In Egypt, Christians Caught in Cross Fire

The revolution of January 2011 feels like a dream in Minya, a region 150 miles (240 km) south of Cairo. There, two years ago, 17-year-old Ayman Labib, a Christian, was beaten to death by two Muslim classmates--who were sentenced to three years in prison. The community, which is one-third Christian, says that's hardly justice. And amid renewed sectarian violence, similar attacks have occurred.

Across Egypt, 60-plus churches have been attacked since early August, allegedly by supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi seeking revenge for Christian support of the military coup. In Assiut, an Islamist...

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