Ten-year-old child becomes global face of Cathedral bombing
Sunday’s Cathedral bombing continues to dominate headlines on Egypt in the international press, and ten year-old Maggie Momen (above) has become the face of the tragedy. The wonderful Maggie Michael puts the child at the center of the story, writing that the girl is clinging to life after the bomb attack. “Maggie’s friends and family say she was an avid volleyball player, a ballet dancer and an actress in religious films made by local TV stations. Her volleyball coach, Mohammed Abdu, said she helped her team defeat a rival at a match on Friday. ‘She told me ‘If we win, I will dance.’ She loved dancing,’ Abdu said. ‘Now she is in God’s hands.’” The story has been picked up everywhere from the San Francisco Chronicle (with all five accompanying photos) and the New York Times to the Daily Mail.
Also making the rounds of the Cairo business community yesterday: A local Illinois newspaper column by world-renowned hand surgeon Nash Naam on the Cathedral bombing, headlined “Killing Egypt’s Christians with Impunity.”