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. JusticeToAll

    It is an old story; Muslims murdering peoples from other religions and pitting the blame others.

    January 1, 2011 at 1:03 am | Report abuse |
  2. letfare

    i think world will be better without usa

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

      I was thinking the same about your mother.

      January 1, 2011 at 1:15 am | Report abuse |
  3. InfidelHere

    More proof that "true" muslims only want to have peace on their terms...no one elses. WAKE UP PEOPLE

    January 1, 2011 at 1:33 am | Report abuse |
  4. ray34

    i thing what happen in Egeypt that islam mad at usa thay take it of midlest christain that is what happen and moslem thay happy to what happen to christan today more than 100 were killd in Egeypt and many more in iraq that is islam usa wek up look in see islam is terrorist even obama he is egree to whats happning to christan in midlest becuse he is a moslem from the time he become president moslem start killing a christans everywhere that obama planet that that way he never talk a bout it wek up usa ...........never stop

    January 1, 2011 at 1:34 am | Report abuse |
  5. InfidelHere

    The name Mohammad is pretty much like Hitler or Stalin. WAKE UP PEOPLE

    January 1, 2011 at 1:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Morrisminor

      Even worse,only a few crackpots follow Hitler and Stalin while billions grovel at Mohamud's feet 5 times a day 1500 years after he croaked

      January 1, 2011 at 1:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Pharaoh of California

      Muslims don't worship Muhammad. Pathetically ignorant!

      January 1, 2011 at 2:45 am | Report abuse |
    • Pharaoh of California

      Muslims worship the single God who created you, me, Muhammad and everything (if you're not an atheist, you will know what I mean).
      Muhammad is only a human being revealed to, just like all prophets before him (from Adam to Jesus).

      January 1, 2011 at 2:47 am | Report abuse |
  6. Morrisminor

    Sounds like the Religion of Peace is back in action spreading that love

    January 1, 2011 at 1:35 am | Report abuse |
  7. indynsc

    The Koran was plagiarized and highly edited from the Bible and basically emphasizes all manner of violence to promote Islam. Above all else it teaches the end justifies the means. This is probably why Obama has such an affinity for Islam and doesn't understand true Christianity, which puts free will to believe or not to believe ahead of al else.

    January 1, 2011 at 1:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Pharaoh of California

      Actually, the free will to believe or not to believe is a unequivocally explicit verse in Quran:

      فَمَن شَاء فَلْيُؤْمِن وَمَن شَاء فَلْيَكْفُرْ

      Would you please bring me the verse saying "the end justifies the means"? You will find it only in your sick mind.

      January 1, 2011 at 2:56 am | Report abuse |
  8. dontsleep

    Not the Muslims but Islam itself is the problem. It is an evil religion and the Koran is an evil book. Bring it to justice! And stand up America and fight for the Christians in Egypt and ISLAM IS OF THE DEVIL!

    January 1, 2011 at 2:04 am | Report abuse |
  9. jenna

    This is the teachings of ISLAM.. Kill everyone that is non muslim. We shouldn't allow any mosques to be built in this country!!

    January 1, 2011 at 2:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Pharaoh of California

      Please bring me the Quran verse saying "Unconditionally kill all non-Muslims", because I memorize all of the Quran and never saw any trace of that verse.
      You are just repeating others' words like a parrot without verifying them. The current bombings and the like (though claimed to be made in the name of Islam) are in direct contrast with Islam.
      PLEASE ALL, stop repeating words without verifying them. This is the root of all evil.

      January 1, 2011 at 3:02 am | Report abuse |
    • sara

      I agree with you. also Christian are considered dirth and have no rights in Islamic countries. In any Islamic country discrimination exist by law. In Saudi Arabia no other religion practiced BUT ISLAM, this is just one example. HAHAHA west- wake up. Nevertheless, Europe will be Islamic continent before dirt islam gets to America (to slaughter non-muslim to convert to fake religion of fake allah).

      January 1, 2011 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
  10. concerned

    i am muslim married to a christian and living in texas, all i have to say is yes there are muslim fanatics just like there is christian and jewish fanatics, we all have to agree that this is just how it is. There is a lot of messed up people out their but we should not all hate the religion we don't practice. It is ridiculous just to hate some one because they are muslim or jewish, come on really?

    January 1, 2011 at 2:08 am | Report abuse |
  11. Pharaoh of California

    I am really sick of the amount of lies here.
    If you know about Islam (by just reading an original Arabic copy of Quran), all these lies will be cleared.
    I pray every Friday and never heard the preacher telling us to kill any Christians.
    There is NO single verse in Quran that orders killing non-Muslims just because they are non-Muslims (only when they are fighting you, as every rational person would do). I memorize all of the Quran.
    There is NO special tax imposed on any non-Muslims in Egypt, as someone said here.
    The hatred you are talking about is what is making you involuntarily lie to yourself and others.

    All these lies are spread by your priests to keep themselves employed. Even the atheists here have a Judeo-Christian heritage in these medieval-times lies, and still believe them.

    JUST READ THE QURAN. So simple.

    January 1, 2011 at 2:18 am | Report abuse |
  12. Pharaoh of California

    Many Christian Egyptians commenting here are lying and exaggerating. There are major problems they are facing in Egypt. But the Muslims are facing much larger problems. The regime in Egypt is not religious. It is a dictatorship fostering ignorance and bigotry to keep themselves in power. The Muslims are persecuted in Egypt too.
    This regime is supported by all Western countries including the US.
    The Egyptian Coptic Church is also a main supporter of this regime, instead of allying with other Muslims in the opposition to establish a democratic nondiscriminatory system. This is the price they are paying for supporting bigoted regimes.
    Let's unite and establish a free country where everyone will have equal rights.

    January 1, 2011 at 2:29 am | Report abuse |
  13. lessiefant

    Consider dropping collision and/or comprehensive coverages on older cars. Search online for "Clearance Auto Insurance" If your car is worth less than 10 times the premium, purchasing the coverage may not be cost effective.

    January 1, 2011 at 3:39 am | Report abuse |
  14. jess

    First of all about 60 christians died. I'm from egypt n I heard.
    Second of all the car was parked infront of the church not the masque. It just happened to hit 7 muslims...by ACCIDENT!!! Don't even say it doesn't have to do with religion cuz it does. Not only did this happen. But its been happening for quite a while now. And isn't it a surprise that its always a muslim attacking christians on the holidays. We'll just see on our christmas what those muslims will do. But once again. It just makes us stronger.

    January 1, 2011 at 6:43 am | Report abuse |
  15. phil

    @termlimits...Yeah, they claim to be Mulim, saying they do these terrible deeds based on the Koran and in the name of Allah. (kinda reminds me of another religion doing the same thing, only with a different book and different methods)

    January 1, 2011 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
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