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This article first appeared in Pokrof in 2011 under the title Strakke Koptische Huwelijkswetgeving leidt tot spanningen; binnenkerkelijk, politiek en interreligieus.  AWR reader Dr. Rachel Scott, Associate Professor of Islamic Studies in the Department of Religion and Culture at Virginia Tech...
Abrām Lewis, the founder of the Association of Victims of Abductions and Enforced Disappearances (AVAED), said AVAED will meet within the next few days with Dr. Tayīb and senior clerics of the Azhar to discuss the association’s demands to re-apply the guidance and advice sessions for Christian...
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...
Websites connected to ISIS reported that the organization’s fighters had kidnapped and slaughtered 21 Egyptian Christians in Libya. They said the kidnappings came as revenge for Muslim women who were exposed to persecution at the hands of "the Copts in Egypt." The extremist organization specified...
Who are Kāmīliyā Shahhāta and Wafā’ Qustantīn: the two women ISIS is slaughtering Copts in Egypt in revenge for? Websites connected to ISIS reported that the organization’s fighters had kidnapped and slaughtered 21 Egyptian Christians in Libya. They said the kidnappings came as revenge for Muslim...
The attack on the church in Alexandria this weekend marked a new deep trench in the deteriorating relations between Muslims and Christians in Egypt. Shortly before this act of terror Trouw gauged the atmosphere among Egyptian Christians and Muslims.1)      
Muhammad al-Bāz writes that last Friday, April 29, 2011, information was leaked that Kāmīliyā Shihātah was moved to Saint Dimyana Monastery in al-Dakahlia governorate, the monastery that Bishop Bīshūy lives in. Bāz added that Bishop Bīshūy was the one who moved her and vowed that the Pope will...
Most of the editorials in the newspapers are criticizing salafists' practices in sparking a fitnah in the nation. They comment on salafists' protests in front of Saint Mark Cathedral in al-'Abāsīyah demanding the release of both Kāmīliyā Shihātah and Wafā' Constantine, reportedly detained by the...
'Abd al-Masīh Basīt, priest of the Virgin Mary Church in Musturud, asserts that Wafā’ Constantine declared herself Christian and that returning to her home would have threatened her life and stirred up sectarian tensions. She lives in a safe place affiliated to a monastery. Security forces are...

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