March 6, 2005

Coptic Murder Update: It Wasn't Sectarian, Cops Think

It appears that the horrific murders of the Coptic Christian Armanious family in Jersey City, New Jersey, were the work of small-time criminals, two of whom were arrested last week for the murders, and not the work of Muslim extremists.

If so, it's a relief, although that doesn't make the murders less horrific.

It doesn't solve the long-standing issues between Copts and Muslims, but this crime may not be the harbinger of personal, sectarian murders (as opposed to terrorist attacks) in the U.S. Keep your fingers crossed, and let's hope the cops got the right guys.

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