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Michael Munīr was born in 1968 in Egypt in Abu Qurqas near Minia to a Coptic Catholic family even though he today considers himself Coptic Orthodox. Munīr refers to his life in Egypt as a member of an oppressed Christian minority without religious freedom, citing this as his reason to emigrate to...
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.  
A military prosecutor ordered the detention of a woman whose rumored captivity in a church triggered deadly clashes between Muslims and Christians im Imbābah on Saturday, May 7, 2011. Protesters demanded the release of 'Abīr Fakhrī, a woman who allegedly converted to Islam. Fakhrī was sent to a...
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...
In this article, the author highlights a voice recording published at al-Marsad al-Islāmī Limuqāwmat al-Tansīr (Islamic Observatory for the Resistance to Christianization) website http://www.tanseerel.com by a Muslim who alleged that he hosted Kamīliyā after she declared her desire to convert to...
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...
 Some Coptic thinkers protest against the church's refusal to comment on the hearsay that affirms the conversion of Kamilia to Islam.  

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