Mina Danial at a sit-in in Cairo's Tahrir Square (Photo: Eduardo Castaldo)
Tarek El-Tayeb, 25, had always hated Christians. He was known among his friends as Tarek “El-Salafi” as he followed the ultraorthodox school of Islam.
"I joined the Salafist school of Islam when I was 13 years old," remembers El-Tayeb. "According to my ideology, Christians were heretics and being a friend with any of them was a grave sin."
All of this changed when he met Coptic Christian activist Mina Danial.