CAIRO: A Coptic lawyer from Salam Village in Asyut will donate a piece of his land so that a mosque may be built, despite there being no churches in the village.
Nader Ramez el-Assal said he decided to donate his land for the mosque because he wants to fulfill the concept of citizenship and eliminate sectarian strife. Assal said everyone in the village is treated the same way, and there is no discrimination based on religion.
Assal said the village has no church and only one mosque.
Salam village is the birthplace of former Pope “Shenouda III,” who advised Copts to fraternize with Muslims all over Egypt.
Originally published in Youm7.