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Background: Reverend Dr. Samuel Ḥabīb was an evangelical pastor and founder of the Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social Services (CEOSS). It was a very well planned organization, says Ḥabīb, and he employed a man from the United States to work with him on a plan for a special gathering. Most...
Jayson Casper responds to two articles in this week's issue about reports of expatriate Copts' calls for Christians in Egypt to carry arms to defend themselves.
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 compliments the article above and sees this as an encouragement to use new information technology for Coptic activists living outside Egypt.
The American Coptic Union has sent a letter to al-Maydān, commenting on a recent episode of the Dream TV program al-Mustaqbal [The Future] which tackled the subject of the alleged ‘abduction’ of Christian girls in Egypt.
Cornelis Hulsman and Michael Meunier first met on July 1, 1999. Meunier followed a very aggressive tone of questioning but in the end they agreed to exchange information. It was Hulsman´s aim to engage in dialogue. He sent lots of background reports the RNSAW had produced on July 7. Meunier...
An announcement signed by the National Coptic Association in the US [translator: I added the US because the announcement is directed to “the children of the Coptic community in the US ] declared the founding of a Coptic satellite channel called "Americans for a free Egypt." Muslim and Christian...
Dr. Nabil Luka Bebawi has written a book titled “Islam spread by the sword, true or false?” He explains that Islam is innocent of the claim that it spread by the edge of the sword. The Sheikh of the Azhar thanked Bebawi for his book and recommended that the book be translated into many foreign...
Before President Mubarak´s visit to the USA, the National Association of American Copts, headed by Maurice Sadek, issued a statement claiming that Palestinian Muslims have no legal rights in Israel and that a group of Palestinian terrorists had attacked and occupied the Church of the Nativity...
Sout Al-Umma reported that lawyer Maurice Sadek sent a man and a woman to the scene of the Beni Walmis riots to cover the events there. Sadek stressed that he did not sent anyone simply because the news agencies reported the riots at the time of their happening in full details.
I found a very strange letter sent on the September 2, 2004 to the US president George Bush and nine American pubic figures who are congressmen and members of the US Commission on International Religious Freedoms. This strange letter has a very astonishing title reading “An official at the American...
A Coptic group reached an agreement with American officials to establish self-rule for Copts in Egypt. The statement was released by the “National Coptic Association” that described the agreement as a historical step forward that grants the Copts their rights. Maurice Sadeq, [a Copt] who emigrated...
The article is about attacks against Egypt in the US encouraged by Coptic immigrants. The author argues that these attacks always intensifies in the periods that precedes President Mubarak official visits to the US.
This report explains the escalations following the alleged conversion of a priest’s wife to Islam. Much background is given to the cultural context that explain why such an issue is so sensitive in Egypt. The report also shows that several of the organizers of the demonstration in Cairo have done...
The website “al-Aqbāt Mutahidoun” [Copts united] posted an article urging Christians to run for the presidential election. The article states ten reasons to participate.
Expatriate Copts rejected and condemned what some newspapers published as a message from the National Coptic Society to Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon. The message requested Sharon’s intervention to solve the Coptic problem in Egypt. This came in a statement to al-Ahālī presented by 14 Coptic...
The press release of the US Copts Association gives a distorted picture of the events around the church in al-Ubur City. The RNSAW asked Coptic Orthodox Bishop Marcos of Shubra Al-Kheima, to whose diocese Medinet Al-Ubur or Al-Ubur City belongs, for information about the events.
Sout Al-Umma published an article about raping 400,000 Christian girls and forcing them to convert to Islam, with the aim of disclosing the lies of emigrant Copts. No one objected although the number was huge. The paper thought that the news about the 70,000 Copts forging police reports to get...
Most of the Coptic organizations abroad do not hide their readiness to cooperate with Israel to reach their targets. For them Israel is like any western country they resort to. The members of Californian Coptic Organization reject completely the idea of establishing a Coptic state in Upper Egypt....
Rafique Iscander, the head of the American Coptic Union, sent a letter to President Bush. In this letter he made the events in southern Sudan, the crimes of the civil war in Lebanon and the individual incidents that took place in Egypt appear similar. He wrote that in return for the aid Egypt...

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