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The article sheds lights on one of the aspects of sectarianism that stormed Egyptian society. A street sign was put in the middle of a narrow road leading to a Coptic Orthodox monastery in a village in Qena that says: “Cemetery of Muslims. Non-Muslims are not allowed to pass, please!”
The article discusses various aspects of Coptic emigrants.
Bishop Kyrillos’ crisis with the church is discussed, and the true reasons behind the crisis are considered, as well as the proposed solutions for the crisis.
The article is an interview with Bishop Kyrillos, bishop of Naj‘ Ḥammādī, who allegedly tried to abuse his priests but was cleared of all charges.
Some thousand Copts from the southern city of Naj‘ Ḥammādī have demonstrated over a trial of their bishop based on a complaint signed by 11 of the city’s priests. Demonstrations have moved to the main Cathedral in Cairo, which convinced leaders of the church to send the bishop back to his diocese cleared of all charges.
Sectarian violence broke out in the Upper Egyptian village of Armant, Qinā governorate, after rumors spread that a group of three Coptic young men seduced a number of Muslim girls and filmed them in compromising positions. Arson attacks swept the village and eight Muslim teenagers were arrested for allegedly setting fire to three shops, three houses, and a car owned by Copts.
An alleged love affair was about to ignite sedition in Egypt. A school book was banned by a ruling from the Cairo Court for Urgent Affairs.
The Muslim young men accused of setting alight Copts’ shops are interrogated by the general attorney.
Rumors announce recommencement of new clashes between Muslims and Copts in Egypt.
Signs of a sectarian
strife have appeared in Bahjūrah village in
Qinā governorate, due to competition between a National
Democratic Party candidate and an
independent candidate who has close links to the Muslim Brotherhood.