Drs. Cornelis Hulsman comments on three interesting articles in this edition of AWR by Hānī Labīb about Muslim-Christian relations and points to two interviews with Pope Shenouda in this issue that again raise the question of who will succeed the current patriarch.
In his interview with Sanā’ al-Sa‘īd, Pope Shenouda does not expect a quick solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict without first achieving Arabic harmony. He also discussed issues related to U.S. aid, foreign interference, the Iranian case, illegal emigration, and other Egypt-related issues.
Ownership of a piece of land in the Upper Egyptian village of Isnā ignites sectarian strife between Muslims and Christians of the village. Both groups seem to have equally official documents proving ownership of the land.
32. The Coptic community calls on the Ministry of Interior to follow up on the mysterious death of a Coptic Egyptian family in New Jersey.
An Egyptian family of four was found dead in their New Jersey home. The police found Husām Armāniyous, his wife, Amal Jirās, and their two daughters tied up and slaughtered, after Amal’s brother reported them missing. He had not been able to reach the family for two days.