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A huge fire broke out in the Church of the Virgin Mary in ʿAin Shams, northeast of Cairo. The building has been evacuated and ten fire engines are fighting against the fire to this very moment.  
Major General 'Abd al-'Azīz Qūrah received notification of hundreds of villagers gathering in front of a Muslim’s house following these rumors. Consequently, the security forces managed to control the situation and the investigation revealed that the owner of the burnt house was making bread when...
Due to a new rumor claiming that Copts had attacked a Muslim house and set it on fire, the clashes began again in Banī Ahmed al-Sharqīya. This led to a security alert to contain the clashes (Hasan 'Abd al-Ghafār, al-Yawm al-Sābi', Aug. 9).Read original text in Arabic.
Egypt is currently witnessing major developments like the new president’s performance, the lineup of the presidential team and the cabinet and disastrous lawlessness but this should not make Egyptians ignore the main battle, the writing of a new constitution. Egyptians have to be vigilant otherwise...
The idea of patronizing, not presiding over, the church is now an issue raised for debating as the patronization of the congregation of the Coptic Orthodox Church is totally different from the idea of having the clergymen presiding over the church. ['Awnī Barsūm, al-Ahrām, Aug. 5, p. 10] Read...
The conciliatory session, in which the president's advisor, a delegation from the Shūrá Council, the deputy shaykh of the Azhar and the governor of Giza took part, successfully calmed the tension in Dahshūr after clashes erupted there between two Muslim and Christian families. Mu'āz Muhammad Hasab...
Egypt is currently witnessing major developments like the new president’s performance, the lineup of the presidential team and the cabinet and disastrous lawlessness but this should not make Egyptians ignore the main battle, the writing of a new constitution. Egyptians have to be vigilant otherwise...
The idea of patronizing, not presiding over, the church is now an issue raised for debating as the patronization of the congregation of the Coptic Orthodox Church is totally different from the idea of having the clergymen presiding over the church. ['Awnī Barsūm, al-Ahrām, Aug. 5, p. 10] Read...
The conciliatory session, in which the president's advisor, a delegation from the Shūrá Council, the deputy shaykh of the Azhar and the governor of Giza took part, successfully calmed the tension in Dahshūr after clashes erupted there between two Muslim and Christian families. Mu'āz Muhammad Hasab...
Egypt is currently witnessing major developments like the new president’s performance, the lineup of the presidential team and the cabinet and disastrous lawlessness but this should not make Egyptians ignore the main battle, the writing of a new constitution. Egyptians have to be vigilant otherwise...
President Muhammad Mursī ordered the authorities concerned to secure the return of Coptic families who left their homes during last week's deplorable incidents of unrest in the impoverished Giza district of Dahshūr and firmly enforce the law in order to preserve peaceful coexistence. Presidential...
Dozens of Copts staged protests outside the Assiut Security Department after a Christian bride disappeared on her wedding night. The department had received a report on Thursday (Aug. 1) from Haddāth Kāmil, who lives in the village of 'Arab al-Qadādīh, Abnūb township, that his daughter Dīnā was...
Egypt is currently witnessing major developments like the new president’s performance, the lineup of the presidential team and the cabinet and disastrous lawlessness but this should not make Egyptians ignore the main battle, the writing of a new constitution. Egyptians have to be vigilant otherwise...
The 1938 Copts League called for abolishing the text about non-Muslims' recourse to their own laws in the new constitution and demanded approval to allow divorce and civil marriage as well as preventing the religious authorities from interfering in matters of marriage, divorce and freedom to change...
Objections by the constituent assembly's drafting committee over certain articles postponed debates on the article pertaining to the freedom of belief, namely the confinement of practicing religious rituals to only the three divine religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. [Muhammad Gharīb, al-...
Meanwhile, 'Ādil 'Afīfī, the leader of the salafī al-Asālah (Authenticity) Party, said that the presence of a Coptic vice president in the presidential team "divides the society on sectarian basis," adding salafists refuse this. He added that if Article II of the constitution did not contain the...
General Bishop Theodosius of Giza said the incidents in Dahshūr were not a fitnah tā'fīyah but rather thuggish acts under the guise of religion, denouncing the "new drive" of mass expulsion of Copts. "The two persons who fanned the flames of the incidents were friends in the first place. Part of...
The conciliatory session, in which the president's advisor, a delegation from the Shūrá Council, the deputy shaykh of the Azhar and the governor of Giza took part, successfully calmed the tension in Dahshūr after clashes erupted there between two Muslim and Christian families. Mu'āz Muhammad Hasab...
Al-Jamā'ah al-Islāmīyah said that the regrettable incidents in Dahshūr did not amount to a sectarian fitnah but were rather extension of an individual problem between two persons that had no religious dimension. The Jamā'ah, in a statement, said that it is not acceptable at all from a Muslim...
Muftī of the Republic Dr. 'Alī Jum'ah said that the protection of Christian minority is a religious duty that must be shouldered by the Muslim majority, urging quick, fair and deterring trials against the perpetrators involved in the Dahshūr incidents. Commenting on rumors about the construction of...

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