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Watani International interviewed the human rights activist ‘Alī al-Samman who founded the ’Committee of 15’ following the sectarian events that took place in Alexandria in 2005
The article is based on an interview with Mr. Hānī ‘Azīz, consultant of the Union of Egyptians Abroad and an intimate friend of Pope Shenouda, on the affairs of the Coptic Orthodox Church.
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.

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