As Twitchy reported earlier today, an Islamist mob attacked Egyptian Coptic Christians at Abbasiya Cathedral, one of Cairo’s largest Coptic cathedrals.
According to @EgyPresidency, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi claims he will ensure the protection of “citizens” and the Abbasiya Cathedral.
His use of the term “Cathedral clashes” suggests culpability on both sides, even though Islamists reportedly initiated the attack.
And his pledge to bring “culprits” to justice leaves open the possibility of blaming the attacks on Coptic Christians.
A lot of Twitter users are skeptical — and rightly so.
@EgyPresidency we all know that these tweets are lies and PR cover up for the real MB hidden agenda!
— Dr. Nancy Wassef (@nancyemile) April 7, 2013
The latest tweets from @EgyPresidency seem to imply that Cathedral and Coptic citizens aren't protected as a matter of course.
— Paul Sedra (@sedgate) April 7, 2013
— T. A. (@zanesfather) April 7, 2013
@EgyPresidency فاشل فاشل فاشل فاشل فاشل فاشل فاشل فاشل
Ridiculous Ridiculous Ridiculous Ridiculous Ridiculous Ridiculous Ridiculous
— أسلام على (@aslamalii) April 7, 2013
@EgyPresidency haha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
— UserMaatka (@Zogysa) April 7, 2013
@EgyPresidency and MOI were left to decide what the "necessary measures" should be? Was tear gas in cathedral a "necessary measure"?
— Joel Gulhane – چويل (@jgulhane) April 7, 2013