Monday, January 3, 2011
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the New Year's Eve bomb attack that killed 21 people and wounded 70 others at the al-Qiddissin Coptic Church in Alexandria, Egypt. He said he was appalled by the violence and expressed his support for efforts by the Egyptian authorities to bring those responsible to justice. He also issued a statement conveying "his sincere condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of the Arab Republic of Egypt."
I have taught in Egypt and will be making another visit to Cairo later this month. Since the bombing, many of my "Facebook Friends" from Egypt (lawyers and law students) have changed their photos to the logo that you see at the right. It is part of a unity campaign for Egypt called "One Home . . . One Pain."