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On the evening of 3rd July, the Summer School students watched the thought-provoking film One Hand: The Movie, an intense film focusing on Muslim-Christian relations in revolutionary Egypt, following the January 2011 bombing of the Coptic Orthodox Two Saints Church in the city of Alexandria.
Joseph Malāk, a lawyer for the families of victims of the Alexandria-based Two Saints Church bombing attack early in January 2011 filed a report with the public prosecutor against President Mursī, ousted president Husnī Mubārak and former minister of interior Habīb al-'Ādlī for deliberately...
Representatives of 40 movements and parties and a number of Maspero youths’ families on Sunday (October 7) threatened to “internationalize” the issue of the Maspero protesters killing before the International Criminal Court (ICC) to sue Field Marshal Muhammad Husayn Tantāwī, the former Chairman of...
The Maspero Youths Union announced that a march will be staged on Tuesday (October 9) to pay tribute to the martyrs of the clashes outside the state radio & TV building in Maspero on October 9, 2011, which left 27 protesters dead. 
The Maspero Martyrs’ Families Union vociferously criticized the Maspero Youths Union, terming it in a statement on Saturday (October 6) of being a “corrupt entity” and accusing it of capitalizing on the Maspero youths’ blood to collect funds from Copts illegitimately.
Priest Philopater Jamīl of the Virgin Mary Church in ‘Izbit al-Nakhl area, northern Cairo, did a hatchet job on the regime of President Muhammad Mursī and accused him and the Muslim Brotherhood over a channel relaying from the United States of involvement in a bombing attack that targeted the Two...
Archpriest Mattias Nasr, Father of Virgin Mary Church in ‘Izbit al-Nakhl, has testified in front of a presidential fact-finding committee looking into the events at Maspero October 2011, which left 27 dead. The committee is headed by Counselor Aymān‘Afīfī, and has investigated accusations from Fr....
Calm was restored at Dayr al-Birshā village of Mallawī Township, al-Minya governorate after security forces pacified a Muslim-Christian fitnah that had sparked there. The fitnah was flamed by an argument between two members of the family of ‘Abd al-Qādir and the family of Abū ‘Azīz that then...
  Security agencies in Qena governorate, with follow-up efforts by Governor Maj. General ‘Ādil Labīb, contained a sectarian fitnah in Naqādah area between Muslims and Christians.
Copts have experienced a state of joy mixed with grief on the first night they spent on al-Ansār street in Dahshūr – joy for returning to their homes but grief for finding them ruined.
  Thirty-seven Christian families on Thursday (Aug. 9) returned to their homes in the village, where they were received with cheers and amicable atmosphere by Muslim local residents after a week of sectarian violence.
Security Forces Security forces in Giza have captured Sābir Amīn Farāhāt, the prime defendant accused of burning the church of Archangel Mikael in Kirdāsah. At the time of his arrest, he possessed 5 hand bombs and explosives. 23 others were arrested in the security campaign. 
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights published on Friday (Aug. 10) the outcome of its investigations into the July 31 sectarian assaults on the houses and property of Christians in the village of Dahshūr, Giza governorate, which caused 100 Christian families to leave their original areas for...
In another statement by the Maspro Youth Union, it said that the peaceful march will start gathering at 07:00 p.m., move at 08:00 p.m. and stops at Maspero until 10:00 p.m., adding there are no plans to go on a sit-in considering the circumstances the country is going through after the “martyrdom...
Today’s overview still tackles the repercussions of the Dahshūr incidents as the newly-formed Christian Brotherhood group members are participating in a march called by the Maspero Youth Union and other Coptic movements to condemn to denounce the collective punishment and forced displacement of...
Most Christian families that left Dahshūr village because of the recent the ‘shirt sedition’ have returned. Everyone seemed happy at this, Muslims and Christians. Family gatherings were held in Muslim and Christian households. [‘Atif Badr, al-Misrī al Yawm, August 11, p. 15]
In a conciliatory session, al-Nūr Party on Wednesday (Aug. 8) successfully ended yet another sectarian unrest that broke out a few days ago in the village of Makram, Abū Humus township, al-Beheira governorate. A feud had erupted between two Christian and Muslim families as clashes between the two...
Giza Governor ‘Alī ‘Abd al-Rahman on Wednesday released compensations to all persons harmed in the deplorable incidents after an ad hoc commission estimated the losses at LE500,000 (roughly $86,000) give to 52 families – 45 families and seven owners of stores.
Some 10 Christian families have returned to their homes on Wednesday (Aug. 8) in the village of Dahshūr, Giza, where they had been displaced after clashes erupted between Muslims and Christians, following an agreement reached between security agencies and representatives and Muslim and Christian...
The interior minister’s remarks that the Dahshūr incidents were not sectarian in nature but were rather a brawl among a group of local residents in some area in Giza are nothing but a flawed simplification and a failed attempt to cover the truth.

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