This is the type of story that doesn't get much press. This was the response in Egypt to the a terrorist bombing that killed 21 Christians. Egypt's Muslims attend Coptic Christmas mass, serving as "human shields" - Ahram Online Egyptâs majority Muslim population stuck to its word Thursday night. What had been a promise of solidarity to the weary Coptic community, was honoured, when thousands of Muslims showed up at Coptic Christmas eve mass services in churches around the country and at candle light vigils held outside. From the well-known to the unknown, Muslims had offered their bodies as âhuman shieldsâ for last nightâs mass, making a pledge to collectively fight the threat of Islamic militants and towards an Egypt free from sectarian strife. âWe either live together, or we die together,â was the sloganeering genius of Mohamed El-Sawy, a Muslim arts tycoon whose cultural centre distributed flyers at churches in Cairo Thursday night, and who has been credited with first floating the âhuman shieldâ idea. Among those shields were movie stars Adel Imam and Yousra, popular Muslim televangelist and preacher Amr Khaled, the two sons of President Hosni Mubarak, and thousands of citizens who have said they consider the attack one on Egypt as a whole.