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Dr. Najīb Jubrā'īl, Head of the Egyptian Union for Human Rights Organization, said that the Muslim Brotherhood are trying to enforce the Church name in the current events even though the Church did not interfere in politics and did not incite Copts to do anything (referring to protests off the...
The two children left the Beni Suef prosecution to an unknown place after orders to release them as security forces intensified presence in ‘Izbit Marco lest retaliatory acts erupt.
Prime Minister Hishām Qandīl’s beat-about-the-bush remarks that there were no forced evictions of some families in Rafah and that only one family preferred to relocate to another area would never be bought by a KG-1 child.
Egyptian writer and editor-in-chief of al-Mubtadaʾ, Hānī Labīb said during an interview broadcast on Egyptian Radio 9090 that he rejects the use of the phrase ‘Coptic Diaspora’ to describe Egyptian Christians immigrants who were labeled as such for the first time by President Muḥammad Anwar al-...
In an attempt to appease the tense atmosphere in the village of Banī Hassan al-Ashrāf, al-Minya governorate, a 'urfī (informal) conciliatory session was held in coordination with security agencies to settle sectarian unrest between two Coptic and Muslim families. [Teresa Kamāl and 'Alā' Sarhān,...
In an exclusive statement to al-Dustūr, Diocesan Bishop Binyamīn (Benjamin) of al-Minūfiyah, said that President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī, is different from all his predecessors [state presidents], and “he is a person of great tolerance,” stressing that “al-Sīsī cannot be held responsible for the...
A celebration was held today for the launch of a book entitled ‘Al-Tafsīr al-ʿArabī lī al-Kitāb al-Muqqadas’ (Arabic Interpretation of the Holy Bible).  On that occasion, Egypt’s former Minister of Culture and writer, Ḥilmī al-Namnam said that the unawareness of the others and their culture is a...
On December 31, Egyptian President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī announced that a high counter-sectarian commission is to be formed and its work put immediately into effect. The presidential decree came after a police man shot dead a man and his son in Minya, which was the most recent incident after a...
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...

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