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In the recent gubernatorial reshuffle, two Copts were appointed as governors for the first time ever with Dr. Manāl Mikhāʾīl in Damietta and Dr. Kamāl Shārūbīm in Daqahlīya, a move commended by the Coptic circles and considered as a step on the road to citizenship.
Kamāl Zākhir, Founder of the Secular Coptic Current (SCC), announced that the SCC will organize its 6th conference by next October, indicating that it will present an Egyptian national vision regarding the problems associated with the erection of churches and the Coptic monasticism. 
The year 2012 witnessed a number of fatwás released by the Salafī preacher, ‘Abd al-Mun’im al-Shahāt. Insisting on the authenticity of his fatwá, he claims that according to Islamic Sunnah, the birth date of Jesus Christ is not in winter season, thus, harshly attacking Muslims who extend their...
In response to the economic reform process Egypt is undergoing – hence, affecting some social sectors in general and the poor and those below the poverty line in particular - the head of the Coptic Evangelical denomination launched the initiative "One for All" campaign to encourage young people of...
The Patriarchate of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch, headed by Mār Ignatius Ephram II, Patriarch of Antioch and Supreme Leader of the Syriac Orthodox Church, distanced itself from Hātūn, an organization headed by the nun Hatūn Dūjān.
Recently there have emerged some strange stances justifying the terrorist attacks against Copts in Egypt. Muḥammad al-Ibīyārī-- Internal Security Advisor to former US president Barack Obama- -claimed that this is a direct result of the Egyptian Copts stance against former president Muḥammad Mursī...
  Bishop Makārī Yūnān, head of the greater St. Murqus church in Cairo, attacked shaykh Sālim ʿAbd al-Jalīl’s remarks about the infidelity of Christians, saying that “their ideology is corrupt.” 
Background: The following tape is of a radiobroadcast by the Evangelische Omroep (Evangelical Broadcasting Company). The radiobroadcast is of an interview with Shaykh Yūsuf al-Badrī and another interview with Father Dr. Christiaan van Nispen on al-Badrī’s views on Christians. Al-Badrī has made...
Background: The following tape concerns a recording for an EO radiobroadcast of Cornelis Hulsman interviewing a Jordan politician; ʿAbd al-Raʾūf al-Rawābdah in 1995; he became the Prime Minister of Jordan in 1999. The interview is in regards to the Jordan-Israeli peace settlements. The rest of the...
Background: Cornelis Hulsman was invited by Rev. Dr. Patrick Sookhdeo of the Barnabas Fund in the UK to attend a Christian conference in Cyprus that dealt with the position of Christians in various predominantly Muslim countries. He interviewed numerous of Christians at this conference. The four...
Background: The Muslim Brotherhood (al-Ikhwān al-Muslimīn) is an international Sunni Islamist group founded by Ḥasan al-Bannā in 1928. Although, originally the movement claimed to be against violence, it has been accused of many alleged terrorist attacks, and is banned in Egypt as well as...
Background: Father Christiaan van Nispen tot Sevenaer (15.3.1938 – 12.5.2016), often known as Father van Nispen, was a Jesuit priest, who is strongly involved in dialogue with Muslims. He says not to feel at all oppressed as a Christian in Egypt by Islamic militant groups, but argues instead that...
I have read much about passive resistance, and I have studied the history of persecution which the Copts suffered under the Romans, and how they were able to overthrow the yoke of the Empire with passive resistance. The Copts lost half of their members to persecution at the hands of the Romans, so...
The final outcome of the Brotherhood’s fatwá is the inevitable disappearance of churches in Dār al-Islām (Islamic countries), which logically entails that there is no place for non-Muslims in Egypt. The Shaykh ends his fatwá stressing that building churches in Islamic countries is not permitted.
On April 25, 2013, Jihad Watch contributor Raymond Ibrahim (Ibrāhīm) published in Middle East Forum what he titled “Death to Churches Under Islam; A Study of the Coptic Church.” 
On December 11 the SGP-delegation met with Coptic Catholic Bishop Qultah to hear his opinions following the tensions between Islamists and non-Islamists over the Constitution.  Diana Serodio translated from French into English. Following an introduction by Bishop Qultah SGP, delegation members...
The Egyptian revolution of January 25th brought hope for better Muslim-Christian relations, but unfortunately it did not take long for the hopes for many to evaporate. Optimism for better relations is still there, but many more feel that almost two years after the revolution tensions have increased...
A top prosecutor ordered the arrest of hard-line Muslim preacher Wajdī Ghunaym for investigations over charges of slandering Coptic Orthodox Pope Shinūdā III after he died. [Aḥmad Shalabī, al-Miṣrī al-Yawm, April 2, p. 16] Read original text in Arabic
Dutch scholar Johannes Jansen contributed an essay – ‘The Religious Roots of Muslim Violence’ – to a 2011 anthology entitled, ‘Terrorism: Ideology, Law, and Policy’. In it he makes the case that violence and terrorism are part and parcel of the Islamic religion, traceable to its root sources at...

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