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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...
Al-Ahrām reports Wednesday that Arab media have given major attention to the interview granted to the paper on Monday by Habīb al-‘Ādlī, the Egyptian Minister of the Interior, in which he revealed information about the attack on the Church of the Two Saints in Alexandria on New Year’s Day.   It...
Dr. Mufīd Shihāb says that traditional Coptic demands in Egypt should not be linked to the attack on the Church of the Two Saints in Alexandria, according to opposition al-Aḥrār.   The Minister of Legal Affairs and Legislative Councils said the church attack was a terrorist operation that aimed to...
Practically all Egyptian newspapers devote massive coverage to the announcement on Sunday that the Palestinian Army of Islam, a Gaza-based group said to be linked to al-Qā‘idah, was responsible for the bombing of the Church of the Two Saints, Saint Mark and Pope Peter, early on New Year’s Day.  
Īmān Ibrāhīm visited the street in Alexandria where the attack on the Church of the Two Saints, Saint Mark and Pope Peter took place.   She interviewed many of the people living there, both Muslims and Christian, all of whom agree that their neighborhood has undergone significant sectarian tension...
Pope Shenouda III has not attended his biweekly sermon in Alexandria for four straight months, according to al-Shurūq al-Jadīd.   Coptic Orthodox Community Council Secretary Kamil Saddiq says that the pope’s nonattendance this week is most likely because he is busy with administrative and...
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...
The article of ‘Abd al-‘Azīz reports about the Azhar’s indefinite suspension of interfaith dialogue with the Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI’s repeated criticism on Islam and his calls for increased protection of Christians in Egypt and the Middle East are named as main reasons for the Azhar’s freeze of...
Bashīr 'Īsá writes that the attack on the Church of the Two Saints, Saint Mark and Pope Peter in Alexandria is not different than the November attack at the Our Lady of Salvation Church in Baghdad. The author is surprised at what she sees as the double standard of Egyptians in reacting to religious...

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