Violence on the Mountain
Following several incidents including the burning of churches and the murder of a priest, the violence has spread to Mokattam.
The details are not completely clear at this point. There are a lot of conflicting reports but the video and photo images coming from the Zabaleen paint a very clear picture. People are dying.
As of last night, 7 people were dead and over 40 injured in an attack using live ammunition. Some reports are blaming the army while others are simply blaming Muslims.
Heba and Mohammed (our amazing translators) have both spoken to Mourad. He insists that he and his family are safe but scared. We will continue to reach out to them to learn the latest on the situation but in the meantime, we are all sending our thoughts to everyone involved.