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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...
Michael ‘Ādil looks back on the main events of the year for the Coptic Orthodox Church.
The ordination of a priest in ‘Udaysāt might open the door to a new wave of sectarianism. Hanī al-A‘sar investigates the surrounding circumstances.
The author reports on the arrest of four relatives of persons held in custody on charges of taking part in the sectarian clashes in al-‘Udaysāt village in Upper Egypt.
The prosecution of Qinā has renewed the detention of 12 defendants accused of involvement in the sectarian strife that took place in the village of al-‘Udaysāt, south of Luxor.
The authors write about the recent violence related to the inability of many Christians to build churches in Egypt. They purport that these incidents could lead to more incidents if circumstances do not change in Copts’ favor soon.
This review tackles the clashes that erupted between Muslims and Copts in a village in al-‘Ayyāt, the Governorate of Gīza, after a group of Copts turned an old house there into a church.
A fact-finding commission’s report about the incidents of al-‘Udaysāt contained some testimonies by Copts on the attacks Muslim villagers waged on a small church in Upper Egypt, in which two Copts were killed.
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.
Father Shenouda Marqus welcomes President Mubārak’s decision to annul the Hamāyounī Decree, which required a presidential permission for the simple repairs to church buildings.
The author comments on a few websites that he believes raise inappropriate questions about the religious situation in Egypt.
The author of the article mocks at the way some prominent figures of politics and religion rationalize matters.
Victor Salama writes a report on the sectarian attacks in al-‘Udaysāt, Luxor, resulting in the deaths of two Christians.
In the wake of sectarian attacks in al-‘Udaysāt, Luxor, Youssuf Sidhom criticizes the behavior of the security apparatus.
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.
Citing the incident of al-‘Udaysāt as an example, the author writes about the disputes arising every now and then over the unlicensed construction of churches. He thinks that those who vandalize public property and cause casualties must be strictly penalized, even the Copts.
The state has recently endeavored to ease tensions and restrictions through regulating the construction of Muslim and Christian houses of worship, and authorizing the governors to issue decisions pertaining to the reconstruction and restoration works of churches.
These articles address how sectarian strife in Egypt occurs in several areas under various forms. Although calm appears to be quickly restored, everyone seems to await a new crisis. The writers suggest that old ways of dealing with the crisis are futile, and that there should be more frankness and...
Reviewer: ‘Amr al-Misrī One person has been killed and around 17 injured in Muslim-Christian clashes in the village of al-‘Udaysāt, Luxor, after Muslims allegedly attacked a church, which had been built without a license. A local priest accused the security forces of being slow to intervene.
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