As if the state of egyptian religious tolerance wasn't already in shit, a new conflict erupted in Alexandria that's yet to be resolved: Over 3000 muslim egyptians are currently surrounding the coptic christian church of st. Gergis , over an offensive play that was presented there. What's the play all about? well... The production features a poor Christian university student who converts to Islam when a group of Muslim men promise him much-needed money. When he becomes disenchanted with his decision, the men threaten him with physical violence to prevent him from returning to his original faith. A low-circulation news-paper ( read: tabloid) broke out the story of the offensive play, which of course got widlely circulated by the MB and started this whole mess. What the newspaper and Al Jazeera report failes to mention, is that this play was presented in that church 2 years ago, before it got banned by the church for its offensive content. DVD's of the performance, however, are still avaible and reprotedly circulated amongst christians in Egypt. The newspaper got ahold of one of those DVD's and wrote the story in a way that gives the impression that the play was still performed to this day, which it isn't. What the Al Jazeera report also failed to mention, was that while 3000 muslims are there demnonstrating, it wasn't what they were doing earlier. Reportedly muslims praying in a nearby mosque came out after the Afternoon prayer and broke into the church and beat up the priests and people in attendance, and had their colleagues surround the church to prevent them from escaping or getting out. They then proceeded to terrorize all the christians in the neighbourhood and the passerbys to the degree that every christian who owns a store closed it and fled the neighbourhood. The nearby mosque, under the urging of the local MB MP Mohamed El Badrasheeny, continued to fan the flames by urging the muslims to attack the christians using the mosque's speakers. It is important to note that Mohamed El Badrasheeny almost lost in the last elections against a christian candidate in that specific circut, so it's in his best interest to turn up the anti-christian sentiment to the extreme amongst the area's muslims to guarntee winning his re-election in the upcoming parliamentary elections. Nice, no? I love this country.