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Michael Munīr was born in 1968 in Egypt in Abu Qurqas near Minia to a Coptic Catholic family even though he today considers himself Coptic Orthodox. Munīr refers to his life in Egypt as a member of an oppressed Christian minority without religious freedom, citing this as his reason to emigrate to...
  I was invited on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 by Lieutenant General Sāmī ‘Anān, Chief of Staff of the Egyptian Armed Forces, to attend a closed meeting attended by elite figures from the intellectual, political, media and arts in Egypt, as well as members of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (...
Article two in the Egyptian Constitution seems to be the most problematic issue about the proposed Constitutional amendments. While the majority of Egyptians call for a civil state on the basis of citizenship and equality, many stress the impossibility of omitting or changing article two of the...
After Max Michel and the laymen’s conference, the Coptic Orthodox Church is facing troubles with a new dissident called Ra’ūbīl Istifanus, who established Saint Paul’s church for his new congregation the Sons of the Christ.
The Muslim Brotherhood has been suffering from the massive state drive to detain senior leaders and subscribers of the group. This started when students connected with the group initiated a parade at the Azhar University, which the state saw as demonstration of the group’s force toward the...
The articles in Rose el-Yousef of July 10-16 are not the first ones attacking Christian missionary efforts in Egypt. Whenever Muslims discover attempts to convert Muslims to Christ they react in anger which poisons the climate between Muslims and Christians in Egypt. An overview of articles which...
A special report by Drs. Cornelis Hulsman on the attack on the Coptic Orthodox priest Father Stephanous of al-Maḥallā al-Kubrā, based on personal visits and interviews with the priest himself, close associates, the security authorities and others. Also included is an analysis of the early Egyptian...
During an interview with Al-Usboa, Dr. Abdallah Al-Ebeid tried to explain the position of Islam towards globalization, America and the various satellite TV channels. He also tried to explain the attitude of the Islamic world towards Israel and the ethical problems like rape and the judgment of...
In the last issue of the debate aired by the Qatari Al-Jezira channel between Maurice Sadek, President of the Center for Human rights and National Unity, and Mustafa Bakri, editor-in-chief of Al-Osboa newspaper, Sadek had said that the Egyptian government is a racist government and should be...
The board of the EOHR reversed on December 18 its earlier decision to freeze the activities of the organization The board also promised to continue to battle for legal status, despite efforts by the state to derail the process.
A TV station from Qatar organized a live debate on the American Freedom of Religious Persecution Law and el-Koshh between Mustafa Bakri, editor in chief of Al-Osboa newspaper, and Maurice Sadek, president of the Center for Human Rights and National Unity. Sadek, who defended the recently accepted...
The issue Al-Osboa explored in the last few days about the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights has several consequences. One of them is related to the issue of foreign funding. Another one is related to their activities and efforts in the field of defending human rights.
Egyptian authorities have prevented the lawyers and wife of a human rights leader from visiting him, a rights group said Friday.
Al-Osboa again devoted several pages to human rights organizations in general in Egypt. Since it is not immediately related to the issue of el-Koshh, Muslim-Christian relations or other issues relevant for the RNSAW only some of the headlines in this supplement are given:
It is not a coincidence that every now and then the issue of the funding of human rights organizations pops up, and I believe that the issue will continue to be raised as long as the activists are not abiding in this field by the new morality.
Maurice Sadek encourages complaints of religious persecution. The authors spoke to a Christian journalist who wanted to emigrate and who was encouraged to claim persecution.
Egyptian human rights organizations express their deep concern about the accelerating campaign aiming at sullying the reputation of the human rights movement and questioning its credibility and the patriotism of those running the organizations.
In a new misleading campaign against Egypt, the International Coptic Federation called upon the United Nations and the UN Security Council to intervene to solve the problems of Copts in Egypt.
The international Coptic association, that published an advertisement in one of the biggest American newspapers, against Egypt, received four million dollars from Zionist organizations in the United states, in support of its activities against national unity in Egypt.
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