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Ahmad Hānī claims that the aim of the terrorist attack on the Two Saints Church in Alexandria was meant to increase tensions between Muslims and Christians. He also believes that the Coptic Pope and the Shaykh of the Azhar need to discuss several items, the most important of which is the issue of...
Ashraf Madbūlī's article quotes Endowments Minister Mahmūd Hamdī Zaqzūq, who says that the People's Assembly will debate a personal affairs law for Christians in the current parliamentary session. Zaqzūq also says that the government is "mulling a new law to regulate the building of mosques and...
This editorialist says that the loss Egypt suffered as a result of the recent church attack in Alexandria is similar to the defeat suffered by Israel during the 1967 war. Only this time, he says, one part of the Egyptian community [implying Coptic community] views the bombing as an attack on...
This article reports that Coptic Christmas celebrations on January 7 went about as usual, with no reports of any trouble. The holiday comes a week after a deadly church bombing in Alexandria. Many Muslims also attended Christmas mass out of solidarity with their Christian countrymen. In the...
Egypt's National Democratic Party is considering a unified law for places of worship, according to the Egyptian Gazette. However, the article states that the final draft of the bill has not yet been completed. The article also mentions a surveillance camera program that will soon be implemented in...
According to the Egyptian Gazette, Alexandria prosecutors are looking into the death of an Islamist suspected of being tortured to death for his suspected involvement in the recent Alexandria church bombing. The family of 32-year-old Sayyid Bilāl accuses police of torturing him to death over the...
In mosques across the region on Friday, Muslim clerics preached tolerance and called for Muslim/Christian unity against acts of terrorism. "Such crimes, which do not differentiate between Muslim and Christian or between a man and a woman, were rejected by the Prophet," says Egypt's Grand Muftī ‘...
Egypt's Muslims showed solidarity with their Coptic brothers and sisters during Christmas celebrations. Many attended Christmas services across the country; others gathered in the street in support of national unity. This article in the Egyptian Gazette reports that Pope Shenouda led mass at Saint...
Muslims celebrated alongside Christians at Coptic masses in churches nationwide on Thursday night, as extra security measures were taken after the New Year's attack on a church in Alexandria. Pope Shenouda led mass at St. Mark's Cathedral in Cairo, which witnessed the presence of Muslim statesmen...
Security around churches has been tightened and extra police personnel deployed ahead of Coptic Christmas celebrations, which come just one week after the church bombing at Alexandria's Church of Two Saints, Saint Mark and Pope Peter. Pope Shenouda III will lead the Christmas Mass as usual, with...
Egypt's Foreign Minister Ahmad Abū al-Ghayt says that the protection of places of worship is the responsibility of the government. This comes after that the recent church attack in Alexandria raised the alarm about the safety of Christians in the Middle East.  French Foreign Minister Michele...
‘Imād Husayn of Al-Shurūq calls on Egypt’s Christians not to clash with Muslims after the Alexandria bombing, as it hurts Muslims and Christians alike. He also condemns Christians who deal with the crisis in a violent manner. ‘Alī al-Sulāmī of Al-Wafd wonders if certain governmental officials...
The tragic attack on the Church of the Two Saints, Saint Mark and Pope Peter, in Alexandria has caused a drop in the sales of new clothes, food, and sweets--traditional items used by Copts to celebrate Christmas. Many Coptic families cancelled their celebration plans after the attack in...
Pope Shenouda III has appealed for calm following the New Year's day bombing. Tensions have continued between Coptic protestors and security in the week following the blast. Pope Shenouda will continue with mass as usual on Christmas Eve. In addition, Egyptian security has tightened its...
Maryam Fikrī was just one of the victims of the blast that targeted the Church of the Two Saints, Saint Mark and Pope Peter, after the New Year's Day mass. Fikrī posted a new year's wish on Facebook just moments before the blast, which killed twenty-three people and wounded around 100. Many...
A small, al-Qā‘idah-inspired cell could be behind the bombing of the Church of the Two Saints, Saint Mark and Pope Peter, in Alexandria on New Year's Day, according to this article in the Egyptian Gazette. The spread of terrorism in the country is not expected, but according to ‘Amr al-Shubkī, an...
The remaining twenty-three Copts arrested during November clashes with police while protesting the stalled construction of an unathorized Coptic church building in Giza have been released. Clashes began after security forces attemped to demolish a building in al-‘Umrāniyyah, saying that an...
The death toll of the Alexandria church attack has risen to 23. However, while the official Middle East News Agency (MENA) counts 23 deaths, the Egyptian Health Ministry says the death toll is only 18. The identity of the perpetrator(s) is still not known, but the article states that it is likely...
Diyā’ Rashwān, a researcher at al-Ahrām Center for Political and Strategic Studies, gives special attention in al-Shurūq to the stylistic features of the terrorist attack outside the Two Saints Church, Saint Mark and Pope Peter in Alexandria. According to Rashwān, the bombing carries the...
In a previous article, ‘Abd al-‘Azīz criticized the alleged misapplication of Islamic Sharī‘ah by some Muslims. As she predicted, she received criticism. In particular, she refers to an e-mail from a Western woman who does not like Sharī‘ah and argues that ‘Abd al-‘Azīz should have questioned...
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