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Al-Zanayqah village in Isnā, Luxor, was turned into some kind of a military barrack as a result of a tighter security to prevent mounting sectarian tensions between its Muslim and Christian residents. The tensions erupted when the Muslim and Christian mobs rallied the day before yesterday and were...
France 24” a French news website shed light today on a decision made by President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī to found a committee to handle the sectarian disputes. The French website quoted the official gazette of Egypt as saying the presidential decree came after a recent series of terrorist attacks...
Attorney Ṭāriq Maḥmūd filed a lawsuit against the Salafi leader Yāsir Burhāmῑ accusing him of igniting sectarian strife by issuing a fatwa [fatwā] over his Facebook account that prohibits the congratulation of Copts to their Christmas holiday.
In a talk show aired on Egyptian TV Channels, head of the Episcopal Church, Dr. Rev. Murād Ḥanna, praised the decision of Egyptian President al-Sīsī to found a committee that counters sectarian conflicts.
  After the years that have elapsed since the operationalization of the Egyptian Family House, Father Makāriyyūs Fahīm calls for pausing briefly to evaluate this great project with its enormous potential and large budget that are commensurate with the big number of Muslim and Christian clerics that...
It was again a customary reconciliation session, not the rule of law, that solved the sectarian attack on Christians who had performed their religious rituals last Sunday in the third floor of a church-service premise at the Kom al-Raheb [Kawm al-Rāhib] village, Qūṣiyah, Assiut or Asyut.
In his column this week, journalist and author Ḥamdī Rizq addresses ultra-conservative Muslims, asking them why they prohibit the Copts of Minya to dedicate their prayers around the altar, while they are not deprived from dedicating their prayers towards the qibla:
Don’t talk with me about the Egyptian Family House or the National Council for Countering Extremism and Terrorism while the blood of innocent people is shed, their freedoms violated and their money, belongings and lives are stolen. Do not address orphans, widows and the bereaved with the "language...
Hosted by Egyptian Satellite Channel TEN, Pope Tawāḍrūs II said to media presenter ʿAmrū ʿAbd al-Ḥamīd that Minya in Upper Egypt has a dense population that might represent a potential cause behind the frequent occurrence of sectarian attacks.
Those who follow up the Coptic file in Egypt believe that the frequency of terrorist attacks against Christians and their churches in the last five years has become a headache for the government which introduced a series of tight security measures believing that these attacks came as a result of...
An alleged Muslim Brotherhood member has ignited the fire of a sectarian strife in Taybīah in Minya by attacking a number of houses that belonged to Copts there.
On Sunday, Chancellor Nāṣir al-Dahshān, Senior Solicitor-General of the Court of Appeal in Alexandria, Egypt, received a complaint filed against Aḥmad al-ʿArajāwī, a House of Representatives MP for al-Nūr Party, accusing him of rabble-rousing in the country. Attorney Tāriq Maḥmūd, who presented...
Incidents of ongoing sectarian violence are recurring regarding allegations of unauthorized praying. This is one of the question marks facing Egyptian society and the Governorate of Minyā in particular. No conclusion has been reached pertaining to the reasons for the outbreak of violence in “the...
President of the [Coptic Evangelical] Holy Synod of the Nile, Rifʿat Fikrī Saʿīd, writes: The media reported last week that the security forces of Beni Suef [Banī Suwayf] were able to contain an incident inside the Church of St. Georges the Great Martyr in the village of Zaytūn in Markaz Nāṣir of...
Blaming the community silence on the attack on al-Amīr Tādrus’ Church in Aṭfīḥ, the author, Hānī Labīb, discusses the painful issue of attacking churches by extremists in Egypt for allegedly being unlicensed. Labīb states that most of the already existing unlicensed churches obtained oral...
Pastor Doctor Ikrām Lamʿī, speaking on behalf the Evangelical Church, said that the Muslim Brotherhood twisted the statements of Christian authority figures such as Pope Tawāḍurūs II in attempt to create divisions between Christians and the government. He added that the Egyptian political system is...
Coptic Orthodox churches and a number of Coptic activists warned of a terrorist in a post on social media sites bearing his name and a photograph of him.
On November 19, Christians of al-Fashn in the governorate of Banī Swayf will gather for the 40th day anniversary of Father Samʿān Shiḥāta’s death. This is a custom widely observed by Muslims and Christians alike, probably dating back to pharaonic days. In light of this occasion, please find...
If Egypt has one thing to be proud of amidst all these failures and losses that it has been experiencing, then it should be proud of this national unity between Egyptian Muslims and Copts. 
The author of this article, Rā’id Muqqadim, believes that the first buffer in sectarian incidents that take place in Egypt should be the moderate majority of Muslim and Christian citizens. 

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