Via Claire Berlinski, a heartening development in Egypt:

... a widespread call by Muslim intellectuals and activists upon Egyptian Muslims at large to flock to Coptic churches across the country to attend Coptic Christmas Eve mass, to show solidarity with the nation's Coptic minority, but also to serve as "human shields" against possible attacks by Islamist militants.

Her conclusion:

It is impossible for anyone who is closely watching what's going on in Egypt right now to conclude that there are no significant forces for tolerance and civilization at work in the contemporary Muslim world.

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