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Background: Dr. Saʿd al-Dīn ʾĪbrāhīm born on December 3, 1938, is one of Egypt’s leading human rights and democracy activists. He is also known for his outspoken critique on former president Ḥusnī Mubārak. Dr.ʾĪbrāhīm discusses the presence of many syndicates active in Egypt, including the Muslim...
New ways to spread disharmony between Muslims and Christians Egypt has witnessed several episodes of violent clashes between Christian Copts and Muslims, recently so in Embaba. However, the production and advertising of clothes and shoes with religious symbols –such as a cross and the prophet’s...
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 Good Shepherd channel, patronized by Bishop Maximus, who broke away from the Coptic Orthodox Church and founded a new Orthodox Christian community, is back again after a hiatus of more than one year. The channel is now transmitted on the NileSat after it was showing only on the European...
The ‘urfī (conciliatory) council of the elders of Muslims and Copts in Asyut governorate managed to restore calm to al-‘Adar on the third day of sectarian incidents in the village and some other neighboring villages, sparked after a Coptic high school student has reportedly published cartoons...
One year ago this evening Egypt was rocked by an explosion in Alexandria, killing twenty-one and injuring over 170, at the Two Saints’ Church in the Sīdī Bishr region. One year before that, at Coptic Christmas on January 7, six Christians were killed along with a Muslim security guard at a church...
The Supreme State Security Court on Sunday decided to postpone trying suspects accused of igniting sectarian strife in Imbaba. The decision to postpone the trial, which is now scheduled to begin on 2 November, was taken in order to hear witnesses' testimonies.  
Giza Emergency State Security Criminal Court resumes hearing witnesses for prosecution in Imbābah case in which 48 are accused of murdering 13 people and injuring 52 others, jeopardizing national security, setting the church on fire intentionally, possessing unlicensed weapons to execute a...
The Supreme State Security Court in Giza witnessed a rough squabble between the judges and a member of the defense counsel during the second trial of 48 suspects in Imbābah's fitnah. 
  The National Justice Committee has drafted a unified law on places of worship, aiming to curb fitnah ṭā’ifīyah, which will offer new approaches in aspects such as transfer of licenses, regardless of religion or location. These plans come in the wake of the May attacks on churches in Imbābah.  

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