Islamophobia, a sadly familiar term, and now has a parallel — “Christianophobia”

The bomb attack that killed 21 Christians leaving Mass in Egypt “offends God and all of humanity,” says Pope Benedict XVI, who is painfully aware of and dismayed by attacks on Christians around the globe.

President Obama condemned both the attack in Egypt and an earlier one that killed 20 in a marketplace in largely Muslim Nigeria. Obama pointed out that Muslims as well as Christians were killed over New Year’s weekend, although the terrorism in Egypt was directly aimed at people at prayer.

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