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This article talks about the founding of the organization Egyptians against Religious Discrimination (MARED) and the media coverage concerning sectarian issues in Egypt, with regard to MARED.
 Cornelis Hulsman's farewell speech given at Cairo University in June 2009.
 Nader Shukry reports on the holding of the Arbaeen mass in memory of those killed in the Naj‘ Hammādī incident, also mentioning protests around the world – including in Downtown Cairo – speaking out against sectarian violence.
This article from Watani contains a letter to the editor from an Imām from Tahta, who criticizes Sidhom of purposefully stirring sectarian tension by alleging that the Imām preaches against Christianity. The article includes the latest letter from the Imām, stating his disgust with Sidhom and...
This article celebrates the life and work of Sheikh Mohamed Sayad Tantawi. The Grand Imam died recently on a trip to Saudi Arabic. He was a very moderate and fair individual. Sheikh Tantawi was a moderate at a time when hard-line views were swiftly gaining ground.
Summary: This article comments on the current political and social scene in Egypt. The author calls on both the government and the citizens to make a change concerning the religious and social issues rampant in the current culture. The article stresses that the country is at a crossroads, where...
This article describes the Arbaeen Mass which commemorated the fortieth day after the death of the six Coptic victims in Nag Hammadi. Many religious and important political figures were present, but strangely most local political persons were absent. The event was invitation only, but a tent was...
This article gives an in-depth account of the events in Najc Hammādī on the Coptic Christmas Eve. It includes a number of first hand accounts of the shooting, as well as interviews from the victims’ families. It also follows the victims from the shooting, to the hospital in Najc Hammādī, to Sohag...
This article pertains to the status of Human Rights in Egypt, through the reporting of the US-based Human Rights Watch. A report from the HRW states that human rights in Egypt are deteriorating for a number of different groups throughout the country. Religious discrimination of Copts and Baha’is...
This article deals with the multiple examples of Christian harassment by Muslims in Egypt, as well as in Malaysia. The incidents of Nag Hammadi in 2009, and the murder of 21 Copts in the village of el-Kusheh in 2000 are compared. However, the attack in Nag Hammadi is different than others because...

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