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This text was first published in Christianity Today on January 23, 2012. Please click here for the link.Egypt’s parliamentary elections are over. While noting irregularities, former US president Jimmy Carter, through his Carter Center for promoting democracy, has judged the elections to be “...
[This is a full transcript of an interview made on December 2, 2011] The results of the first round of the Egyptian elections show that Islamist parties appear to have won by a landslide. The Muslim Brotherhood created the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) that has apparently received 40-45 percent...
CH: We received this document from the Azhar through Dr. Nagia Abdelmoghney Said. The Azhar document is dated June 19, 2011. It was referred to in a recent meeting with Yousef Sidhom, editor-in-chief of Watani, and several others. It thus is an important document to refer to.  
Copts have gone through a day of fear over rumors on the internet and satellite channels regarding salafists kidnapping and assaulting women.
Yūsuf Sidhum provides a contextual analysis of the recent attack on the Church of the Two Saints, Saint Mark and Pope Peter in Alexandria. He says that even though authorities suspect foreign involvement in the terror plot, the attack could not have been carried out unless the foreign groups in...
In this editorial, Yūsuf Sidhum comments on the outpouring of anger on behalf of many Coptic Christians following the attack on a church in Alexandria that left 24 dead. Sidhum alleges that this reaction comes not only because of the recent bombing, but as the result of a "long history of blatant...
Anba Barnaba, Bishop of Rome, talks to Watani about the Copts in Italy and those in Egypt. He speaks of immigration, integration, discrimination, and the Egyptian nationality for all Copts.
This article outlines Sidhom’s concerns regarding the 2010 report by the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) in relation to sectarian incidents in the past two years. He criticizes the report for not giving enough viable ways in which to alleviate the current situation of sectarian...
This article is a review of the life and work of Watani’s founder, Antoun Sidhom.
Youssef Sidhom continues to review the “Sectarian violence throughout two years”, recently issued by the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR). On the whole the EIPR concludes that the state has no clear means to control these incidents, for the government denies that sectarian violence is...

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