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I witnessed the events of sectarian strife in al-Zawya al-Ḥamrā’on this day, June 17, in 1981. I saw with my own eyes the state of terrible chaos that included killing and the looting of jewellers’ shops, and I saw a building in fire, crumbling to the ground.  I was in my second year of university...
On June 17, 1981 violence erupted between Muslims and Christians in the Cairo working class district of al-Zawīya al-Hamrā? in which at least 20 people were killed and hundreds others injured, giving reason enough for late President Anwar al-Sādāt to launch the notorious September 1981 detentions...
The author suggests that the religious tension in Egypt has its roots in the mono-authority that prevailed after the 1952 revolution.
One of the most important things concerning the ideological reconsiderations of the Gama´a Al-Islamiya is their new attitude towards the Coptic issue. Karam Zuhdi, the leader of the group, criticizes considering the funds of Copts as permissible spoil [for Muslims]. He said that those who did...
The author comments on the court ruling in Al-Kosheh case that convicted only two persons from among 96 defendants.
Summary of the Ph.D. thesis of Revd. Dr. Wolfram Reiss about the Sunday School movement in the Coptic Orthodox Church with a focus on the role of Pope Shenouda III and Father Matta el-Meskeen and the place of the church in a Muslim society. Reiss´ study provides an excellent insight into the...
The state has recently endeavored to ease tensions and restrictions through regulating the construction of Muslim and Christian houses of worship, and authorizing the governors to issue decisions pertaining to the reconstruction and restoration works of churches.
Dr. Nasr Hāmid Abu Zayd speaks to Al-cArabī about some recent critical issues including his expectations for this year’s presidential elections.
Article about al-Zāwiya al-Hamrā and the consequences of the Muslim-Christian tensions in the late seventies for life in this area. Egyptian media about the alleged conversion of the wife of a priest in Abū al-Matāmīr.
The Coptic thinker Dr. Milad Hanna believes that the policy of the late president Sadat towards the Islamic groups is the reason behind the appearance of the Coptic file from time to time at the top of events in Egypt. He is in favor of the idea of forming a committee of wise people containing...

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