Displaying 101 - 120 of 559.
Report of a short meeting between the RNSAW and the USCIRF which had been arranged through H.G. Bishop Marcos on Wednesday March 21. We explained our work and gave some examples of our reports.
The US Commission for International Religious Freedom met with Bishop Marcos of Shoubra Al-Kheima and asked him about the rulings given in Al-Kosheh killings, underage Christian girls turning to Islam and about the non-inclusion of the Coptic period in the history syllabus. Coptic Catholic Bishop...
The Cassation Court set May 21 as the day to hear the appeal being presented by the State Security Attorney against the verdict in the Al-Kosheh case.
Raga’i Atiya said that he did not meet the General Guide of the Brotherhood and Mokhtar Nuh tried to agree with him on a public list. He refused the support of Fou’ad Serag Eddin Pasha because there were four Wafdists among the rivals for the Bar’s highest post. Pope Shenouda invited him for a day...
The US State Department of Foreign Affairs issued its 25th report on human rights. It criticized the harsh restrictions imposed on freedom of expression and the press. It mentioned that the Christian minority suffers from discrimination, especially when matters are related to the building and...
Seven Coptic MPs are preparing to issue a report declaring their rejection of a visit from the Congress’ Committee for Religious Freedoms. The report might be issued in coordination with some Coptic figures. The Coptic point of view is that the visit touches upon things that are related to the...
The introduction of the Coptic researcher Hani Labib’s "Religious protection crisis.. Religion and the state in Egypt" is written by Prof. Mohammed Selim Al-Awa, an Islamic thinker. Labib believes that the most dangerous tool of globalization is religion. Religion is the most explosive and...
The author compares the reaction of some MPs to the publication of three sexy novels by the Ministry of Culture and theirs reaction to Al-Kosheh rulings. He wonders why none of the MPs thought of raising questions, with the Minister of Justice or the Minister of the Interior, concerning the...
Bishop Marcos reported that President Mubarak granted a permit to build a church in Shoubra Al-Kheima. This decision came after the US Copts Association organized an international protest against the demolition of a building belonging to the Coptic Orthodox Church. It is practice of Coptic Orthodox...
Michael Meunier wrote that most claims about Copts in the US are made up. He gives several examples.
The American Congress formed a fact-finding committee to visit Al-Kosheh. The committee intends to meet Copts, investigate the religious and educational syllabus they study and discuss the rulings given in the action of Al-Kosheh II. The American Freedom House and many Coptic organizations...
Some unknown persons attacked houses, owned by Christians, in Karm Al-Gharablia, which is located at the entrance to Al-Kosheh village. They burnt the wooden doors of these four houses. The owners notified the police of Al-Kosheh about what had happened, but without accusing anyone.
Readers of the Copts Daily Digest were upset about the article of Dr. Nabil Luka Bebawi in Al-Ahram, February 22, 2001. They saw his article as a defense for the verdict of February 5.
Public opinion’s reaction towards the ruling given in Al-Kosheh action was inconsistent. Those who have a legal background understood the recitals and the reasons of the sentences, but the public, who have no legal background, were deeply shocked by them. The sentences passed have two aspects; the...
Mohammed Al Mahi does not think that families of the victims of Al-Kosheh riots will take revenge following the sentence. Bishop Wissa says that he will not stay still and he won’t take part in any reconciliation.
Colonel Dr. Mohammed al-Ghannam, previous director of Legal Research at the Ministry of Interior asked how the situation could deteriorate so dangerously around the turn of the years 1999/2000 while the Ministry of Interior was claiming they were in control. Despite a declaration from People’s...
The verdict given in the action of Al-Kosheh has caused a strong line of division between Egypt’s Muslims and Christians. Most Muslims accept the impartiality of the court while many Christians, inside and outside Egypt, expressed their anger in articles, letters and interviews about the verdict....
Egyptian security sources denied that new clashes, between Muslims and Copts, had taken place in Al-Kosheh and warned against any attempts to stir up sectarian strife there. Bishop Wissa said that a burning substance had been thrown at three of the Copts’ houses in Al-Kosheh and one of the doors...
The Attorney General decided to appeal against the ruling given in Al-Kosheh action after examining the reasons for the court’s ruling. A time for holding an emergency session to examine the Attorney General’s appeal will be set.
The Freedom House translated a letter Bishop Wissa of Al-Belyana about the attack on four Christians homes in Al-Kosheh.

Pages

Subscribe to