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The Holy Family came to Egypt, says the Biblical text. But it is silent on what they did once there. Coptic Orthodox tradition has filled in the details. And now, as Arab West Report discovered on a visit led by Cornelis Hulsman on January 16, 2016, they have one detail more.
The lack of security helped increase the cases of Copts kidnapped in Upper Egypt for the purposes of obtaining a ransom.      
Two conciliatory sessions were held in the beginning of the Holy month of Ramadan; one between two families, one Muslim and one Christian, in Ya'qūb Bibāwī Village in Samallūt, al-Minia governorate. The other one was between al-Sa'āydah and al-Sayādīn families in al-Minia city.
Here is the second episode in a dreadful series of events that appear to have no end in sight. We had thought that the 25 January revolution would open a new chapter in the relations between Muslims and Copts—given their obvious solidarity and sympathy all through the 18-day uprising.
The crisis of Saint John church in al-Qadāmīr, al-Minya, ended on April 8, 2011 after an alternative solutions were proposed, including the construction of a new church to replace a Coptic service building. Copts will be allowed to pray in the old church until works on construction of the new one...
Last Tuesday, a Muslim mob a few thousand strong gathered in front of Mar-Yuhanna (Saint John) church in al-Minya village of al-Qamādīr in Samallūt, some 240km south of Cairo, demanding that the church should be closed. They attacked the church and the Copts’ houses with stones and set on fire...
Al-Sharq al-Awsat, page 7, April 7, 2011, claimed that a number of salfists blocked Saint John Association in al-Minya, where Copts used to pray. As a result hundreds of Copts protested in front the governorate headquarter. 
The Samallūt train shooting was criminal rather than sectarian in nature, according to General Hāmid Rāshid, the Assistant Minister of Interior for Legal Affairs.   Al-Misrī al-Yawm reports that Hāmid made his comments at a joint meeting of several Egyptian parliamentary committees convened to...
The governor of Minya says that ignorant religious dialogue on behalf of certain clerics and priests is the reason behind the recent sectarian aggression in Egypt. Ahmad Diyā’ al-Dīn also blames exaggerated media reports for the tension. As an example, the governor tells how he read a story printed...

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