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CAWU Researcher Rene Witteveen met with Mina Magdy, General Coordinator of the Maspero Youth Union on October 10th 2014.
The Maspero Youth Union (MYU) has published a report on the sectarian violence that occurred in Egypt throughout 2011. The report, released in Arabic and English, focuses on sectarian violence against Copts, particularly after the 25th of January 2011. It is based on documentation by Egyptian and...
The rebuilding of the church in Sūl village of 'Ātfīh in record time is proof of the honesty of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) intentions.  Muslims embraced the joy of Christians over the new church. Bishop Theodosius, Archbishop of Giza, said that the building became a global...
The visit of the Azhar Shayk Ahmad al-Tayīb and clerics to Sūl village helped appease fitnah between Muslims and Christians as well as the inauguration of the church that had come under assault during sectarian tension. Archpriest Marqus Edward of al-Rusul (Apostles) Monastery in 'Ātfīh, said that...
On Palm Sunday, April 17, 2011, churches were filled with sellers of flowers, palm branches and wheat ears.
Rumors had spread about incidents in Sūl village, 'Ātfīh, Helwan governorate, where the Church of the Two Martyrs, Saint Mina and Saint George was burned by a number of Muslim extremists.
'Ātfīh's Muslims and Christians agreed that rebuilding the church is the safest way to appease fitnah. Fitnah was sparked when a group of revolt youths were outraged about 2 of the village's youth who were killed because they wanted to protect their honor [according to other reports, the problem...
Helwan Governor Qadrī Abū-Husayn said the Church of the Two Martyrs, Saint Mina and Saint George, in Sūl village, will be opened soon. Abū-Husayn said the reconstruction of the church cost 2.5 million Egyptian pounds. Archbishop of Giza says the church will welcome worshippers on Sunday (April 16)...
Thousands of Egyptians protested in Tahrīr Square on March 11, 2011 calling for national unity following the demolition of a church in 'Ātfīh by Muslims extremists. Protestors accused the National Democratic Party (NDP) and the State Security Agency of causing the demolition of the church.  
Copts protested in Maspero on March 25, 2011 objecting the ignorance of some of their demands.
On Wednesday, March 30, the Egyptian National Human Rights Council (NHRC) demanded that suspects of recent sectarian crimes, including the burning of a church in 'Ātfīh and cutting off a Copt’s ear in Qena, shall be tried. Read original text
Hundreds of Copts resumed their protest on Kūrnīsh al-Nīl district in front of Maspero for hours demonstrating  for their demands. Their demands are: releasing the detainees arrested in the previous protest [Copts had protested before following the incident of ‘Ātfīh, then they ended their sit-in...
Although the bombed Coptic church in Alexandria will be completely restored by Easter, recent incidents, like the burned down church in Helwan, act as reminders of anti-Coptic forces within the country. Copts complain about still existing unfair Church building laws that, by discriminating between...
 Sūl village of ‘Ātfīh in Helwan governorate had witnessed a sectarian incident when a group of Muslims demolished and burned the Church of the Two Martyrs, Saint Mina and Saint George.    
Dr. Muhammad Badī', the Murshid [Guide] of the Muslim Brotherhood Group, praised the role of the Armed Forces played in mollifying a fitnah tā'ifīyah in Sūl village of 'Ātfīh in Helwan governorate. He said that this fitnah was sparked by the former regime and the State Security Agency to abort what...
Father Philopater Jamīl, a defrocked priest and editor of al-Katībah al-Tībīyah (Theban Legion) publication, revealed the involvement of elements of the National Democratic Party (NDP) in igniting the crisis of the Church of the Two Martyrs, Saint Mina and Saint George in Sūl village of 'Ātfīh,...
Coptic protesters in Maspero denied that one of their demands was to have Article 2 of the  constitution that states the Islamic sharī'ah is the principal source of legislation canceled.
Muslims and Copts in Sūl village of 'Ātfīh, Helwan governorate, southern Cairo, held a national conciliatory meeting to support citizenship.
Muhammad Mustafá Shirdī comments on the rumors about alleged spells found inside the Church of the Two Martyrs, Saint Mina and Saint George, in Sūl village of 'Ātfīh, Helwan governorate.
The article at hand announces that Coptic Christians plan renewed protests over an apparent delay in arrests of people who were involved in a church burning in 'Ātfīh (Helwan) earlier this month. Since demands formulated by Copts during previous demonstrations have not been met yet, Coptsunited.com...

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