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 CAIRO - The January 25 revolution is having a momentous impact on the Coptic Church. “The Copts will ignore Church policies,” surmised Mamoun Fendi, president of Fendi Associates, a Washington DC-based research group and think-tank, during the 18-day revolution.    
The Military Judiciary decided on May 28, 2011, to refer 'Abīr Fakhrī Tal'at, sedition-monger in Imbābah, with all other culprits, to the Supreme State Security Court.  
More than 200 lawyers filed a report with the public prosecutor against Counselor Najīb Jabrā’īl Mīkhā’īl, Coptic lawyer and Head of the Egyptian Union for Human Rights Organizations (EUHRO), for his statements on al-Tarīq channel and al-Dustūr, May 8, 2011, where he asked for international...
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...
For years I have been extremely cautious with reports published by Jihād Watch and AINA (a source often quoted by Jihād Watch). Their language tends to be inflammatory and stories that I was able to check in the past – see the many reports about this subject in AWR – proved to be exaggerated....
Is the church in Egypt persecuted? Many Coptic Christians would answer in the affirmative. I definitely agree that the situation for Christians in Egypt has worsened but I do not agree using the word persecution before we have first agreed on a definition and compare facts on the ground with this...
During the last few days, occupied with recent news of attacks and demolishing of two churches in Imbābah, as well as attacks on Egyptian Christian youths protesters, no one paid attention to the news about expanding the emergency law to the end of parliament and presidential elections.  
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 Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) highlighted today an article in Al-Jumhūrīyah of May 13, 2011 in which journalist Safā' Sālih wrote “that the Jews had orchestrated the clashes between the Muslims and the Copts [in Imbābah on May 7] in order to keep Egypt's youth from marching...
A 19-year-old Muslim girl, Raghda Sālim 'Abd al-Fattāh, in exclusive statements to al-Wafd, the mouthpiece of the al-Wafd Party, said she was kidnapped in the area of Maspero on March 15, 2011 and has never returned home before March 18, 2011.

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