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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.
Bayt al- ‘Ailah held an extraordinary meeting in the Nag’ Hammādī Diocese two days ago (Tuesday July 1) after armed assailants have repeatedly kidnapped Coptic citizens in Nag’ Hammādī.  
The announced government lineup has augmented Copts’ agonies after the percentage of standard representation of Copts in the successive governments in Egypt – at least two ministers – was reduced. The government of Hishām Qandīl does not have any Coptic presence except Nādyah Zakhārī, the minister...
“Reports asserted that the majority of Copts voted for Shafīq, ‘Amr Mūsá and Hamdīn Sabbāhī and a fewer number voted even for former MB member ‘Abd al-Mun’im Abū al-Futūh as well as other presidential candidates with all their different political affiliations and ideologies,” the ECHR said in a...
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...
Egyptian newspaper Al-Yawm al-Sābiʿ referred to a Foreign Policy report stating that the supporters of the deposed president, Muhammad Morsi (Mursī), have attacked churches and Copts as a punishment for their strong opposition to the Muslim Brotherhood rule.  
Additionally, Bishop Maximus stressed that the absence of citizenship in the most important cause of sectarian tensions. He demanded developments in education to aid tolerance and understanding (Salāh al-Wakīl, al-Wafd, May 22, p.2). Read original text in Arabic.
Dr. Kamīl Sādiq, Secretary of the Coptic Orthodox Milī (Lay) Council in Alexandria, warned that Egypt is heading towards a similar situation seen in Lebanon in the seventies, with the ignition of sectarian strife between Muslims and Copts moving towards civil war. He accused the present Muslim...

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