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There was calm in the city of al-Wastá today following angry protests on Friday outside Saint George (Mār Jirjris) Church after it was accused of hiding a woman, Ranā Hātim al-Shāzlī.  Ranā’s father revealed that meetings were had taken place between the family and one of the President’s advisors,...
Bloody clashes have again erupted between security forces and members of the family of the missing Muslim girl in Beni Suef. In the city of Wāstá, police and members of the Muslim community clashed in front of the Saint George Church (Mār Jirjis). In both of these towns, the Coptic community has...
Sectarian incidents flared in number of Governorates yesterday (Apr. 26). A businessman and his son were kidnapped at gunpoint and are still missing. Security sources say that the kidnapping of businessman Jamāl ‘Ayyād, is not related in any way to the extremist groups which threatened several...
Banī Swayf security forces strengthen their presence in the city of al-Wāsṭā, south of Banī Swayf, in front of Coptic sites following the announcement of a march to be held after Friday prayer today (Apr. 26), using forty formations fearing the re-eruption of clashes seen in Khusūs. The march comes...
Conversion in Egypt is a complicated and thorny issue.
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...
[First published on May 17, 2014 on the website of the Institute of Middle East Studies (IMES) in Lebanon. Republished with the permission of the author and IMES in Arab-West Report]

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