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Throughout the past week, the tragic and highly-deplorable events in the southern Egyptian village of al-Koshh still made news and it has been the topic of every talk either in Egypt or outside it. However, Every Egyptian, be he a Muslim or Copt, rejects such catastrophic events.
What happened in Al-Koshh can be described as a relapse. These incidents were repeated for the second time and I should comment on them. The author criticizes local Muslims, the security and bishop Wissa.
Mr. Gamal Asaad Abdel-Malak, the ex-member of the People’s Assembly and the member of the executive committee and Al-Amal Party [The Labor Party], commented on the disastrous incidents that have happened in Al-Koshh by the following: "The wise men of the nation should intervene and the attempt to...
During the next few days, Al-Koshh will witness a reconciliation conference attended by executive and people’s leaders after the reconciliation committee succeeded in agreeing about the basis of the final reconciliation between the parties of the problem.
The Coptic former member of Parliament, Gamal Asaad, says that there is a crisis that should be handled and a priest whose role should be restricted. The Coptic researcher Rafiq Habib and the Christian historian Yunan Labib Rizq believes the violence was related to a poisoned public atmosphere
While Egyptians where preparing to celebrate Christmas and Eid Al-Fitr - the gift of God - that was sent to Egypt this year to confirm the unity of its people, the incidents of Al-Koshh came to spoil all that joy and happiness and cast depressing shadows on that occasion that comes only every...
Sub-titles: Gamal Asad: There is a crisis that should be handled and a priest whose role should be restricted Rafiq Habib: The violence of any organization is less dangerous than public violence Yunan Labib Rizq: It is neither an individual problem nor a conspiracy but it is an issue related to...
Between the celebrations of New Year and the [end of the] second millennium, and Eid Al-Fitr, some did not want people to enjoy the rest of the celebration of good days. The blow was hard and cruel, directly to the heart. The flames of conflicts ignited again in Al-Koshh, one of the most famous...
The reconciliation committee that was formed to restore accordance between Moslems and Christians in Al-Koshh continues its meetings to reach complete stability to ensure that conflicts will not rise again in the village. ... An official source... suggested changing the name of Al-Koshh village to...
Supreme State Security Prosecution, under the supervision of Counselor Hisham Saraya, General Attorney, decided to detain thirty-two riot instigators in the incidents of Al-Koshh for fifteen days pending investigations. Prosecution accused them of murder, inciting conflicts, riot and repeating...
[This article was written on the request of Christianity Today. See also their web site: http://www.christianitytoday.com] The killings in Al-Koshh were preceded by escalated tensions in which different parties, including exaggerations in the Western press about Al-Koshh in 1998, the role of...
Mustafa Abdel-Qader, Minister of Local Development visited the Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Belyana. He was accompanied by Ahmed Abdel-Aziz Bakr, governor of Sohag, political and local authorities and Moslem religious officials. He met with Christian clergy and Bishop Wissa, bishop of Belyana and...
Without any introductions, it is known that playing with the Coptic issue is an old colonial card. Cromer used it, the Zionists used it, and nowadays, the Americans are using it to harm national unity! The latest scandals: 5 Copts going to America to find solutions for the problems of Copts! ...
A new article about the Koshh issue. The article places the Koshh incident in the context of discrimination or even persecution of Christians in Egypt and quotes for this Hafez Abu Seada, the secretary-general of the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights.
Youssef Sidhom, editor-in-chief at Watani newspaper, was one of seven Egyptians chosen by the Freedom House center in Washington DC in the USA to receive a prize awarded to them "for the bold and courageous attitudes of your work in the area of defending the basic human rights for all Egyptians."...
Sub-titles: Congressmen sponsored the celebration and members of the Freedom House do not have anything else but the Koshh incident. Some attendants claimed that there is a campaign to get rid of Coptic priests. Any incident was considered part of criminal plans At the time when the Freedom House...
The article deals with what went wrong in reporting about the issue of el-Koshh. Many Egyptians, and definitely the Egyptian authorities, would like nothing more then to forget the issue of el-Koshh but will it be forgotten?
Bishop Wissa refused to speak to el-Shabab and thus the author went to see bishop Bakhoum of Sohag who says people in the village exaggerated stories and bishop Wissa was hot tempered and lacked wisdom in dealing with this issue. Bishop Bakhoum also says Bishop Wissa asked the two witnesses to...
The author went himself to el-Koshh to investigate the claims of the Sunday Telegraph. He spoke to members of the Boctor family, relatives of Karim Tamer Suleiman Arsal who was murdered on August 14 and the family of the arrested witnesses.
A TV station from Qatar organized a live debate on the American Freedom of Religious Persecution Law and el-Koshh between Mustafa Bakri, editor in chief of Al-Osboa newspaper, and Maurice Sadek, president of the Center for Human Rights and National Unity. Sadek, who defended the recently accepted...

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