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Muhammad al-Misrī, a former professor of computer engineering at the University of Waterloo, begins his commentary on the Alexandria bombing with a reflection on his childhood days spent in Cairo’s predominantly Christian district of Shubra. He thereupon proclaims his conviction that “Egypt’s...
  On Tuesday, an off-duty Egyptian police officer reportedly opened fire on a train in the southern province of Minya, killing one Christian and injuring 5 others. Today's Egyptian newspapers mostly emphasized that the assailant was allegedly mentally unstable and that his motives were not...
This Egyptian Gazette article talks about the call by Amnesty International for Egyptian authorities to stop the alleged intimidation of the family of Sayyid Bilāl, whose family claims that he was tortured to death while in detention. Bilāl was suspected by police to have been involved in the...
According to the article, the Vatican shares Egypt's wish to avoid an escalation of inter-religious tensions. This comes after Cairo on Tuesday recalled its ambassador from the Holy See following comments by Pope Benedict XVI, who condemed the church bombing in Alexandria and called for the country...
This Egyptian Gazette article covers the issue of the train shooting in Minya on Tuesday night. Prosecutors have detained the 23-year old policeman who allegedly opened fire while on a Cairo-bound train, killing a 71-year-old Copt, while wounding his wife and four others, all of whom are Christian...
This article reports that Coptic Christmas celebrations on January 7 went about as usual, with no reports of any trouble. The holiday comes a week after a deadly church bombing in Alexandria. Many Muslims also attended Christmas mass out of solidarity with their Christian countrymen. In the...
In mosques across the region on Friday, Muslim clerics preached tolerance and called for Muslim/Christian unity against acts of terrorism. "Such crimes, which do not differentiate between Muslim and Christian or between a man and a woman, were rejected by the Prophet," says Egypt's Grand Muftī ‘Alī...
Egypt's Muslims showed solidarity with their Coptic brothers and sisters during Christmas celebrations. Many attended Christmas services across the country; others gathered in the street in support of national unity. This article in the Egyptian Gazette reports that Pope Shenouda led mass at Saint...
Muslims celebrated alongside Christians at Coptic masses in churches nationwide on Thursday night, as extra security measures were taken after the New Year's attack on a church in Alexandria. Pope Shenouda led mass at St. Mark's Cathedral in Cairo, which witnessed the presence of Muslim statesmen...
  This year's Coptic Christmas holiday comes exactly one year after a shooting outside a church in Naj‘ Hammādī and less than a week since a tragic church bombing left 23 dead in Alexandria. In light of these threats, AWR's Jayson Casper tells the story of how Coptic Christians celebrated the...

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