More images and accounts have emerged of the Muslim-Christian understanding on the streets calling for a new dawn in Egypt.
This is an except from an Irish Times report:
MUSLIMS PRAYED with Christians yesterday in Tahrir Square at the heart of Cairo. A priest from Egypt’s ancient Coptic rite held high a cross, read verses from the Bible and in a deep, sonorous voice led hymn singing. The mostly Muslim throng joined in, familiar with the Arabic phrases the faiths share.
They closed by rendering softly, then belting out lustily the Egyptian national anthem, Beladi (My Country), concluding with the cry: “We are united, Christians and Muslims, we are all Egyptians! Hurriyah, hurriyah! Freedom, freedom!”
Muslims performed the noon day prayer before the Copts held a second prayer meeting. A woman in red standing next to Irish Ambassador Isolde Moylan and me translated the words of the priest.