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Head of the Egyptian Union Organization for Human Rights, Naguib Gabraeel, requested the Attorney General prohibit the publishing of stories related to Kamilia Shehata, as they only serve to heighten sectarian tension between Muslims and Christians, which will put national unity at stake. He also...
Abstract: There is an urgent need for more fieldwork in Muslim-Christian relations in Egypt.  Too much reporting on these issues is either ideologically motivated or supported by insufficient data.  Dutch sociologist Cornelis Hulsman will provide examples from his work, including the conversion of...
The Administrative Judiciary Court decided to postponed Kāmīliyā Shihātah's case to June 14, 2011.  Counselor Najīb Jabrā’īl Mīkhā’īl, Coptic lawyer, Head of the Egyptian Union for Human Rights Organizations (EUHRO), said that the court did not summon Shihātah and that the trial is about...
Archpriest Mattias Nasr, Priest of the Virgin Mary Church in 'Izbat al-Nakhl, assured Copts refusal of international protection for Copts in Egypt. Archpriest Mattias refused inspecting houses of worship for weapons,  considering it offensive. He also denied that the attack of churches in Imbābah...
Bishop Armiyā, Secretary of Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III, said the church has nothing to do with the disappearance of Kāmīliyā Shihatah, who, he said, is an adult person who is responsible for her actions. "Kāmīliyā has affirmed that she has not converted to Islam and that she was not detained...
Most of the editorials in the newspapers are criticizing salafists' practices in sparking a fitnah in the nation. They comment on salafists' protests in front of Saint Mark Cathedral in al-'Abāsīyah demanding the release of both Kāmīliyā Shihātah and Wafā' Constantine, reportedly detained by the...
Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III will announce on May 4, 2011 new details in the Kāmīliyā Shihātah crisis. Bishop Aghabius of Dayr Mawās said he was ready to testify in the Kāmīliyā case. On the other hand, Shaykh Abū Yahyá said that Bishop Ahghabius is going to be a suspect according to the CD...
Cairo's prosecution starts investigating the Kāmīiya Shihātah case after referring it to the Western Cairo Prosecution in light of the various reports about her disappearance [Read original text in Arabic]. In Ākhir Sā'ah magazine, page 12 and 13, May 4, 2011, Nabīl Lūqā Bibāwī said that neither...
Around 30,000 salafists gathered in front the Coptic Cathedral in Cairo, calling for freeing of Kāmīliyā Shihātah and any other Copts who, according to them, have converted to Islam and were locked inside the monastery. The military police surrounded the Coptic cathedral to prevent any possible...
Shaykh Muhammad al-Zughbī, a senior salafist, denies saying that they will attack monasteries violently. He admitted that they will only go to the monastery where Kāmīliyā Shihātah is stuck, and get her out peacefully without the use of any violence.

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