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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.
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...
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.
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...
Conversion in Egypt is a complicated and thorny issue.
  Two news reports have stoked sectarian tensions in Upper Egypt in recent weeks. The first involves two young Coptic girls who were allegedly kidnapped and forced to convert to Islam. The second involves a protest at a church were Muslims reportedly threatened to kill the priest...   There is a...
 Thousands of Copts descended on the Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in ‘Abbāssīyah, Cairo on Friday, May 6, in response to a Salafi Muslim demonstration at the same location a week earlier
Kūrnīsh al-Nīl area, beside the building of the Egyptian television, is Nevine Naguib's way to work every day. One day, during Copts protest on the demolishing of the church of Two Martyrs, Saint Mina and Saint George in 'Ātfīh, she had a personal experience on the ideologies of some Muslims...
 AWR's Directing Manager, Hānī Labīb went to the Egyptian Radio and Television Union (ERTU) building [Maspero] and was a witness on demonstrations there.  
Copts always feel that  state security does not intervene to resolve their problems unless they resort to demonstrations and media pressure. General Fu’ād 'Allām, former state security deputy, points out that the relationship between Copts and the state is run through the state security. That is...
The suspended priest Filopātīr Jamīl, pastor of the Virgin Mary Church, is claiming that his suspension was a result of his membership of al-Ghad political party and his support for al-Ghad’s leader, Ayman Nour, in the presidential elections.
Al-Sinbillāwīn city in Daqahlīyah governorate is experiencing sectarian strife after the disappearance of a Muslim girl. A Christian man and Christian employees in the Civil Status Department are suspected of involvement in the kidnapping.
Majdī Khalīl discusses the forced disappearance of Coptic girls. The phenomenon is not new, however it being announced more frequently. Khalīl discusses the reasons why Coptic families are more often daring to announce the disappearance of their girls, and the reasons behind the increase of the...
The authors discusses the problem of kidnapping incidents that have spread in Egyptian society in recent years.
The review presents different news reports from Egypt: Bishop Marqus, the spokesman for Pope Shenouda, asked the government to allow continuance of the “Guidance and Advice sessions.” Parliamentary sessions will be intensively resumed in a new term that is expected to debate proposed...
The author asserts that the marriage of a Muslim man and an Egyptian Christian woman is another interfaith issue which is not treated fairly by the authorities.
This article discusses the advice and guidance sessions that used to be held when Christian girls made a decision to convert to Islam and marry Muslim men. Although these sessions were not perfect, they defused many of the heated issues surrounding such conversions.

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