Thursday, November 25, 2010

The Bone of Contention


I'd seen this building coming up next to the highway and admired its lines, but I had no idea what it was. Then the riot police took up residence on the edge of the highway and the pieces fell into place. This church was ordered to stop building because of an incorrect permit, (Since when do people actually pay attention to building permits in Egypt?) and the congregation were seriously ticked off. Since it is a common practice in the countryside to build a small mosque and then attach a house to it to get past the rule against residential buildings, there's some room for discussion here, to say the least. Yesterday afternoon, the guys on the highway looked more bored than anything else, but there was some serious rumbling in other areas.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Build a mosque anywhere. But for a church you need a presidential Decree. Truly unjust!!

Happy thanksgiving to all!

an Egyptian Coptic Okie,