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The report notices "some recent positive developments in the promotion of religious freedom." The areas of church building and preparing new history textbooks for public school children are explicitly mentioned. However, the Commission finds that serious problems of discrimination against a number...
Dr. John Watson, a consultant to the Archbishop of Canterbury on Coptic affairs, said that there are very few people, in the West, who know a lot about Islam. People in the West usually say that al-Islambuli murdered Sadat and that sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman is Islam. Dr. Watson said he taught...
Egypt’s General Consul in the USA gave a reception in the Egyptian Consulate to welcome Pope Shenouda. The Pope pointed out the warm welcome that President Mubarak’s visit to the USA was met with, on the part of emigrant Copts. He stressed that the Copts of Egypt are all right and that they are...
The Egyptian Court of Cassation is looking into an appeal filed by the prosecution against Al-Kosheh sentences, amidst expectations of announcing its acceptance of the appeal.
The information in the press release of the US Copts Association is misleading, Orthodox Christians in Beni Suef say. Several statements are not true and important information is missing. According to the church in Beni Suef the court case is closed and the children are still with the mother.
Academic article on the impact of the Coptic lobby outside Egypt, a relatively small group of people who use the latest communication technology to increase their voice.
The writer believes that human rights, part of which is religious freedom, cannot be achieved by investigating or writing reports. Human rights does not mean distributing humanitarian aid. She wonders why, if the US Commission on International Religious Freedom is concerned with the conditions of...
The Israeli newspaper Haaretz published the text of a letter sent by rabbi David Sebastian to Clinton before one of Mubarak’s visits to the USA. In this letter he asked Clinton to raise the issue of the violation of Coptic religious freedom in Egypt. Mubarak’s last visit to the USA was also...
A suspicious pamphlet from an unknown source asked for direct American intervention in Egypt’s affairs and for the American Marine forces to be stationed in Egypt to defend [American] foreign affairs here. It considered Copts as American subjects not as Egyptian citizens. It mentioned that churches...
Most of the Coptic organizations abroad do not hide their readiness to cooperate with Israel to reach their targets. For them Israel is like any western country they resort to. The members of Californian Coptic Organization reject completely the idea of establishing a Coptic state in Upper Egypt....
Contrary to what happened during Mubarak’s last visit to the USA, the majority of emigrant Copts came to greet Mubarak in a civilized way, asking him to order a resumption of the investigations into Al-Kosheh incidents. Rafique Iscander and Moheb Michael, head of the Soldiers of the Cross, were...
The American Coptic Association mentioned that Bishop Yo’annis, secretary to Pope Shenouda, joined Islam under threats from Muslims during Al-Kosheh incidents and that father Bola of Al-Kosheh church, and Bishop Wissa of El-Balyana were witnesses to the incident.
[The RNSAW published a summary of this article in week 12A, art. 17. In this issue you find a full translation of this text upon the request of a user of the RNSAW] Foreign press, emigrant Copts and some Christians in Egypt were furious when Counselor Mohammed Afifi judged 92 out of the 96...
An emigrant Copt claimed that Bishop Yo’annis was detained by some Muslim terrorists during the riots in Al-Khosheh for some hours during which time he was forced to say the Shahada [This is the Muslim declaration of faith: There is no God but God and Mohammed is His prophet]. He did say it and...
Excerpts, selected by Al-Ahram, of a message from Pope Shenouda to the Copts in American before President Mubarak’s visit to the USA. Pope Shenouda writes President Mubarak is concerned about national unity and the concerns of the Copts. Pope Shenouda also praises the appeal of the Prosecutor...
An Israeli document, referred to by * in his defense file*** ,calls for establishing a Coptic country in Upper Egypt. It shows the target Israel wants to achieve since the 1980s. That is dividing each country of the Arab world. The author believes that this document explains what is going on in...
Foreign press, emigrant Copts and some Christians here in Egypt were furious when Counselor Mohammed Afifi judged 92 defendants innocent among the 96 prosecuted in the El-Kosheh case. The court was considered to have not taken into account that there were 20 people killed. Counselor Afifi said that...
Pope Shenouda sent Bishop Yo’annis to the United States of America, to explain to emigrant Copts what they cannot understand regarding the reality of the situation in Egypt. The Pope said that he met the Commission for International Religious Freedom, in order that its members should not rely on...
Press Information Note 53 The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) met with Pope Shenouda, the head of the Coptic Church, and the Sheikh of the Azhar but otherwise was almost universally boycotted by both Christians and Muslims. The members of the Commission waited...
Saad Eddin Ibrahim said that because he is currently being tried before Egypt’s Higher State Security Court on charges which include his lectures and writings on religious freedom and minority rights, including those of Egyptian Copts, his defense lawyer requested him to decline the invitation to...

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