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I. Introduction In 2007, Rā’id al-Sharqāwī, a retired Egyptian coast guard intelligence officer, provided former intern Maria Rezzonico figures on the number of Copts in Egypt by governorate. These numbers were never published and so, in December of 2011, Ra’ed was interviewed once more to compile...
Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III is often praised, in particular by his own followers, for his ecumenical stances. The reality is, however, somewhat different, as the decisions of the Coptic Orthodox Holy Synod show. All synod meetings were presided over by Pope Shenouda, a strong and charismatic...
Egyptian Christians are mourning the death of Coptic Orthodox Pope and Patriarch Shinūdā III, who passed away on Saturday at the age of 88. Pope Shinūdā (August 3, 1923 - March 17, 2012) was extremely popular among millions of common Christians. A charismatic reformer and an advocate of Christian...
Yesterday and today I was at the Mujama' administrative building at Tahrīr square to complete the residence permit in my passport. Just around the corner was the burned building of the Scientific Research Center besides Parliament. The military has sealed off the Qasr al-'Inī and Shaykh Rayhān...
On November 28, the first round of the elections for Egypt's parliament (the People's Assembly or Majlis Al-Sha'b), start in Egypt. The Egyptian parliament will consist of 498 members. Of these, a third of the seats (166 members) are elected by absolute majority vote in their own electoral district...
ContentsI. Jansen’s argument: Copts are killed when they violate the Shari’a  II. My comment: Jansen should have mentioned the general lack of security in Egypt  III. Jansen does not know about the construction of new churches in recent years  IV. Does the Shari’a prohibit the building of churches...
Dr. Jamāl Hāshim researches medicine. His work includes visiting bishoprics, asking about how they receive funds, and from whom. He also asks how they receive medicine and from whom. The census starting in 2006 no longer includes statistics about religious denominations.  
MEMRI made excerpts of an interview with Egyptian screenwriter Wahid Hamed, which aired on Al-Hayat TV on June 5, 2011. Wahid Hamed is certainly right that “Differences of opinion between people or politicians should never be construed as opposition to the religion. Religion is sacred to all. […]”...
 The governorate of Kaliobia praises the national unity breakfast tables and confirms the good relations between Muslims and Christians in Egypt.
On Wednesday, March 30, 2011, a group of salafists destroyed five shrines in Qalyūb, arguing that visits to shrines was an act of apostasy and against Islam. Two of the attackers have now been arrested by security forces.

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