Copts

By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 28th, 2013
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The single greatest priority of the United States and other Western governments towards Egypt should be to encourage the drafting of a constitution based on full equality of all citizens. This means the new constitution cannot be based in Sharia law. The US and EU claim to care about human rights and...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 10th, 2013
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By Abdulrahman Al-Rashed Neither imams nor members of the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafist movements would be able to protect the Egyptian presidency from the wrath of the people when they pay more pounds for one dollar. Every single citizen will pay a dear price, not just the protesters in Tahrir Squ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 20th, 2012
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In the fall of 2005, a cheerful editorial appeared in The Guardian urging its leftist readers not to fear the Muslim Brotherhood. Identifying himself as the Vice-President of the Muslim Brotherhood, Khairat El-Shater wrote, “The success of the Muslim Brotherhood should not frighten anybody: we respec...
By IndepthAfrica
In Egypt
Dec 31st, 2011
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Cairo – Sectarian clashes broke out in the southern Egyptian province of Assiut after a Christian student posted a drawing of the Muslim prophet on the internet, officials said on Saturday. The clashes, which spread to three villages, saw several Christian homes burned and left five police offi...
By benim
In Egypt
May 19th, 2011
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Egypt’s Coptic Christians extended a 12-day protest meant to end on Thursday, complaining the government failed to live up to a pledge to reopen all churches that had been closed. The sit-in demonstration in Cairo was prolonged after the Copts said they got word that the licence for one church ...
By benim
In Libya
May 15th, 2011
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Egypt’s Pope Shenouda, head of the Orthodox Coptic church, called on Christians to abandon a demonstration against attacks on their community after a clash overnight left 78 wounded. Christians have been gathered for more than a week in front of the state television building to call for equal r...
By benim
In Egypt
May 12th, 2011
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Egypt’s military warned on Thursday it will strike down sectarianism, as Muslims and Christians prepared to hold a unity rally denouncing attacks on Cairo churches. The military, in power since president Hosni Mubarak’s overthrow in February, struggled to contain the violent clashes on Sa...
By benim
In Conflict/Tragedy
May 9th, 2011
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Egypt’s Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) said on Sunday in a statement that 190 people detained in Muslims and Coptics clashes overnight in Cairo will face military trial. The council ordered to transfer all those arrested in connection with Saturday’s events, to the Supreme Militar...
By benim
In Egypt
Apr 25th, 2011
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Egypt’s premier suspended a Christian governor linked to the ousted Mubarak regime after his appointment sparked protests in restive Qena province, state news agency MENA reported on Monday. Prime Minister Essam Sharaf ordered Emad Mikhail suspended for three months in a bid to contain anger in...