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One of the greatest horrors that can befall a family is the sudden disappearance of their child. No country in the world could doubt such tragedy. Why then does controversy surround Coptic minors? There are two prominent reasons, and both relate to the contested sectarian nature of Egyptian...
 Dr. Najīb Jibrā'īl, the president of Egyptian Union Organization for Human Rights, denied any church interference in Christine and Nancy issue in al-Minya. Both girls converted to Islam. Jibrā'īl called on the church not to interfere in this issue.  
The Coptic Orthodox Church has been accused of suppressing anyone who dares to convert to Islam. Both the Muslim and the Christian religious institutions should promote the right of beliefs for every citizen without any bonds. As long as Egyptian Muslims and Christians are living together on...
On 1 May protesters suspended their sit-in outside St. Mark's Cathedral in Cairo for 15 days. After the Friday Prayer, Cairo witnessed three separate protests staged by Salafists, calling for the release of Coptic women who converted to Islam, but were supposedly held against their will be the...
The author says that the Azhar remained silent and neither denied nor confirmed whether Camellia converted to Islam or not and neither did the church. Bahiyy al-Dīn Husīn, general manager of the Cairo Center for Human Rights Studies, argues that there exist a secret agreement between the religious...
 The crisis of Kamilia Shehata is still ongoing and threatens to cause a sectarian crisis between Muslims and Christians in Egypt.
 Some prominent lawyers take legal action against President Mubarak and the head of the Kuwaiti newspaper in Cairo concerning the disappearance of Kamilia.
Yāsir Sayyid Khalaf, 23, was killed at the hands of six Christians as a revenge for persuading their sister to embrace Islam and marry him. The deceased’s mother asserts that Hāydī converted to Islam before she marry Yāsir or even got acquainted with him. Keywords: Conversion to Islam
Head of the Egyptian Union for Human Rights, Najīb Jabrā’īl, issued a statement yesterday requesting priests to follow the Pope’s orders not to appear in interviews with the media. He said that statistics show that priests are not dedicated to their parish and, furthermore, that priests neglecting...
Ismailia police concentrated its presence in East Kantara out of fear of sectarian violence after a Coptic woman, Nisma Gamal Anwar, went missing briefly following her conversion to Islam. Police interrogated Zaki Al-Akkad, the father of one of Nisma's friends, about Nisma's whereabouts as he is...

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