In Cairo, demonstrators climbed the walls of the United States Embassy, replacing the American flag with their own banner to protest a film they viewed as offensive to Islam. Many Muslims consider any depiction of Prophet Mohammed to be offensive. Rafik Farouk, 38, an Egyptian Christian, also took part. “I am here because I am Egyptian and reject anything that insults Islam or anything that sparks division in Egypt,” he said. Photography by; Mohammed Abu Zaid
Egyptian Muslims and Christians raise a copy of the Quran and a Cross in Shubra district, Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Jan.1, 2011 to protest against the terrorist attack on a Coptic Christian church in the northern Egyptian city of Alexandria. A powerful bomb, possibly from a suicide attacker, exploded in front of a Coptic Christian church as a crowd of worshippers emerged from a New Year’s Mass early Saturday, killing at least 21 people and wounding nearly 80 in an attack that raised suspicions of an al-Qaida role. (AP Photo/Ahmed Ali)
This just demonstrates to me that the majority of people were voting against the military, not for a theocratic agenda. I just hope they can keep the pressure up.