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  This year's Coptic Christmas holiday comes exactly one year after a shooting outside a church in Naj‘ Hammādī and less than a week since a tragic church bombing left 23 dead in Alexandria. In light of these threats, AWR's Jayson Casper tells the story of how Coptic Christians celebrated the...
List of the articles commenting on President Mubarak?s decision that Coptic Christmas day is a national holiday. The decision is highly praised and welcomed.
The administrative court have rejected a case put forward by Coptic lawyer Mamduh Nakhla which argued that the Coptic New Year should be made an official holiday.
Bishop Maximous of Madinat Al-Salam thanks the president for his decision.
Coptic organizations in the USA thanks President Mubarak for his decision establishing January 7, Coptic Christmas, as a national holiday for Christians and Muslims.
A comparison between Coptic Christmas before and after President Musbarak´s decision that January 7 is a national holiday. The author expresses the hope that this decision will revive the motto “Religion is for God and the homeland is for us all.”
The article speaks about the problems facing Copts to get their supposedly official holidays. Some officials haggle with their Coptic employees over their self-evident right to a holiday. The author wondered until when official silence would persist on this issue.
Judge, Fārouq ‘Abd al-Qādir, asserted that there is no legal obligation on the prime minister to make Coptic new year a fully-paid official holiday.
Today, a harsh delusory media campaign would be mounted against France due to the law banning the donning of explicit religious symbols. We might as well take France’s ’lead and put our house in order by going after the countless issues we tend to shelf or place ’on hold’, leaving them...
For Arab Christians, this Christmas my have been a time for introspection, but for Arab Muslims it was time for some serious thinking. The last holiday season more than any other in recent memory witnessed events of inclusions and exclusion, both sad and dramatic, symbolically.

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