Pope Tawadros II - File Photo
CAIRO - 30 May 2017: Following the deadly terrorist attack in Upper Egypt’s Minya, leaving behind dozens of Copts killed, including children, social media users reacted sadly to the news, sharing quotes to show unity and solidarity among Egyptians in the face of terrorism.
“If you burn churches, we will pray in mosques. If you burn mosques, we will pray in churches. Burn both? We’ll pray in the streets together because we are ‘Egyptian.’”
Quote posted by fake account attributed to Pope Tawadros II
Although it was posted by a fake Facebook account attributed to Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria, the quote attracted many hits by users. The Friday attack on a bus carrying Christians was widely condemned by world leaders, who offered their condolences and support to Egypt against extremism.