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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.
The TV show "Hawā Miṣr", broadcasted on the channel "France 24", discussed the attack on the houses of the Copts in Minya governorate, and the way to solve the customary sessions.
Pope Tawāḍrūs II, Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria, stressed that his visit to the United States has nothing to do with the visit of President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī, which is being arranged. The pope also pointed out that his visit is already pre-determined since last year and it...
Archbishop Makāriyyūs, Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Minya, sent a memorandum to the Presidency concerning the crisis of the Copts in the villages of "‘Izbat Sulṭān" and "Dimshāw Hāshim". In his note to President al-Sīsī, Anba Makāriyyūs said: "On behalf of the Copts of the two villages,...
Attackers, believed to be members of the Muslim Brotherhood, targeted the house of a Coptic family in Nakariyah village, Sharqia. They attempted to kill the members of the family and start a sectarian strife (fitnah).  A number of armed persons stormed the house of Eng. Sabry ‘Issa Makary, General...
Councilor Hishām Barakāt, the Public Prosecutor, announced yesterday the preliminary results of the investigations carried out by the prosecution in the acts of violence that took place in ‘Ain Shams, Cairo March 29th where masked armed men, joined by  protestors of the Muslim Brotherhood, started...
The Attorney General of Minya police station, under the supervision of counselor Aḥmad al-Fūlī, attorney general of the southern district prosecution, decided to extend the detention of 19 accused of the Muslims of Dimshāw Hāshim village in Minya governorate for 15 days. They are accused of rioting...
Mary Sāmih George is a Coptic girl who was killed on Friday when she was caught  in the midst of protests that turned violent between the Muslim Brotherhood and the security forces. According to her father, Mary visited ‘Izbit al Nakhl, a poor quarter in Cairo, on Friday, to make charity...
Security forces in the Sohag Security Department successfully thwarted a sectarian fitnah (strife) in al- Nusayrāt Village in Dar Al- Salām [CH: nor far from al-Kusheh, the village making headlines in 1998 and 2000 for violence that turned against Christians]. A Copt has started to construct a...
Counselor ‘Umār Marwān, a spokesman for the Fact-finding Commission on the violence that took place since June 30 stated that the Commission has decided to send a report to the government about its visit to Luxor and Aswan and Sohag. He added that the commission has discovered in the visit that the...
For the third day in a row, Coptic children in the village of Daljā in the governorate of Minya were prevented from attending their schools in Dayr Muwās, due to the threat of kidnapping or death from members of the Muslim Brotherhood. One child has been kidnapped and his family asked for a ransom...
From time to time, I receive invitations to participate in dialogues, platforms, forums, seminars, or to contribute intellectually through research papers, on the perceptions and scenarios on the future of our Arab region. All these dialogues are directly or indirectly connected with the interest...
The last Muslim in the town of M'Baka in the Central African Republic, Sālih Dido, Deputy Mayor of the town, has been killed, in another instance of ethnic cleansing in the country, according to French newspaper Le Monde. Thousands of Muslims had gathered in the town to flee in early February,...
The Criminal Court in Naj’ Hammādī (Nag Hammadi) has sentenced eight men accused of killing two Copts to death, and transferred their papers to the Muftī and the General Prosecution for further legal opinion. Security services had originally received a report on 26th January 2011 of the death of Mu...
  According to Nash’at Tal’at Sidīq, the only survivor of the Libyan massacre that cost the life of 7 Egyptians, the victims – including his father – were killed for sectarian reasons. He reported that a group of masked men wearing military uniforms and carrying machine guns entered their building...
Cairo security forces continue to search for the murderers of a police officer and injuring another in front of the Virgin Mary Church in 'Ayn Shams. They managed to arrest 15 suspects. Five of them have been involved in the incident and admitted threatening the two police officers. They also...
Dr. Yūnis Makhyūn, head of Nūr Party, describes what happens in the Central African Republic as ethnic cleansing of Muslims by Christians, with the atrocities happening being worse than one could imagine. Because of the violence, many Muslims fled to neighboring communities. Makhyūn stated through...
Though the majority of the village al-Bushrā in Mallawī in the Governorate of al-Minya is muslim, the inhabitants collected 50,000 EGP for the release of kidnapped 10-year-old Marcus who belongs to the village. Some hours after the ransom was paid he was freed and returned to the village, security...
The Governorate of Minya has become a safe heaven for gangs of kidnappers according to news reports. All of the kidnapped persons were Copts. The gangs demand amounts of money as ransom. In Mallawī unknown persons have kidnapped a housewife. Her name is Nadia, wife of 'Ādel Shākir. Furthermore, 33-...
 “Yes, I am the one who killed the policeman and my mother and father are both infidels. I practice jihad against any person who fights religion.” In these words the prime defendant in the case of killing the policeman who was securing a Church in 6th of October City confessed to his crime in...

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