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We must call things by their names: the brutal terrorist attack on Friday, November 2, on a number of Christians who were visiting the monastery of St. Samuel the Confessor between Beni Suef and Minya, which resulted in the death of seven people and injuring thirteen people, is a crime against...
Hāzim Munīr asserts that prohibiting non-Muslims from dealing with Faysal Islamic Bank is religious discrimination and consequently a violation of the Egyptian Constitution.
Sulaymān Jawdah denounces the exclusion of Copts from trade of the Faysal Islamic Bank, and warns of the dangerous impacts of isolating Copts from public life in Egypt. He mentions that the standard system of Faysal Islamic Bank violates the Egyptian Constitution and calls for an urgent...
Following the announcement of a festival for Christian films, views of critics and film directors varied between opposing “religionizing” the cinema and demanding these movies to be screened in normal theatres for non-Christian viewers.
The author investigates the practice of an international football referee, Muhammad al-Sayyīd, who has reportedly stopped several games in the football league to listen to the adhān.
By far the majority of Muslims today live their lives without recourse to violence, for the Koran is like a pick-and-mix selection. If you want peace, you can find peaceable verses. If you want war, you can find bellicose verses. You can find verses which permit only defensive jihad, or you can...
The Alexandria Film Festival is reflecting suppressed anger of many Copts in reaction to art works that pictured them and their affairs. They were outraged by works that covered their relations with their Muslim counterparts, like the “Awān al-Ward” series, reflecting how they placed paramount...
Translator: The Christian Film Festival generated diverse reactions. Some fear it turning into a political rally, especially that it is showing Church production outside the Church premises.
Does Egypt need a Christian film festival? The answer is no! The “Call of the Bells Association is organizing a festival for all the films produced inside the Church. Most of them include theological teachings and lack artistic attraction, unlike a piece of art like the “passion of the Christ”...
Bishop Marqus, Bishop of Shubrā al-Khayma diocese, said the Egyptian church has decided to launch a Christian satellite channel to express the views of the Orthodox Church.
Youssef Sidhom wishes Egyptians a happy feast, and calls for 2006 to be a year of national coalition, with better Muslim-Christian relations, and full citizenship rights for all Egyptians.
The author argues that religions are not responsible for the ill sentiments that he sees in Egypt, and argues that religions only spread through belief and satisfaction, and not through coercion or force.
More than once over the past 10 months did I write about on the ridiculous errors committed by civil register personnel and cheekily attributed to ‘computer error’. The problem has recently grown since the government began issuing computerized personal status papers. Quite a few Copts have...
There are many examples to prove that Copts have minimal or absent share in the posts of governors, ministers, heads of state banks, state university presidents, as well as leading posts in the military and the police. All in all, it can be said that Copts occupy no more than zero to one per cent...
Among the many examples of social hypocrisy and trade manipulating religion, a striking new phenomenon can now be added. Newspapers have become abundant with strange advertisements for maids. The companies that advertise available maids are described as “Islamic”. They make ‘pious’ Muslim maids...
Among the grievances long placed ‘on hold’ in Egypt is the attitude of state administrative and security apparatuses towards citizens who practice their right to convert from their original to another religious faith. If a Christian converts to Islam, officials welcome him or her with open arms and...
In his interview with Reuters, Youssef Shahin, the Egyptian director who is well-known in Europe and especially in France said that he hates the apparent religiosity in Egyptian society and he feels angry when the call to the prayer is spoken through the loudspeakers of mosques in Cairo. Shahin’s...
When Al-Kawakib published Youssef Shahin’s statements in which he attacked the call for prayer and the veil, Shahin was in France attending Canne Film Festival. Al-Kawakib never confirmed that Shahin made these statements. As soon as Shahin arrived to Cairo, he made a phone call to Al-...
Egyptian media and political leaders paying attention to Coptic Christmas. Watani’s Editor-in-chief Yusuf Sidhom’s discusses the term ’ persecution’ in describing the position of Christians in Egypt.
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...

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