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jesus Follower

      @George, your right. Tell these people what really goes on in their religion!

      December 31, 2010 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mina

      you should go to a church and ask about that, you will be shocked that it's not true, I'm a studying to be a priest, that's why i know info about Islam, and you the some people here are killing me from their ignorance. I quit, this is my last comment.

      December 31, 2010 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jesus Follower

      mina your a bin laden preist. not a christian preist. good bye "abouna"

      December 31, 2010 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
  8. mohammed

    christians never harm anyone because they believe in peace on earth, unfortunetly muslims believe killing solves

    December 31, 2010 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jesus Follower

      yes mohammed, thank you for being honest about your religion, you are obviously a strong muslim because you have courage to tell us the truth about islam. its known the the quran is the bible of the devil.

      December 31, 2010 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Tarek Mohamed

    i'm EGYPTIAN! and what happened effects ALL EGYPTIANS! in Egypt MUSLIM or CHRISTIAN we are ONE PEOPLE! no religion says to ever ever do something like this! I'm Muslim & it never matters to me or my christian friends who's religion is what...this is rediculous!!! Yes we have extremists committing atrocities in the name of Islam but that is NOT ISLAM!

    EGYPTIANS UNITE! MUSLIM OR CHRISTIAN WE ARE ONE PEOPLE & SOMEONE IS TRYING TO DIVIDE US!!!!! WAKE UP!

    December 31, 2010 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anon

      Muslims, who decided to come into Egypt and destroy Christianity in the 600s is dividing Egypt. They need to STOP killing coptics and MAYBE they can live peacefully together for once! Hear of Nag Hammadi?? Islam is not a religion, not to these extremists, it's an excuse to kill Christians.. Disgusting

      December 31, 2010 at 11:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • sara

      then, you do not know anything about Isam. you are one of those kind of muslims that living your daily life and has not hing to do with religion. I had also christian friends but did not know anything about islam and never had problem because i was ignorant about my fake religion. read the quran, or bio of prophet muhammad and also hadith. my dear frien I am a middle eastern and after i read those above mentined books- i left the fake religion and its allah.

      January 1, 2011 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Eddy

    I blame israel for this for years they havebeen trying to cause strife betweeb muslims and christians in egypt for their interest divide ad conquer that one of their national objectives to weaken egypt.. we dont have to go far to remember Lavon affair do we. its clear as anything israel did it to cause strife, i hope egyptian christians figure this out.

    December 31, 2010 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • sara

      Tthen, what abut bombing churches in Iraq, Pakistan and breaking windows and setting churches on fire in Iran and other parts of world. MY DEAR YOU NEED TO READ THE qura, bio OF prophet muhammad AND hadith. THEN, YOU WILL GET WHOLE STORY ABOUT ISLAM AND its FAKE god allah.

      January 1, 2011 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Eddy

    ISRAEL did it guys because last week Egypt uncovered a huge mosad spy ring its israel pay back clear as anything lets remember LAVOn AFFAIR anyone....

    December 31, 2010 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Anon

    Mina, my boyfriend is in Egypt right now, he is coptic, and nothing reported here is what's being reported here. I NEVER see the correct story here.

    December 31, 2010 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anon

      I mean nothing that is reported here is what they are reporting THERE. Show me an American website that tells the whole truth?

      December 31, 2010 at 11:49 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Eddy

    its pretty obvious WHO DID THIS AND WHO HAS BEEN TRYING TO CAUSE DIVISION BETWEEN MUSLIMS AND CHRISTIANS IN EGYPT FOR THE LAST 3 DECADES..... SRAEL.... you guessed it did some one say LAVON AFFAIR ANYONE ONLY THEY HAVE AN INTEREST IN DESTABILIZING EGYPT HOPE EGYPTIAN CHRISTIANS KNOW THIS I AM SURE THEY WILL WE EGYPTIANS AINT THAT DUMB happening ONLY AFTER EGYPTIAN INTELLIGENDCE FOUND A MOSSAD SPY RING LAST WEEK IN EGYPT ITS CLEAR AS DAY PEOPLE.

    December 31, 2010 at 11:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • mohammed

      Eddy does everything that happens have to be blamed on israel!!!

      January 1, 2011 at 12:16 am | Report abuse |
    • mohammed

      Eddy, if you fail a test ull blame israel, if u cough you blame it on israel, if the food is not cooked enough u blame it on israel, if your fat its israels fault. WAKE UP!!!! every friday prayer in the microphone they encourge muslims to kill christians!!!

      January 1, 2011 at 12:22 am | Report abuse |
  14. Tarek Mohamed

    Egyptians are ONE PEOPLE! Muslim or Christian doesn't matter, there are outside hands trying to divide us, When something like this happens, it effects ALL EGYPT! The people who died are all innocent.. 8 out of the 15 were Muslims by the way! Egyptian Muslims & Christians are ONE..all EGYPTIANS...NO ONE WILL DIVIDE US! & the weak minds that fall into this trap are idiots...

    December 31, 2010 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Dennis

    Al-Qaeda or possibly the work of some Iranian elements.

    December 31, 2010 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
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