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Abstract: There is an urgent need for more fieldwork in Muslim-Christian relations in Egypt.  Too much reporting on these issues is either ideologically motivated or supported by insufficient data.  Dutch sociologist Cornelis Hulsman will provide examples from his work, including the conversion of...
Bishop Marqus is Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Shubrā al-Khaymah, Cairo since 1978. On more than one occasion, Bishop Marqus has rejected Coptic activists' allegations that Copts in Egypt are persecuted by the Egyptian government or by Muslims in general. The Bishop said that foreign...
 Cornelis Hulsman's farewell speech given at Cairo University in June 2009.
Arab-West Report Editor-in-Chief Cornelius Hulsman criticizes Egyptian media coverage of conflicts, arguing that background research and balanced reporting are too often traded for lazy, sensationalist journalism. He also cites an over-concentration of journalists in Cairo as one of the reasons...
Two AWR interns investigate the news coverage of a dispute that took place in al-Tayyibah village, Minia. They analyzed the press reports of the incident and then look at the reconciliation sessions that took place in the wake of the conflict.
Cornelis Hulsman interviewed Munīr Fakhrī ‘Abd al-Nūr and discussed Christian emigration from Egypt, the need to build up Egypt into a democratic state again and the importance of dealing with Egyptian problems within Egypt and not as a result of foreign interference.
Drs. Hulsman’s report discusses the state of past and present relations between Muslims and Christians in Egypt. The paper opens by giving information about Pope Shenouda III and the most important incidents that have taken place during his reign. The second half of the paper then looks at specific...
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 Criminal Court of Sohag ruled in the case of al-Kosheh riots. Only two defendants out of 96 are convicted but not for killing. The Egyptian Church declared rejection of the ruling and al-Kalema Center for Human Rights issued a statement expressing disappointment at the ruling and asking for...
Some Coptic residents of al-Salām village in Sohag have expressed their disappointment with their church, after hearing the news that some Orthodox priests in the village were suspended because of financial corruption.
The court of Cassation postponed giving its opinion concerning the appeals filed against al-Kosheh rulings by the Prosecutor General and the four convicted defendants until the session of July 30. The upshot of the report, the Cassation prosecution introduced to the court was appealing against...
The Washington Post newspaper published a statement directed from the Copts of Egypt to emigrant Copts. The statement stressed that Copts in Egypt are enjoying a good life and that the last three years witnessed the exertion of great efforts, on the part of the Egyptian government, to solve...
After examining the reasons on which the court based its ruling in al-Kosheh action, the Attorney General decided to appeal against it. The Judge, who gave the ruling in al-Kosheh action, said that the prosecution had the right to appeal against the ruling and that he gave the ruling with a...
The Criminal Court of Sohag gave its verdict in al-Kosheh case, in which 57 Muslims and 39 Copts were accused. Ninety-two defendants were set free and four Muslim defendants were sentenced to between one and ten years imprisonment. No one was convicted of murder, although 21 Christians were...
Majdī Khalīl discusses the forced disappearance of Coptic girls. The phenomenon is not new, however it being announced more frequently. Khalīl discusses the reasons why Coptic families are more often daring to announce the disappearance of their girls, and the reasons behind the increase of the...
Al-Hayat and al-Akhbar praised Pope Shenouda’s invitation to those who participated in the series of "Awan al-Ward" to the annual Ifṭār party of the Coptic Orthodox church. Both papers wrote about the support of the Minister of Information for the series. Rose al- Youssef reported the details of a...
The Egyptian press writes Muslims and Christians accused in the case of al-Kosheh village congratulated each other when they were released. The Coptic Orthodox Archbishop of Sohag stated that what happened last year has nothing to do with either Islām or Christianity. The Governor of Sohag...
The Criminal Court of Sohag decided to delay its verdict in the case of al-Kosheh to the ninth of January and to release all accused Muslims and Christians. The head of the court declared that the reasons behind such a decision is that there is no need for custody imprisonment and that number...
The Criminal Court of Sohag started examining the case of Al-Kosheh. Ninety-six persons, amongst them 32 Christians, are accused. The court heard the defense’s discussion with some witnesses of the defense. It also decided to take a witness for the prosecution into custody because of his...

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