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In the village of Zaʿfarāna, Minyā, the Coptic Orthodox Archdiocese owns a small place where her approximate thousand followers perform their prayers.
Preface by Cornelis Hulsman: In 1997 I started making press overviews on issues related to Muslim-Christian relations and founded the Religious News Service from the Arab World which later was renamed Arab-West Report. Between June 13, 1997 and July 11, 1998 I collected articles from al-Muslimoon...
Copts in Dayrūt of Asyut Governorate are terrified following repeated attacks by groups of thugs. 
Several Copts in al-Menya complained they were targets for armed robberies, which was confirmed by human rights advocacy groups.
Bishop Quzmān of North Sinai said President Muhammad Mursī, during his recent meetings with the evicted Coptic families that returned to their homes in Rafah, has pledged to protect Copts.
Egyptian business magnate Najīb Sawirus said Copts, who resemble the Red Indians of America, are suffering persecution and discrimination, adding the new government in Egypt has picked only one Christian minister out of 48 Muslim ministers. [Rihāb ‘Abd Illah, al-Yawm al-Sābi’, Nov. 16, p. 1] Read...
Dr. Muṣṭafa al-Fiqī, Director of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, said that the Christians of the Arab countries have been subjected to unprecedented violations, killings, displacement and aggression against their churches, as a result of escalating waves of extremism and terrorism. He added that the...
Copts were angered due to the appearance of TV presenter Rashā Majdī on TV again on the occasion of covering the October 6 celebrations (the armed forces day). 
A number of Copts have sent a call for help to the Minister of Interior, General Muhammad Ibrāhim, and President al- Sīsī, in order to protect them from the continuous attacks on their houses by thugs.
Copts in Qawsiyah District, Assuit, have made an appeal to the Minister of Interior to save them from thugs who threaten and terrorize them.

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