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Tension is gripping the township of Banī Mazār in al-Menya, where local residents of the village of Abū Jilbān besieged the village of al-Nasseriyah to take revenge on a tuc-tuc (autorickshaw) driver who happened to be a Copt, for killing a six-year-old boy who happened to be a Muslim. [Māhir ‘Abd...
In Badrmān security sources have stopped youth from nearby villages (Daljā, al-Arūs, Banī-Sālim and Nazlit Mahmūd) from entering the village to attack the Copts. Mahmūd Imrān, from the family of the Muslim girl, stated that Coptic sites have falsely published that Muslims have thrown a young girl...
About 18 central security forces’ Lorries have besieged the villages of Nazlit Ābid and al-Hiwārtah of al-Minya due to renewed clashes there which led to the death of three and the injury of 33 others. This was triggered by building a fence around a house of a Copt. Security forces have arrested 26...
Yesterday at noon (November 29) clashes were renewed in Nazlit Badrmān village of al-Minya after news spread of the escape of a Muslim girl with a Christian man. This led to the death of a Muslim and the burning of six houses of Copts. A reconciliation session has fined both families LE 100,000....
Security forces in al-Minya successfully arrested the prime defendant in burning and looting the Bishop Mūsá Church in the events that followed the dispersal of Rab’īah and Nahdah’s sit-ins on the 14th of August. General Usāmah Mitwallī the head of the Security department in Minya has received a...
With the announcement made by the Coptic Orthodox General Bishop of Minya, Archbishop Makāriyyūs, of the reopening of two churches after their repair, the bells of churches in the Upper Egyptian governorate tolled again. Besides the Coptic Orthodox houses of worship, the Coptic Evangelical Church...
Minya public prosecutor, Osāma `Abd al-Mon`em detained 4 citizens from `Ezbet al-Dahab, Damshīr, who are accused of attempting to fuel sectarian strife, assaulting, and intimidating a Coptic family from the same village. 
Under intense security measures the churches in the different governorates have celebrated Christmas. The mass was attended by community, political, executive, security leaders. Muslims and Christians were united in the celebrations in the governorates (Ghādah al Disūsny, et. al, al-Shurūq, Jan. 8...
In a fear-dispelling step by Islamists, religious parties and entities competed to offer congratulations for Copts on the occasion of the Eastern Christmas and form human shields to protect Christian houses of worship during the celebrations. “The Salafī Da’wah (Call) Organization has formed human...
Bishop Athanasius of Banī Mazār apologized to Muslims for offenses made against the Prophet Muhammad by some people, stressing that it is not in line with the tolerance in Christianity. A number of Coptic activists staged a protest demonstrating against broadcasting a film discrediting the Prophet...

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