Police claim he carried out the violent attack because of mental health issues. However, local believers dispute such an explanation, calling it a thinly veiled attempt to hide the Islamic extremism prevalent across Egypt.
“The media uses words which don’t reveal the truth,” one local believer told ICC.
These are not a “few extremists,” but thousands. Asia Bibi was convicted of “blasphemy” after she went to get water for her and her fellow farm workers. Two Muslim women refused to drink from a container used by a Christian and a few days later she was accused of “blasphemy.” She was convicted and given the death penalty.