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Egyptian Islamist tries to torch coworker for pro-army ringtone

- The Washington Times - Monday, September 23, 2013

An Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood supporter reportedly tried to set his fellow employee on fire Saturday after she programmed a pro-army ringtone into her cell phone.

A 23-year-old woman who works for a pharmaceutical company in the coastal city of Alexandria reported to the police that her colleague, a salesman, had insulted her before throwing petrol at her in a bid to torch her, Al Ahram first reported.

Police seized three petrol bottles, a knife and a paper cutter inside the suspected assailant's car.

The song "May God Reward the Hands" has become widely popular in Egypt since the army toppled former President Mohammad Morsi on July 3. The song has recently triggered fights between the army's opponents and backers in several areas of Egypt, GulfNews.com reported.

Hundreds of Islamists have been detained since Mr. Morsi's overthrow for inciting violence.

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