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The article comments that those responsible for the bombing of Alexandria's Church of the Two Saints, Saint Mark and Pope Peter cannot be even considered human. Their aim was to destroy the values of tolerance and brotherhood, as well as the moments of peace marking the beginning of the new year...
The article reports that a recent church attack in Alexandria was not only shocking to Egyptians, but also terrifying to those who saw it as the beginning of the end of a Christian presence in the country, as well as in the Arab world. Masaad provides a historical and regional context of the...
Traditional print and broadcast media were not alone in dealing with the New Year's attack on the Church of the Two Saints, Saint Mark and Pope Peter in Alexandria. New media also covered the issue, complete with all of its tools: news organization websites, Facebook, Twitter, text messages, and...
Expressing anger and solidarity after the attack at the Church of Two Saints Church, Saint Mark and Pope Peter in Alexandria, protests have been held in cities across the countriy, some of them witnessing clashes with security forces. Many protest were peaceful, but angry demonstrations also took...
The article says that while terrorism is not new to Egypt, attacks such as the recent bombing at the Two Saints Church in Alexandria are unique. However, ‘Āshūr is not so sure that al-Qā‘idah alone should be blamed for the attack. He talks about previous tensions in Egypt, not only between Muslims...
The article reports that the New Year's Day attack outside the Two Saints Church in Alexandria was caused by either a bomb hidden in a bag or an explosive belt. Surveillance has been intensified and witnesses are still being questioned. Although signs point towards al-Qā‘idah, those responsible...
The article tells the story of a woman who was celebrating the New Year with her famiily, when her building, close to the Church of the Two Saints, Saint Mark and Pope Peter, began to shake. The next thing she saw was the church in flames and the road covered with bodies. An hour after the blast...
The president of the National Council for Human Rights thinks that a deficient educational system and a lack of respect for human rights contributed to the Alexandria church bombing on New Year's Day. Furthermore, he says that human rights are abused because the laws that should uphold equal...
The article claims that President Husnī Mubārak has admitted that this has been a bad year for Egypt's Copts, who were victims of several attacks. He also promised a prompt response to the latest attack and called for national unity, even referring to the victims of the Alexandria church bombing...
This article reports that every Egyptian has been shaken by the attack on the Two Saints Church in Alexandria. The Shaykh of the Azhar, Ahmad al-Tayyib, has even launched an anti-sectarian intiative. Meanwhile, Copts and Muslims have protested together throughout the country. Pope Shenouda III has...
Dozens of journalists staged a sit-in at the headquarters of the Press Syndicate on Sunday afternoon to protest the continuing imprisonment of Magdi Hussein, chief editor of Al-Shaab, mouthpiece of the Islamist-oriented Labor party, and journalist Salah Bedewi. The two are serving two-year jail...
Eight suspected members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood were arrested on Saturday in the Upper Egyptian governorate of Minya.
Over a thousand years ago, the site on which the mosque is built, currently the scene of major renovation efforts, witnessed Sayeda Zeinab’s advent to Egypt. She was described as the "heroine of Karbala’," rallying troops at the battle, providing them with water and food, treating the injured and...
Book review of a book on the history of Egypt’s Jewish communities during the Mameluke era. While the Jews were in some ways isolated in the wider society and retained a sense of being apart from the larger communities in which they lived, they were nevertheless closely involved in all aspects of...
As recently as last week, an Egyptian mission uncovered a church dating back to the 6th century AD in Qubbet Al-Hawa, on the western bank of the Nile.
The highly-publicized trial of Lebanese singer and Arab icon, Marcel Khalife, accused of insulting Islam for putting Qur’anic verse to music, has highlighted one of the most controversial issues in Lebanon -- the role of religion in politics. Khalife’s trial, scheduled to have opened last week, has...
"The secret of the US nuclear base that destroyed the Egyptian plane," read the red-colored headline of the independent weekly Al-Osbou’ on Monday. The Islamist-oriented bi-weekly Al-Shaab, mouthpiece of the Labor Party, went further, claiming in its Tuesday headline that "the two black boxes were...
The Yemeni government executed Zein Al-Abedeen Al-Mihdar, leader of the Islamist extremist group the Abyan-Aden Islamist Army, in the capital Sana’a on 17 October. Three Britons and an Australian died in a pitched battle between members of the Islamist group and units of the Yemeni army who were...
Mahmoud Sayed Gaballah, who is linked to Osama Bin Laden, was arrested by Canadian police on charges that, if proven true, would have led to his immediate deportation. Last Friday, though, a Canadian court not only cleared Gaballah of the charges but recommended he be granted political asylum on...
The student union elections held on 2 November have elicited little more than a yawn, if indeed they were noticed at all. The glory days of campus politics have long since passed, or so it would seem.
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