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The author comments on Mr. Hassan Bayoumi’s article "Begging in the name of the country’s infirmities," which was published in Al-Ouds Al-Arabi. He is of the opinion that Bayoumi was prejudiced towards the rulings of Al-Kosheh, which he believes were unjust and that Copts have become strangers in...
Judge Mohammed Afifi, who gave the ruling in Al-Kosheh action, said that the sentences relating to the twenty Christian people, who died in the incidents, were ratified. Bishop Wissa said that the church leaders had confidence in the judicial system and that they would not enjoy their rights...
Michael Meunier, president of US Copts Association, was upset about the statements Al-Ahram, January 31, attributed to bishop Yo’annis, secretary of H.H. Pope Shenouda, in which he supposedly criticized the World Council of Churches which was seen as a response to a statement of the World Council...
According to Al-Ahram issue of January 31, 2001 H.G. Bishop Anba Youannes, criticized the World Council of Churches (WCC) for holding private meetings or working sessions or even having private recommendations on specific issues. H. G. also asked that not only the Coptic orthodox church but also...
The author criticized the stance of the state towards compensation for Al-Kosheh victims and urged it to assume its responsibility and at least compensate them. He also criticized political and media circles for not taking the initiative to relieve Al- Kosheh victims’ pain. He believes that the...
The authors refer to an article, published in Al-Ahram, that recounted the incidents of Al-Kosheh and concluded that the sentence of the court to release all the accused was to make Al-Kosheh enjoy the happiness of both Christmas and the Lesser Bairam. They believe that the story is completely...
For the second time sentencing in the second Al-Kosheh case was postponed. The accused went to the Criminal Court of Sohag for the session at which verdicts were to be announced. However, the court was closed as one of the judges was ill. So the court decided to postpone the session until the...
The Criminal Court of Sohag held a deliberation session during which it confirmed the verdicts in the second case of Al-Kosheh. The verdicts will be officially declared in the session to be held next Tuesday. Executive and national bodies, in Sohag, started to prepare for the celebrations after...
According to the report of the Human Rights Watch on Egypt, the government of President Hosni Mubarak intensified its efforts to exercise control over civil society institutions, harassing and restricting the activities of political parties, human rights and other nongovernmental organizations (...
Marriage between a Muslim man and a Christian or a Jewish woman is allowed in Islamic countries while the opposite is not allowed. The author argues that if Muslims consider Christians people of the book, a Christian man should have the right to marry a Muslim woman. However, if they are...
The author believes that the TV series "Awan al ward" (time for roses) encourages mixed marriages between Muslims and Christians in an attempt to promote "National unity." It is true, Bishay writes, that the Christian character admitted making a mistake by marrying a Muslim man. Still it is a...
The bishop wrote his letter immediately after a judge decided to release 87 suspects for the murder of 21 Christians and one Muslim in the village of Al-Kosheh. The bishop gives an overview of the events that took place in el-Kosheh and concludes "If the guilty is not punished, and the criminals...
An Egyptian criminal court ordered the release without bail of 89 defendants who remain charged with offences related to the case of Al-Kosheh. One reason for the release was believed to be the fact that the month-long Muslim holy period of Ramadan is under way, along with the Coptic Christmas...
Egyptian authorities imposed power on a village in Minia governorate after the eruption of fights between Muslims and Copts. The Ministry of Interior issued a statement denying that this incident has any political or sectarian motives. A fight had occurred between some members of a Muslim family...
The International Press Institute organized a seminar on "Media and Interreligious Dialogue" in Vienna and invited the Religious News Service from the Arab World (RNSAW) to be present because of its pioneering work in media and inter-religious dialogue in the Arab World.
In the party given by UNESCO on the occasion of awarding Pope Shenouda the international prize for tolerance, the Pope expressed his appreciation of President Mubarak. He said that the president instructed to return the Coptic endowments and that the issue of restoring and building churches is...
Drs. Cornelis Hulsman had been invited to give a lecture on his work for the RNSAW at a conference on "Media and Interreligious Dialogue" in Vienna, Austria on November 8 and 9. The conference had been organized by the International Press Institute in Vienna, the Department of Communication Science...
The unfortunate and barbaric events in Palestine have taken us into a new wave of angry protests by university students throughout Egypt, shouting their support for their Palestinian brothers, which is perfectly acceptable. However, these protest marches have quickly deteriorated into anarchism...
Hulsman called some Christians in Samalut and learned from them about the problems around renovating a church. He also describes the difficulties with church renovation in Egypt in general which is not so much a matter of obtaining a permit or not but depends a lot on local bureaucrats and...
The Misdemeanors Court of Sohag, pronounced the sentence in the case of the incidents at Dar Al-Salaam, which took place after those at Al-Kosheh. As a result of these incidents, five people were injured and 156 shops, one office, a pharmacy and a house were burnt and destroyed. Out of the 39...

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