This most recent episode of violence is the most serious intimidation suffered by Christians in al-Qusiya at the hands of the Zaawila clan. So far, at least twenty complaints lodged by Christians have been met with apparent indifference on the part of local police. The members of the Fahmy family – Coptic Christians – appealed directly to Muhammad Ibrahim, who is currently serving as head of the Ministry of Interior. The fears on the part of Christians were piqued when clan leader Ahmed Zaawila phoned one of them directly from prison and demanded that they desist in lodging complaints. He reportedly told them, nonetheless, that any complaints to the police would fall on deaf ears.