[ View the story "Netizens react to Egypt anti-Shia mob violence" on Storify] Netizens react to Egypt anti-Shia mob violence Sunday's attack was the country's latest in a series of sectarian clashes.
The Stream· Tue, Jun 25 2013 12:02:03
Following the attack, Twitter users uploaded photos showing the spreading of sectarian messages:
Translation: The Shia are the allies of the Jews, and the enemies of Muslims. Their religious doctrine entails what goes against Islam.
The attack provoked widespread condemnation from the online community.
Slaughter of four Egyptian Shias is abhorrent result of sanctioned religious intolerance. Long way to go to ensure freedom of belief !Mohamed ElBaradei
I mourn for Egypt, my ancestral land, Im disgusted to read of the barbaric mob murder of the shia.Ya Allah return to Egypt Peace & securityYahya Adel Ibrahim
If you are a Copt in Egypt, daylight lynchings of Shia send another chilling message abt potential for demagogic incitement of mob violenceMichael Hanna
On Monday, the governing parties of Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) and the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), also condemned the attacks via social media:
MB & #FJP: Shiites murder reprehensible, cannot be justified by any religion, all citizens must be held accountable under the rule of lawIkhwanweb
Translation: The presidency strongly condemns the killing of four Egyptian civilians in the village of Abu Muslim in the centre of Abu Nomros in Giza
Some online blamed President Morsi for the increase in sectarian tensions:
@Ikhwanweb Morsi is fully responsible for this act of hate and murder, words of hate were spread out and approved by your presidentمرسي مِين ياض ؟؟
Just a week ago, #Morsi was sitting in a stadium listening & cheering for an extreme #Salafist cleric calling all #Shia "filths." #EgyptYusur Al-Bahrani
The Presidency has also chosen to completely ignore the sectarian nature of these killings in this statement because of its involvement in the anti-Shia rhetoric that contributed to these murders. The Presidency is a coward.Sarah Carr
The unrest came days before a
on June 30 in opposition to Morsi. Early estimates predict the highest turnout since the second anniversary of the uprising against Mubarak.
Prominent opposition figure Mohamed El-Baradei criticised President Morsi for not speaking out against the anti-Shia rhetoric, and called on his supporters to join the June 30 protests.
البرادعي لا يمكن استمرار مرسي بعد وصفه الشيعة بالأنجاسegyptianshia
Sources: #Egypt President #Morsi to address nation Wednesday to talk abt current political situation, opstn calls for protests on #June30Rawya Rageh
Morsi is making the Egyptian state a force for backwardness instead of being a force for modernity and secularization. #June30Mohamed Abdelfattah