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A fact-finding commission sent by the National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) to investigate the sectarian unrest in ‘Izbit Marco and Rajī in the Upper Egyptian governorate of Beni Suef spotted several dangerous gaps that would result in sectarian problems.
Calm was recovered to the area of ‘Izbit Marco, al-Fashn township, Beni Suef governorate, on Monday (October 29) after clashes between Muslims and Copts outside a church on Sunday (October 28) as security forces wielded control and deployed anti-riot police personnel.
In an attempt to appease the tense atmosphere in the village of Banī Hassan al-Ashrāf, al-Minya governorate, a 'urfī (informal) conciliatory session was held in coordination with security agencies to settle sectarian unrest between two Coptic and Muslim families. [Teresa Kamāl and 'Alā' Sarhān,...
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...
Coptic leaders and church sources welcomed the decisions by the People’s Assembly human rights committee and the ‘urfī (informal) conciliatory panel to have Coptic families forced out of their homes in Sharbāt village, al-‘Āmrīyah, return to their homes.  
The parliamentary delegation that comprises members of the People's Assembly human rights committee, activists and representatives of the Maspero Youth Union (MYU) prevented all journalists and media people from attending the 'urfī (informal) conciliatory session in the area of Burj al-'Arab on...
A statement issued by the general local council in Alexandria condemned the decisions made at the end of an ‘urfī meeting on al-‘Āmrīyah incidents. The statement described the decisions as ones of “submission to the wishes of the assailants and inciters for vandalizing the property of some of the...
A security source said the family of the Christian young man accused of taking photos on his cell phone in Sharbāt village, al-Nahdah area, in the Alexandria district of al-‘Āmrīyah, already left the village before the story was found out while the family of the Muslim woman and her husband...
The Maspero Youth Union (MYU) held the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) and police "entirely responsible" for any loss of life, property or that Copts besieged inside a church in the village of Mīt Bashār in al-Zaqāzīq, al-Sharqia governorate, or the Muslims trying to protect the church...
The Salafī al-Nūr Party in the governorate of al-Fayoum precluded a fitnah that almost erupted between a Muslim landlord and a Christian tenant in the town of Sinnūris. 'Abd al-'Azīm 'Abd al-Hamīd and his sons sought last week to terminate the contract of Dāwūd 'Azmī Fahmī and have him out of his...

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