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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...
No matter what the outcome of the Qena governor predicament until these lines go into print, the core of this article remains true and pressing. The appointment earlier this month of a Coptic governor to the southern province of Qena provoked widespread demonstrations by hardline Islamist Qinawis....
The article talks about the latest developments in Qena where salafists flamed fitnah in the governorate, then returned during the Friday prayers to cause it again. Salafists had refused to stand for a minute of grief for the victims of the incident and Shaykh Qurshī Salāmah, potential amīr,...
Dr. Muḥammad al-Biltājī, a member of the People’s Assembly from the Muslim Brotherhood, said the protests in Qina that demand change of a Christian governor to a Muslim one were a criminal hooligan act.
There are no natural reasons for Upper Egypt to have fitnah tā'ifīyah for more than 30 years but indeed there are political, security, economic, social, salafī, sexual, and terrorist reasons. These reasons are keeping the file of fitnah in several governorates like Qena, Asyut and al-Minya. Look up...
Dozens of salafists distributed fliers in Qena protesting against the cabinet statement issued on April 20, 2011.
Protesters in Qinā called for a second million-man march on Sunday, April 24, 2011, to call for the removal of Prime Minister ʿIṣām Sharaf and the trial of Deputy Prime Minister Yaḥyā al-Jamāl. The protesters continued a sit-in on a railway line and introduced their new slogan "Muslims and Copts...
The government on 20 April instructed Interior Minister Mansour el-Essawi to re-establish stability and security in the Upper Egyptian governorate of Qena and take necessary measures for public utilities to resume work. “Silence canot be a response to what is hapening in Qena. Cutting off roads and...
On April 16, 2011, 18 new governors were appointed by the head of the Supreme Council of Armed Forces. In Qena, Egyptians protested against the newly appointed Coptic governor ‘Imād Shihātah Michael, who replaced the former governor Majdī Ayūb, who was also a Copt. Demonstrators, who are mainly...
According to the article at hand, several thousand Egyptians demonstrated against the newly appointed Coptic governor in the governorate of Qena. In addition, the article reports on previous clashes between Muslims and Christians and on the rising influence of salafīsm in Qena.

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