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Coptic intellectual and writer Sulaymān Shafīq states that between the year 1990 and the present 230 Egyptian Copts have been killed by terrorist groups for sectarian reasons. According to him only very little cases have been brought to court and in most cases the suspects were acquitted due to...
A fight started in the early hours of Wednesday, between Muslims and Copts in the village of al-‘Alīqāt in Kom Ombo, Aswan Governorate. The head of the police station of  Kom Ombo received a complaint that a fight started between  Muslims and a Copt in the  village, which led to the injury of 6...
Churches and security sources stated that more than 10,000 human remains have been burnt due to the start of a fire in the main cemetery in Kūm Umbū in the North of Aswan. The preliminary investigations showed that the fire started due to excessive heat. This is due to the piles of bodies that...
Rumors that a missing Muslim girl was hiding in a church after family members found hymns and special religious (Christian) books in her room has led to clashes in Kom Ombo. The events outside Saint George Church (Mār Jirgīs) of Kom Ombo left ten arrests and 27 injuries. The family of the girl has...
Lex Runderkamp, the journalist responsible for the “news report” of NOS-TV on the tensions surrounding a church under construction in Mārīnāb, responded to the commentary about his film in Arab-West Report in a text I promptly translated for Arab-West Report and gave to Lamīs Yahyá, author of our...
The author discusses the cases of two Coptic girls who have gone missing, while one has been reunited with her family the other is still missing.
Further incidents of sectarian sedition arise in al-Fayyūm following the destruction of a wall. Debates have been raised as to if the original building at the center of the controversy had been a church, or a school.
The author comments on the recent Shūrá Council’s mid-term elections. He believes that the coverage of the election was mediocre, and that poor press coverage of events is helping to further distance the concept of citizenship.
The Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church held its annual meeting. Contrary to all expectations, the Holy Synod did not decide on any punishment in the trial against clergymen who had made allegations against Bishop Bīshūy and the Holy Synod. Rumors have spread about the church’s boycott of...
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