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Two weeks ago, the US State Department held a ministerial conference - the first of its kind - on religious freedom in the world. Two days before the ministerial conference, representatives from 80 countries, as well as clerics and civil society organizations, convened. During the three-day...
The “Coordinating Citizenship” Program, which includes Coptic activists, party-members, and parliamentarians, issued a statement in which it affirmed its rejection of the special visit conducted by the Committee on Religious Freedoms of the U.S. State Department to Egypt. They also rejected...
Reverend Jerry Lamon Falwell was born on August 11, 1933 in Lynchburg, Virginia and deceased in May 2007.  In 1967, Falwell created an evangelical educational institution called the Lynchburg Christian Academy. The most echoing case of insult caused by Falwell was September 2002, when he gave an...
The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) expressed its concern about the status of religious minorities and religious freedoms in Egypt. USCIRF's 2013 Annual Report stated despite the progress made by the transitional government in advancing religious freedoms, and a...
Georgetown Graduate Student Vanessa Panaligan reflects on summer research in Egypt as an intern with the Arab West Report.
The article is a response to questions received by AWR in 2003 from different Western churches, Christian organizations, Christian leaders and Human Rights Watch, based on material from Western sources and interviews with a few western missionaries then living in Egypt.
The article presents the transcript of a lecture for the Arab Thought Forum. It considers media distortions and mis-representation in the media that only serve to further antagonize Muslim-Christian relations and the perception of Islam and the Arab world in the West. Drs. Cornelis Hulsman explains...
Du‘ā Mahmūd writes about a report published in an American paper about sectarian discrimination in Egypt.
The author of the article slams the 2006 International Religious Freedom Report, released by the U.S. Department of State, for allegedly interfering in Egypt’s internal affairs and criticizing Pope Shenouda III for banning Copts’ travel to Jerusalem.
Difficulty to obtain written and well argumented responses in Egypt to biased texts published in the West.
Criticism of the Egyptian national press. Blaming they only reported the positive elements of the U.S. State Department report on religious freedom in the world for year 2002. The blame of Watani is, however, not entirely justified. The RNSAW gives examples of the Egyptian press reporting elements...
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 states that a report being distributed by the U.S. Embassy in Cairo speaks of "criminal Muslim gangs" that attack Coptic churches, run over Christian children with motorbikes and force Christian women to convert to Islam conspiring to disrupt national unity in Egypt.
Many Copts have expressed fears that the Muslim Brotherhood’ rise to power will ultimately mould Egypt into a conservative Islamic state, where Copts will be treated as second-class citizens. Fahmī Huwaydī, on the other hand, believes these "Coptic fears” to be groundless, arguing that Copts in...
‘Ādil Darwīsh believes that there is a common factor among Sydney’s "racial” demonstrations, France’s riots, the London bombings, the Madrid bombings and the murder of Dutch filmmaker, Theo Van Gogh. According to Darwīsh, in all cases, the big cultural gap between immigrants and natives has bred...
Rajab al-Bannā believes that Islam is being attacked everywhere, citing examples from Denmark, The Netherlands and Australia.
A statement by the Danish Christian NGO, Danmission, pointing out that the NGO dissociated itself from Jyllens-Posten’s cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad as far back as November 2005, and calling for dialogue, rather than conflict.
The response of Danish newspapers to the publication of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, perceived by Muslims as anti-Islamic.
Last Wednesday, the Human Rights and Democracy Office, affiliated with the US Department of State released the International Religious Freedom Report of 2004. The report includes 13 pages about Egypt. We are publishing [an Arabic translation of] the text of the report.

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