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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.
Ahmad 'Abd al-Mu'tī Hijāzī, the author of the article, admits that the salafists' crimes in Qena is a rehearsal for the 'big show' as they are getting prepared to seize power.
Here is the second episode in a dreadful series of events that appear to have no end in sight. We had thought that the 25 January revolution would open a new chapter in the relations between Muslims and Copts—given their obvious solidarity and sympathy all through the 18-day uprising.
The Muslim Brotherhood (MB) group warned in a statement against attempts to ignite fitnah in Qena governorate, after a number of protesters set up barricades along the railway, demonstrating against Maj. General 'Imād Shihātah Mikhail as Qena's new governor.
Naja‘ Hammādī Prosecution ordered an autopsy be carried out on the body of Sāmih Badāyā, 25, who fell dead at the baker’s, to learn the cause of the death after news about a fight between the deceased and the owner of the bakery spread and 200 Copts demonstrated in front of Naja‘ Hammādī Hospital...
Egypt in its entirety stood horrified a few days ago at the Salafists in the southern town of Qena, who challenged the authority of the State and the rule of law and enforced hadds [Islamic penalty] on a Copt.    
The general prosecution sent the Copt ,whose ear was cut by some Islamists, to forensics Wednesday 23, 2011 to inspect his injuries. A crime scene team was sent to inspect his apartment, and his car which was set alight. The general prosecution ordered a rapid arrest of those attackers.
A Salafī's crime against a Coptic citizen of Qena caused fear of further application of hadds by salafists. The Coptic man, Ayman Nūr, was subjected to an attack by salafists who cut one of his ears off in what was considered an appropriate punishment for his crime.
Muhammad al-Ghītī, author of the article, comments on the two incidents by salafists, saying that the salafists showed what they really are. First, the speech of Shaykh Muhammad Husayn Ya'qūb, in which he spoke about the results of the yes-or-no referendum over constitutional amendments and termed...

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