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  AWR Chief Editor Cornelis Hulsman says that the government, Muslims, and Christians need to work together to address the growing sectarian tension in Egypt in order to prevent future attacks, such as the the New Year's Day bombing of a Coptic Orthodox Church in Alexandria, which left 21 dead and...
An church source says that a meeting between Pope Shenouda III and MP Jamāl As‘ad is being set up. This comes after the Pope was contacted by Dr. Mustafá al-Fiqī from the Shūrá Council, who told the Pope that As‘ad would like to apologize for any unnecessary attacks he may have made on the Church....
The article says that Egypt received the lowest mark in religious freedom according to the International Religious Freedom report issued by the United States Department of State. The report criticized the government’s discrimination against Copts in particular, along with Bahā’īs and Shiites. The...
Tuesday night was the last night of the Mār Girgis (Saint George) Day celebrations attended by thousands of people from all around Egypt. The event's attendees included the Qena Governor Dr. Majdī Ayyūb. The governor, who was received by Bishop Shārūbīm of Qena, delivered a speech about how the...
Bishop Kyrillos of Naj‘ Hammādī said that the sectarian violence in the al-Nawāhid village caused the burning of 20 houses and a total of 300,000 Egyptian Pounds worth of damage. Kyrillos accused Mayor ‘Abd al-Mun‘im Tantāwī of plotting the fire with the help of various other officials in the...
Qena Governor Majdī Ayyūb and popular council leader Nabīl al-Hifnī attended the annual Mār Girgis Day celebrations along with over 5,000 attendees. Ayyūb said that these types of celebrations are the biggest evidence of Egyptian national unity. Key Words: Qena – Majdī Ayyūb – Nabīl al-Hifnī
Sectarian tension dominated the al-Nawāhid village in Qena yesterday as rumors of an 18-year old Coptic boy raping a 15-year old Muslim girl caused a violent outbreak burning ten houses. The state has tightened security in the village to contain the situation. The boy and girl are both being held...
Copts for Egypt spokesman Hānī al-Jazīrī announced that the group is getting ready to run a campaign against National Democratic Party candidate ‘Abd al-Rahīm al-Ghūl, who has been linked to the Naj‘ Hammādī massacre in which seven people were killed while celebrating Christmas. Hānī told al-Dustūr...
Tribalism floods the Naj‘ Hammādī and Farshūt districts, especially against candidate ‘Abd al-Rahīm al-Ghūl. His opponents are trying to use his alleged involvement with suspects of the Naj‘ Hammādī incident against him. Al-Ghūl insists the Naj‘ Hammādī incident will have no effect on the elections...

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