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Ayman Muḥammad Rabīʿ al-Ẓawāhirī is a Muslim who claims that he is committed to bring the golden age of the caliphate back, and advocates a violent means of jihād to achieve his objectives. His own native country Egypt, along with many other countries, considers him a terrorist. During the 1990s,...
In Luxor - the ancient Egyptian city that draws thousands of tourists each year – a facebook campaign has prompted the arrest of nine police officers accused of torturing the man to death.
The ministry of social solidarity closes 9 NGOs in Luxor because of their links to the Muslim Brotherhood.  The representative of the ministry in Luxor added “these NGOs will be closed completely by next week and their money and property will be claimed by the ministry to aid other NGOs” Read more ...
A resident of the Egyptian village Ruzayqāt, filed a claim at the police station of the city of Armant , southern Luxor claiming that a candidate had threatened of kidnapping his son if he doesn't give him his vote in the second round of parliamentary elections.
As a student who signed up to study Arabic in the autumn of 2010, I looked forward to the third year of my degree (abroad in an Arabic-speaking country) with a lot of excitement – there were so many options to choose from. I had organised a three-month teaching placement in Muscat, Oman to begin in...
Of course in our office we had discussions about terrorism following the attack on Korean tourists in Sinai. I do not feel threatened in Cairo. Our office manager Adel Rizkallah gave me this text from Al-Ahram, dated February 18, as a background to the discussion taking place in Egypt.  I have used...
Luxor Misdemeanors Court headed by Judge Muhammad al-Tamāwī has fined the teacher Dimīyānah ʿUbayd ʿAbd al-Nūr EgP100 thousand. Dimīyānah faced the charges of insulting Islam and the Prophet as well as proselytizing her students at Naga El Sheikh Sultan (Naj’ al-Shaykh Sultān) primary school in the...
On June 14th Al-Misrī Al-Yawm reported that on June 13th tensions between Christians and Muslims flared-up in al-Sawāqī, a district in the Upper Egyptian town of Luxor, after one Muslim man allegedly verbally harassed a Christian woman. A group of Christian men reportedly retaliated by beating the...
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...
I. Introduction In 2007, Rā’id al-Sharqāwī, a retired Egyptian coast guard intelligence officer, provided former intern Maria Rezzonico figures on the number of Copts in Egypt by governorate. These numbers were never published and so, in December of 2011, Ra’ed was interviewed once more to compile...

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