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According to what Pope Tawāḍrūs II announced, the number of Christians in Egypt as of now has reached 15 million in addition to another two million living abroad in 60 different countries across the world.  Christians make up close to 15% of the Egyptian people.  Despite these large numbers, their...
Al-Nu`mān ibn al-Mundhir, Michel Aflaq, George Ḥabash, al-Akhṭal, Fayrūz, the Raḥbānī Brothers, Ḥātim al-Ṭā’ī, Maiy Zayādah, and Yūsuf Shahīn: all [Christian] names one could not imagine the Arab world without. Although the number of Christians in the Arab world has quadrupled over the 20th century...
Background: Yūsuf Shāhīn, born on (25.1.1926–27.7.2008), was a prominent Coptic Christian film director and was active in the Egyptian film industry from the 1950s until his death on July 27, 2008. He is best known for controversial themes present in his movies and the legal issues he had regarding...
Background: Al-Muhājir (translation: the Immigrant, common spelling: El Muhager), a film by the Coptic Christian film director Yūsuf Shāhīn, caused uproar when it screened in Egyptian cinemas, especially as it had not been prevented by authorities after Islamists sued the film and its crew. Yūsuf...
Background: Dr. Muḥammad Saʿīd al-ʿAshmāwī (1932 – 7.11.2013) was an Egyptian Supreme Court judge and former head of the Court of State Security. He was a specialist in comparative and Islamic Law at Cairo University and is often described as “one of the most influential liberal Islamic thinkers...
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...
Drs. Hulsman introduces the number of articles in this issue that deal with the incidents surrounding the monastery of Abu Fana.
It is not true that the movie Kingdom of Heaven has been fair to Arabs and tolerant of Islam. On the contrary, it supported the everlasting Western theory of depicting European commanders as having immense human kindness and that they only enter wars for the sake of the people, while the Arabs...
This review deals with Minister of Culture Fārūq Husnī’s latest remarks in which he described the Ḥijāb as "a relapse backward," stimulating public controversy and anger in parliament. The ruling party, opposition and independents agreed on the need to have the minister tender his resignation...
SAT7 is also only concerned with broadcasting Christian material, but a number of famous Coptic artists have refused to have any relation whatsoever with the channel.

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