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32. Media focus on tensions between Muslims and Christians but Father Yu’annis of Qufādah explains that in his village Christians and Muslims get along well together

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32. Media focus on tensions between Muslims and Christians but Father Yu’annis of Qufādah explains that in his village Christians and Muslims get along well together
Date of source: 
May 20, 2013
Author: 
Cornelis Hulsman
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Repeatedly we hear of reports that Muslims are attacking Christians. One such recent report is a clash in Alexandria in which one Christian died from a heart attack.  “A fight started between two young men, one Copt and the other Muslim, when the Copt allegedly sexually harassed the latter's sister. It is not clear from this report what this harassment entailed.  The parties involved in the fight reportedly used Molotov cocktails and machine guns” (Full story here). 

21. Coptic student denied entering school for not wearing hijāb

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21. Coptic student denied entering school for not wearing hijāb
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8
Date of source: 
October 2, 2011
Author: 
Nādir Shukrī
Reviewer: 
Diana Maher Ghali
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In Banī Mazār village, al-Minya governorate, al-Shaykh Fadl Secondary School refused to let a Coptic girl, first secondary grade, in for the eighth day running for refusing to wear a hijāb.

When the girl's father went to school to object the measure, the school administration filed a libel report against him.

The school had imposed hijāb on all Coptic girls. All schoolgirls wore hijāb in order to be allowed in except this girl.

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4. Sunday Press Review: Investigation Continues in Samallūt Train Shooting

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Article title: 
Investigation Continues in Samallūt Train Shooting
Date of source: 
January 16, 2011
Author: 
Hānī Hamdī
Reviewer: 
Hānī H&#803amdī
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Egyptian newspapers dedicated much of their Sunday coverage to ‘Āmir ‘Āshūr, the man accused of killing one Christian and injuring five others on a train in southern Egypt last Tuesday...

 

21. Off-duty Police Officer Shoots Six Christians, Kills One in Minya Governorate

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Off-duty Police Officer Shoots Six Christians, Kills One in Minya Governorate
Date of source: 
January 12, 2011
Author: 
Hānī Hamdī
Reviewer: 
Hānī H&#803amdī
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Several newspapers report that an off-duty Egyptian police officer boarded a train on Tuesday in Samallūt, a city in the Minya Governorate in southern Egypt, before shotting six people, who were discovered to be Christians.
 
Al-Misrī al-Yawm reports that 71 year-old Fathī Mus’ad Ghattas was killed in the shooting. Several papers identified the alleged killer as ‘Āmir ‘Āshūr, a policeman at the Banī Mazār Police Detective Unit.
 
An immediate motive is not immediately apparent, but Al-Hayāh’s report quoted informed sources as saying it was probably a vendetta crime. Police arrested the man several hundred meters from the station as he attempted to flee the scene. The papers report that he is now being questioned.
 
Al-Misrī al-Yawm cited security sources as denying that there were "terrorist" motives behind the attack. Opposition al-Wafd said that the injured had identified the shooter, indicating that the victims may have already known the man.
 
[The reports appeared in Al-Misrī al-Yawm, p.1, Al-Wafd p.1, Al-Hayāh, p.6 and Al-Ahrām, p.1.]

25. Pope Shenouda opens the diocese of Bani Mazar

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25. Pope Shenouda opens the diocese of Banī Mazār
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p. 18
Date of source: 
21-05-2008
Author: 
Michael ‘Adil, ‘Ula al-Hayni
Reviewer: 
Tamir Shukri
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The article reports on the opening of the building of the Banī Mazār Diocese.

1. Editorial

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Article title: 
1. Editorial
Date of source: 
24-09-2008
Author: 
Drs. Cornelis Hulsman
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Interpretations of freedom vary enormously around the world. In this editorial Drs. Hulsman comments on discussions about the Egyptian view of freedom and states that some people believe that religious identity has become more important than national identity in Egypt.

77. Bishop Bishuy judges the Bani Mazar church for “moral charges” and news about a forthcoming trial for “the bishop of Samalut”

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77. Bishop Bīshūy judges the Banī Mazār church for “moral charges” and news about a forthcoming trial for “the bishop of Samālūt”
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p. 5
Date of source: 
15-04-2008
Author: 
‘Amr Bayyumi
Reviewer: 
Tamir Shukri
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The article reports on the church trial of an Orthodox priest on charges of financial and moral indiscretions.

42. Writings of Father Anthony between confiscation and permission

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42. Writings of Father Anthony between confiscation and permission
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p. 12
Date of source: 
12-07-2007
Author: 
Mina Butrus
Reviewer: 
Ihab Shukri
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Mīnā Butrus discusses the motivation behind Pope Shenouda’s recent decision to confiscate a book entitled, ‘al-Urthodhiksīyyah al-Sharqīyyah, Ṭarīq al-Ḥayāt’ [Oriental Orthodoxy, the Way of Life], authored by Father Anthony Conaris, despite the book having been translated under the supervision of Bishop Athanasius, former secretary of the pope.

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