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The Coptic journalist and thinker, Ashraf Helmi, condemned the intrusion of `Ali Morsi, the chief of the Alexandria district Muharram Bek, into the Virgin Mary Church and the hospital annexed to it under the pretext of stopping restoration works, despite the permit issued by the governor of...
“Hunger has no religion” is the motto of those who offer the charity table, or mā`idat al-rahmān, in Egypt, for iftār during the fasting month of Ramadan for the poor and needy among Muslims who are unable to provide for themselves and for their families. The Egyptian society is familiar with...
Egyptian intellectuals and thinkers criticized the anti-hate draft law submitted by Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyeb, Shaykh of Al-Azhar, to the Presidency, after it has been endorsed by the scholars of Egypt's oldest religious institution.
Shaykh Mazhar Shahīn, member of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, said on the website of Sawt al-Ūmmah (the Voice of the Nation) commenting on the Ministry of Interior's disclosure of a terrorist plot against one of the churches of Alexandria, “I commend police officers for detecting such...
The Giza Emergency Supreme State Security Court resumes on Sunday (February 5) hearing witnesses in the Imbābah sectarian incidents in which 48 persons are facing charges of illegal assembly, premeditated murder, attempted murder, sparking and inciting sectarian fitnah and setting fire to the...
Attorney General Nabīl Sādiq filed a lawsuit against Yāsir Burhāmī on charges of inciting the explosion of Al-Botroseya Church by preaching rigid fatwas. 
The crisis of restoring and repairing churches in Egypt has opened widely the door to sectarian strife, prompting the Egyptian government, after the June 30 Revolution in 2013, to endorse Article 235 of the Constitution of 2014, which states that the Parliament is to issue a law for the...
The Egyptian Family House will hold a forum entitled “For the Love of Egypt” at the Cairo International Book Fair on Tuesday that will be attended by Dr. Mahmūd Hamdī Zaqzūk, former Minister of Endowments and Secretary General of the Egyptian Family House (EFH), H.G. Bishop Jeremiah, General...
Pope Tawadrōs II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark, issued the first papal decree for 2017 concerning the formation of the Committee for Regulating the Coptic Orthodox churches building issues, including their annexed service centers, under the chairmanship of Bishop Hilariōn (Ilarion...
Dr. Nājih Ibrāhīm, a member of the al-Jamā'ah al-Islāmīyah's shūrá (consultative) council, in an opinion article in Rose al-Yūsuf newspaper, said Michael Meunir (Nabīl), who was recently released from jail, was neither wise nor reasonable during his interview with TV talk show host Dīnā Rāmiz on...
The Maspero Youth Union (MYU) announced a stand of protest on the outside the Syndicate of Journalists headquarters under the rubric No For Devastation Of the State Of Law to condemn excesses against the local residents in al-‘Āmirīyah, western Alexandria, and calls to expel 45 Christian families...
Counselor Tharwat Hammād, the examining judge investigating the October 9 Maspero clashes, ordered the release of Ibrāhīm al-Sayyād, the chief of the news sector in the Egyptian TV, on bail of LE10,000 and ‘Abd al-‘Azīz al-Hilw, a chief editor in the same sector, on bail of LE5,000.     He also...
The attack on the Christians was led by a number of Salafists who used mosques to incite these attacks but the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) has detained them for a period of more than 12 hours inside the Northern Military Zone without bringing them to trial.   Lawyer Joseph Malāk...
Copts resumed demonstrating outside a police station in Naja' Hammādī, the Upper Egyptian governorate of Qena, for the fifth day running as Bishop Kyrillos called for hastily arresting the culprits in the murder of two Copts in Bahjūrah village after they refused to pay an itāwah (protection money...
Sectarian fitnah ignited anew on Monday (January 30) in the village of Sharbāt, al-Nahdah district, western Alexandria, where young men attacked several houses and stores owned by Christians, started fire and pelted stones, leaving three stores ablaze   The second conciliatory session, held on...
Muftī of the Republic Shaykh 'Alī Jum'ah said Egypt is an Islamic nation that respects the rights of Copts as partners in the nation, noting the Iftā' House pursues a moderate approach. [Muhammad Hijāb, Khālid Ahmad al-Mat'anī and Sāmī al-Qamhāwī, al-Ahrām, Feb. 1, p. 3]
It is not surprising that the terror attacks on Christian families in the town of Al-`Arīsh raise so much anger among the people and evoke all this sympathy and solidarity with the victims of sectarian violence. The situation is serious, as terrorism does not attempt to intimidate Christian...
Counselor Tharwat Hammād, the examining judge mandated by the justice minister to investigate acts of violence and clashes outside Egypt's state TV & radio building in the area of Maspero on October 9, 2011, which left dozens killed or wounded, ordered the release of Egyptian TV anchorwoman...
The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) has denounced the participation of al-Nūr Party in the Third National Youth Conference held in Aswān under the auspices of President `Abd al-Fattāh al-Sisi, stressing that the Party is the political wing of the Salafi movement who holds Christians...
Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Holy See of St. Mark said that the terror attack on Al-Botroseya Chuch, also known as the Petrine Church, was not only directed against the Egyptian Christians, but against all of Egypt, expressing his appreciation to President al-Sisi and all officials for...
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