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‘Imān Marcus Sarophim, who is known as the “lady of the Jabal al- Tayr village” whose absence from home and her alleged abduction has led to acts of violence, has returned to her house.
On Sunday 14th of September, more than 200 Copts attacked a police station in the village Jabal al-Tayr, belonging to the governorate Minya, with Molotov cocktails which hurt three policemen and destroyed three police cars.
A police officer in Dayrūt has arrested a gang made of 6 people who are believed to be involved in kidnapping a Copt.
The Syrian Monitor for Human Rights stated that the offshoot of al- Qa’īdah, known as ISIS, has sold 300 Yezidi women for 1000 dollars per woman.
Meanwhile, the Abū Tisht prosecution in the Upper Egyptian governorate of al-Minya ordered the investigative custody of Kamāl ‘Abd al-‘Azīm ‘Abd al-Jawwād for four days on charges of kidnapping 13-year-old Coptic student. The kidnapper was arrested by Muslim locals in a village after they ambushed...
In Beni Suef governorate, Zakī Tawfīq Andrawus, 56-years-old, his spouse Su’ād Akhnūn, 47-years-old and Zakī’s nephew Peter Nabīl Andrawous, 23-years-old remanded under custody four days pending investigation for disdaining religion, inciting on kidnaping and stealing money. The three suspects are...
Abstract: There is an urgent need for more fieldwork in Muslim-Christian relations in Egypt.  Too much reporting on these issues is either ideologically motivated or supported by insufficient data.  Dutch sociologist Cornelis Hulsman will provide examples from his work, including the conversion of...
Al-Shurūq al-Jadīd, al-Wafd, and al-Yawm al-Sābi’ newspaper report on January 2 that Salafīs have returned Aghābī ’Isām Jirjis, the Coptic 14-year old minor back to her family, after her disappearance nine days ago, after several negotiations efforts by investigation police with leading figures of...
The Coptic woman's ambition never ends; she is tireless, and never gives up trying to get her rights, especially in facing the church’s legacy of dominance over women’s affairs.
Member of the Council of the Wise and Lay People (Arakhna in Coptic) and professor at the Minya Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Mīna Thābet, strongly denounced cases of Copts' abduction against ransom that emerged back on the scene, commenting that these crimes have the aim of exhausting the financial...
Background: The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) organized small study groups in order to examine the topic about Copts rights in Egypt through a historical examination of the facts, the roots of the problems and some recommendations For more information, please refer to the preceding...
Background: The following tape concerns a recording for an EO radiobroadcast of Cornelis Hulsman interviewing a Jordan politician; ʿAbd al-Raʾūf al-Rawābdah in 1995; he became the Prime Minister of Jordan in 1999. The interview is in regards to the Jordan-Israeli peace settlements. The rest of the...
Background: This conference was held at Ibn Khaldūn Center for Development Studies in the event of the second conference on minorities. Several speeches were given especially on the Coptic rights in Egypt and related to the Muslim Christian incident of 1996 in Kafr Dimyān (Delta) and the terrorist...
Minya was a center of sectarian violence, whether related to the building of churches, the holding of Christian services, rumors about romantic affairs between Muslims and Christians, or cases of regular disputes that quickly turned to mob violence between Muslims and Christians.
Background: The main issues in Sudan at the time (and some are still relevant today) were the unity of South Sudan, self-determination, peace and war, religious/political persecution against Christians and South Sudanese and the Sharīʿah Law. A Southern Sudanese and former Member of Parliament...
Background: Angelo Andrew, a Southern Sudanese Christian refugee is emigrating to the US. The day before his departure, Angelo was interviewed by Cornelis Hulsman and members of the FPA regarding the abduction of his sister by the SPLA in 1991. Angelo was also a personal friend of Hulsman who lived...
Background: A Southern Sudanese discussed in this interview the Islamisation of al-Kharṭūm in Sudan, as well as several reported cases of kidnapping in al-Kharṭūm and surrounding areas such as the refugee camp Māyū. In 1994, Cornelis Hulsman travelled to Sudan with the Cairo Foreign Press...
Background: Father Christiaan van Nispen tot Sevenaer (15.3.1938 – 12.5.2016), often known as Father van Nispen, was a Jesuit priest, who is strongly involved in dialogue with Muslims. He says not to feel at all oppressed as a Christian in Egypt by Islamic militant groups, but argues instead that...
Cornelis Hulsman; a Dutch scholar on Arab-West relations and Editor-in-Chief of Arab-West Report first visited Egypt in 1975. Hulsman's line of work is primarily linked to Christian-Muslim relations and he strongly believes that religious issues and relations are an important element of...
Hātim Kamāl al-Shāzlī said that his daughter Ranā, who has been missing for seventy days, ran off to Turkey with a young Christian from Beni Suef. Al-Shāzlī accused Coptic clergy of using Salafī Black Magic on his daughter, forcing her to convert from Islam to Christianity. Despite the findings of...

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