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*/ The Minya Criminal Court has decided to postpone the high-security trial of persons accused in the fitnah that involved residents of the city of Abū Qurqāṣ.
Public Prosecutor ‘Abd al-Majīd Mahmūd ordered that 20 suspects in the sectarian fitnah incidents in Abū Qurqās, al-Minya governorate, be referred to the Emergency Supreme State Security Court. The suspects, 18 Muslims and Christians, are facing charges of assembly, premeditated murder with malice...
Residents of Abū Qurqās of al-Minya governorate were outraged after the release of six Copts suspected of involvement in the incidents in the city, which left two Muslims dead. Read original text in Arabic
Military prosecution in Asiut arrested 17 suspects in violent acts that occurred in the Abū Qurqās village of al-Minya governorate. The incident resulted in two deaths and two injuries. A number of 9 Copts and 8 Muslims have been arrested, furthermore, continuous efforts by human rights...
Field Marshal Husayn al-Tantāwī, head of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, sent a delegation to the Coptic Orthodox Cathedral to greet Coptic Pope Shenouda III on the occasion of the Resurrection feast. Tantāwī also sent a delegation to all Christian denominations. Furthermore, in Abū Qurqās...
A public committee from Muslim youth in Abū Qurqās village of Minya governorate, took the responsibility of protecting the church during the resurrection mass held last Sunday. Muslim youths had confronted the anger of some protestors.  
Policemen and army arrested 25 citizens of Abū Qurqās town (al-Minya governorate) accused of gunfire on April 19, 2011. A curfew was imposed on the town from 8 pm until 6 am. Read original text in Arabic Ref. 1 Ref. 2  
Two people were killed in Muslim-Christian clashes arising because of a 'speed-bump,' in the village of Abū Qurqās, al- Minya governorate. Residents of the village had buried the dead on April 19, 2011.  Four Christian houses were burned and a number of Christian stores were looted [Newspaper did...
Hanī Labīb discusses sectarian strife in Egypt, stating that all incidents have common factors and that comprehensive social reform is needed to prevent future problems.
Councilor Labīb Halīm Labīb proposes a draft law to amend the law of the Coptic Orthodox Church’s patriarch. The following lines highlight Labīb’s suggested law.
Fādī Emile accuses a female church servant for spoiling the relations between Bishop Makarius, assistant bishop at the Diocese of Minia, and Metropolitan Arsenius of Minia that has resulted in the departure Makarius.
The board of the Baptist denomination in Egypt released a statement in response to what was published by al-Usbū‘ about Rev. Butrus Faltā’ūs. The board disavowed the decisions of Rev. Faltā’ūs, claiming that he currently has no relation whatsoever with the Baptist Church.
The Baptist Church is facing difficulties in obtaining authorization to establish houses of worship. The author attributes the difficulties to its split from the Community Council of the Evangelical Church, the only Protestant body recognized by the Egyptian government, and to its suspicious...
Sectarian strife in Egypt has been a hot topic of contention in the media. The following article presents a synopsis of incidents that have occurred in Egypt in the recent years. The author considers the reasons behind these attacks, the similar situations that they share, that is attacks that have...
The author comments on political Islam, and the people that have fought to combat this image of Islam. She further comments on controversial Fatwás, as well as Muslim-Christian relations.
Assiut Governor, Maj. General Ahmed Hammam Attiya, submitted a detailed report to Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif on the so-called incidents of sectarian strife in Assiut during a recent meeting of the Governors Council.
A Coptic family that was accused of collaborating with extremist Islamic groups is arrested and allegedly tortured.
Swift intensive efforts were made this week to contain a Muslim-Christian crisis due to a blasphemous article, by a Muslim writer, about a former monk. Thousands of angry youths protested against the article, the Government was accused of being in collusion with the paper, Pope Shenouda...
Subtitles:Abdel Nasser did not differentiate in nationalizing Coptic or Islamic capitalNo single Copt was in the highest positions of the Front of the Liberal Officers. The only Copt was in the second lineAbdel Nasser joined the priests and hit secularismThe revolutionaries were the first to...
The author reports on the latest incident of arresting a citizen on allegations of breaking into a church in Qena.

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