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Counselor Walīd Mas’ūd, head Burj al-‘Arab Prosecution Office, has ordered that the individual suspected of having killed five people in Alexandria be remanded under custody pending investigation. The suspect claims he was taking vengeance for their mistreatment of him (Shīrīn Tāhir, al-Wafd, Feb....
The village of Fanūs, Tāmīyah Township of al-Faiyum Governorate, witnessed today a new fitnah tā'ifīyah after mosques in surrounding villages called on their microphones on Muslims to go and help their Muslim brethren in the village of Fanūs, because Christians were "building a church." The...
On April 25, 2013, Jihad Watch contributor Raymond Ibrahim (Ibrāhīm) published in Middle East Forum what he titled “Death to Churches Under Islam; A Study of the Coptic Church.” 
In Egypt, sectarian conflict can be dizzying. When news breaks it explodes – Muslim mobs, churches burned, priests attacked. When the news crests it collapses – Muslim denials, church agreement, security clampdown. Only when the news settles can the situation be understood – partially,...
I called a long-time personal friend of mine, Father Raphael of Tāmīyah in Faiyum Oasis, on February 21, who found the media reporting about the attack in Sarisnah much exaggerated. Tāmīyah is not far from Sarisnah and Father Raphael knows the churches in his area well. In the past he has not been...
An illicit affair between a 17-year-old Coptic man and an 18-year-old Muslim married woman from the town of Tāmīyah in Fayyūm resulted in Muslim demonstrations and the torching of Copts’ property last week. The security authorities, however, played a positive role in containing the situation. A...
The article discusses a dispute between inhabitants of two hamlets and a local landowner over the course of a water pipeline.
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.
Sectarian strife in Egypt has been a hot topic of contention in the media. The following article presents a synopsis of incidents that have occurred in Egypt in the recent years. The author considers the reasons behind these attacks, the similar situations that they share, that is attacks that have...
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