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The author critizes an article by the German magazine Der Spiegel about Christians in the Middle East. She claims that the article distorts the reality of the situation in the declining Christian communities in the region.
Eyewitnesses denied the misleading coverage of ’al- Qāhirah al-Yawm’ [Cairo Today] program on the fire in Mār Jirjis in Alexandria which raised skeptical questions on the incident and brought back memories of the sectarian strife that occurred in Muḥarrām Bik in Alexandria.
Four Christian and two Muslim suspects, who were arrested in sectarian-inspired incidents that occurred in Alexandria, are still being held by the State Security Department despite having been acquitted by the court.
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...
The 2006 international religious freedom report released by the U.S. State Department indicated that the Egyptian constitution provides for freedom of belief and the practice of religious rites, but the government places restrictions on them.
The author discusses the prevalence of rumors in Egypt and how often the consequences of such rumors are more serious than their original cause. He notes the work of Drs. Hulsman in researching the factual events of claims of Christian persecution and Muslim outrage and in providing an electronic...
The review deals with the angry Coptic reactions after the medical commission entrusted with examining the Alexandria churches assailant’s mental health said in its report that Mahmūd Salāh al-Dīn ‘Abd al-Rāziq is delusional and schizophrenic and not responsible for his actions.
Muslims and Christians in Alexandria called for calm after two days of clashes.
Claims that the police are continuing to hold those detained during the Alexandria riots, despite their having been proven innocent. A case is presented of a young Christian man who cares for his blind siblings who has been imprisoned without any legal right.
The author criticizes the way the state is dealing with Coptic problems, which only led to deteriorating relationships between Muslims and Christians in Egypt, and calls for quick political and constitutional reforms as the only way out of this serious dilemma.
The author reviews the discussions that have taken place within a recent conference held in Cairo on Muslim-Christian dialogue that dealt with means to promote citizenship and enhance mutual respect between followers of each religious faith.
An argument that Copts try to gain more ground through internationalizing their issues.
A book review of Jamāl al-Bannā’s book, My Coptic Brethren.
The author believes that Egyptians of Alexandria, whether they are Muslims or Christians, will remain united, adding that violent sectarian actions that happen from time to time will not change the core of Egyptians’ beliefs.
The article reports on contacts between ‘Adlī Abādīr, an extremist expatriate Copt and Mahir Khilla, a Coptic activist living in Egypt, who turned down Abādīr’s invitation to a conference held in Zurich to discuss Coptic problems, as a result of which, Abādīr accused Khilla of treachery.
Yousuf Sidhom returns to an issue he feels has been neglected, given the dramatic incidents in Egypt in the last six months, that is the problem with religious identity and ID and voting cards.
Coptic activist Majdī Khalīl claims discrimination against Copts in Egypt and cites a number of incidents where Copts are openly discriminated against and treated unfairly by authorities.
The author examines the factors leading to the sectarian tensions in Alexandria in October 2005, and argues that the Syndicate of Journalists should ensure that the press does not violate the code of journalistic ethics.
A copy of the Group for Democratic Development and Andalus Institute for Tolerance and Anti-Violence Studies’ report on the Alexandria sectarian riots in October 2005.

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