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Egyptian Islamist Tries To Burn Co-Worker Over Anti-Morsi Ringtone

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An Egyptian Islamist tried to set his fellow employee on fire after she programmed a pro-army ringtone in her mobile phone.

The suspect, a supporter of ousted president Mohammad Morsi, allegedly threw petrol at a 23-year-old woman because her phone played the song “May God Reward the Hands.” The tune was become increasingly popular in Egypt since Morsi was deposed on July 3.

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The two work at a pharmaceutical company in the coastal city of Alexandria.

The woman’s claim that her colleague, a salesman, insulted her before throwing petrol at her was backed up by two witnesses. Police also seized three petrol bottles, a knife and a paper cutter inside the suspected assailant’s car.

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Fights between the army’s opponents and backers in several areas of Egypt have also been triggered by “May God Reward the Hands.”

The Muslim Brotherhood has vowed non-stop protests until Morsi is reinstated, News.com reported.

Sources: News.com, Gulf News