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The Abū al-Matāmīr tensions triggered a full-page article in Sawt al-Ummah newspaper claiming that Israel wants to declare a Coptic state in Upper Egypt or Hurghada. Other discussions followed the tensions, some of them very emotional.
Drs. Hulsman provides a detailed description of Muslim-Christian relations in Egypt, and a history of Coptic problems, stemming from their own actions and outside influences.
The author discusses Muslim- Christian unity in Egypt from Byzantine times until the current era, arguing that patriotism has been replaced by religious affiliations.
The article is an interview with Abdel Massih Nasr who attempted to assassinate Pope Yousab the 115th pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church, in September 1955. He spoke about his attempt and the reasons behind it. Nasr, who was affiliated with the Coptic Nation group, was twenty years old when he...
The article is an interview with Ibrahim Fahmi Helal, the leader of the Coptic Nation Party [Umma al-Qibtiya], a right wing group that was established during the time of Pope Yousab. The group wanted the Coptic people to speak the ancient Coptic language and to cancel the constitutional articles...
The author comments on three articles by Magdi Khalil, published in Watani newspaper under the title “A returnee from Cairo.” He mentions neither the name of Khalil nor the title of the articles, but sarcastically names Khalil the “general inspector,” referring to the famous Russian novel by Gogol...
The relentless attack waged by a number of church leaders and Christian intellectuals against Pope Shenouda III, the Patriarch of the See of Saint Mark, over his support for the reelection of President Husnī Mubārak has caused the Pope to lose a degree of control. He has begun to openly use the...
The three authors criticize reporting in the Layman, an American Presbyterian publication, claiming Christians in Egypt are persecuted. They believe the author of this article was ill-informed and provided readers with wrong information. The Layman got the opportunity to respond to their criticism...
Different reports on whether or not Christians in Islamic countries are persecuted: 30.1 Hermann Schalück OFM Persecuted Christians? Introduction 30.2 Johannes Müller SJ Religious Freedom - Aspirations and Reality Reflections on the Complex Relationship between Christians and Muslims 30.3 Theodor...
Summary of the Ph.D. thesis of Revd. Dr. Wolfram Reiss about the Sunday School movement in the Coptic Orthodox Church with a focus on the role of Pope Shenouda III and Father Matta el-Meskeen and the place of the church in a Muslim society. Reiss´ study provides an excellent insight into the...
The presence of Christian communities in the midst of Islamic society proves that the oppression that Christians faced from era to era at the hands of extremists and bigots was the outcome of local conditions more so than being a consequence of extremist principles [of Islam] or intolerance…”
By assuming a civil, political role, the [Coptic] Orthodox Church deviated from its religious mission to adopt the sectarian isolationist ideology of the Umma al-Qibtīya “Coptic Nation Group” to become a “draft state”[in other words ‘Imāra is accusing the church of being separatist], following...
American laws have been issued to protect the Copts, “the happiest minority in the world” – as put by Shaykh Muhammad al-Ghazālī.
The introduction of the Coptic researcher Hani Labib’s "Religious protection crisis.. Religion and the state in Egypt" is written by Prof. Mohammed Selim Al-Awa, an Islamic thinker. Labib believes that the most dangerous tool of globalization is religion. Religion is the most explosive and...
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