Posts Tagged ‘Copts’

Amid violence, Egypt’s Christians rely on Muslim friends, worry about future


Burned-out rubble is all that’s left of Christian shopkeeper Abskharon Suleiman’s appliance store in the northern Egyptian village of Sharbat. His home was destroyed as well as shops owned by his adult children – all targeted because they are Christians.    

Egyptian women’s views: Verdict in virginity test case


There have been protests in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, after a military court acquitted an army doctor accused of carrying out forced virginity tests on women activists on Sunday. Ahmed Adel was cleared of indecent behaviour and disobeying army order.    

Romney should focus on religious freedom in the Middle East


Sometimes good policy and good politics coincide. There is no better example of the intersection of the two than the plight of Christians in Arab countries.    

COPTIC SOLIDARITY MEDIA RELEASE In the New Egypt, It’s “Punish the Victim and Crush the Innocent”


Coptic Solidarity strongly urges that the international community, through the United Nations Human Rights Council, appoint a special rapporteur for the Copts in Egypt, particularly in light of the recent evictions, property confiscations and attacks against Copts.    

In Egypt, Christian-Muslim Tension Is On The Rise


Blackened rubble is all that is left of Abskharon Suleiman’s appliance store in the northern Egyptian village of Sharbat.    

Egyptian village expels Coptic families amid sectarian tensions


Eight Christian Coptic families have been evicted from their village in the coastal governorate of Alexandria after violence erupted last month amid rumors of an affair between a Coptic man and a Muslim woman.  

Two Coptic Priests Charged With ‘Incitement’ in Maspero Massacre


Two Coptic priests appeared yesterday before an investigations judge in connection with the events of the Maspero Massacre, in which 28 Copts were killed and 329 injured after being shot and run over by and military Armored Personnel Carriers.    

Egypt: A Year of Attacks on Free Expression


The climate for free expression in Egypt has worsened since Hosni Mubarak was ousted a year ago, Human Rights Watch said today.    

Muslim Council in Egypt Evicts 8 Christian Families, Seizes Their Property


Coptic homes set ablaze by Muslims in Ameriya.. National and international rights groups have consistently criticized the recourse to the so-called “reconciliation meetings” — dubbed “Bedouin sittings” — that take place between Copts and Muslim assailant after every attack on Copts.    

Selma on the Nile


Egypt’s Christians face Islamist lynch mobs    

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