It began when a Christian dry-cleaning business scorched a Muslim man's shirt.
First came the insults, and then Muslims and Christians were clashing in a square in this farming town rimmed by pyramids. A gasoline bomb whistled off a roof and struck Moaz Hasaballah, leaving him blistered and, days later, dead.
Now radios squawk and patrolmen camp like an army near the doors of a locked church. But deaths like that don't come in ones — not here, anyway — and there was talk that another killing wasn't far off.
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