Crowds gathered last week at the Marcos Church in Alexandria, joining in the funeral of Father Abdel Messih Maggar, Patron of the Virgin Mary’s Church at Gheit El-E’nab, in Alexandria who died at the age of 94. Also Sheikh Zein El-Samak, secretary of religious affairs for the Tagammu Party and...
Bishop Wissa of El Balyana in Sohag complained about torture and mistreatment in El-Kash’h. What happened is a crime of murder that could have been committed by a Muslim or a Copt. It is a result of normal disputes that have nothing to do with religion but massive arrests followed. El-Ahali gives...
Dr. Selim Naguib, head of the Coptic Association in Canada, wrote that many people were arrested in el-Kosh in Upper-Egypt.
The author criticizes American Congressman Wolf. America should not interfere and Copts should not accept the faults committed against them. Most mistakes against Copts are officially done.
This is a second (short) review of the Report on the Religious Situation in Egypt.
Three men were killed and a woman injured in a shooting in Dairout.
Dr. Rifaat Al-Said review of a book entitled "Islam and Faith" by Dr. Mohammed Shahrour.
In an unprecedented act, security forces sealed a church in Maadi that has been build and operating for four years without a permit.
Pope Shenouda announces that allowing the Copts to visit Jerusalem on the occasion of Christ’s 2000 birthday is a problem to which he has not yet found a solution.
Wolf met with 7 Copts whose names were not mentioned. In a footnote the RNSAW reveals most names.
Member of Parliament Sameh Ashour accused the Muslim Brotherhood and the government of lacking credibility after announcing an alliance between Mokhtar Nouh, a prominent Muslim Brother, and Ragai Attia, a government representative.
A group of veiled women wearing face covers distribute extremist audio tapes in the women’s section of the metro in generous quantities. "Muslims should be ready for the confrontation with the Christians before the Christians attack us" is the message.
Since the beginning of 70s, there has been a rise in political Islam and the call for the establishment of a religious state. It was met with nervous reactions from the Copts.
It should make us think about the future of national unity.
The Association for the development of Democracy held a conference entitled " The Religious and Political violence in Egypt... the motives and the horizons".
A preacher forbids the celebration of Egypt’s most popular feast.
Pope Shenouda speaks again out against Western interference in Egypt. Those who attempt in their ignorance to prevent the aid to Egypt should know that this does not affect only the Muslims but also the Christian Egyptians. Their behavior shows a lack of understanding and wisdom and political...
Despite the decree issued by Dr. Hamdi Zakzouk, the Minister of Religious Endowments, that regulates the appointment of preachers many unqualified people are still preaching in mosques around the country. Examples are given.
Brief announcement about a sit in organized by the workers in Al-Destour newspaper that was closed down in February.
Dissidents of the Muslim Brotherhood reveal the mentality of obedience that is adhered to in the organization. Conformism is highly appreciated especially among the younger generations and thus not much dialogue takes place.
El-Ahali looks back to the days after the revolution of 1919 when Copts had prominence in Egypt’s public life. El-Ahali, mouth piece of the Tagammu Party, prides itself in having the best characteristics of the liberal age of that period. Today, however, there is a segregation in society. Copts...