Archive for March, 2011

Coptic Christians attacked by Egyptian military after suspending demonstrations


Dozens of Christian demonstrators have been attacked by Egyptian Armed Forces despite agreeing to suspend a sit-in protest outside the state-run television building that lasted 9 days.

Army violently disperses new Copts’ protest


The military forcefully disperses thousands of Copts marching on Maspero from Shubra, protesting the violent expulsion of pro-Coptic sit-in demonstrators on Sunday

Pro-democracy activists allege torture by Egyptian soldiers


­A patchwork of blood-red welts and purple bruises cover Ramy Essam’s back, from his neck down to his thighs. His scars are evidence, he said, that violent groups linked to ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s regime are trying to subvert the revolution.

13 killed in clashes between Copts and Muslims in Egypt

Clashes in Cairo's Tahrir Square

Egypt suffered the deadliest unrest since President Hosni Mubarak’s ouster when clashes Wednesday between Muslims and Coptic Christians left 13 dead and 140 injured.

Media Release – Wave of sectarian violence throughout Egypt


Following the historic people’s revolution in Egypt which started on the 25th January 2011 and ended with the fall of Mubarak on the 11th February 2011, a wave of sectarian violence has spread through out the land Egypt, from the south of the country to the heart of Cairo. Below is a list of the […]

Mubarak Regime ‘Provoked’ Attacks on Christians


CAIRO (IPS) — Ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak portrayed himself as a paradigm of stability in a country he once described as a “powder keg” of sectarian unrest.

Nearly 4000 Muslims Attack Christian Homes in Egypt, Torch Church


(AINA) — A mob of nearly four thousand Muslims has attacked Coptic homes this evening in the village of Soul, Atfif in Helwan Governorate, 30 kilometers from Cairo, and torched the Church of St. Mina and St. George.

Al-Qaida No. 2 Alleges Incitement By Egypt’s Copts

Ayman al-Zawahri

The deputy to Osama bin Laden issued al-Qaida’s second message since the Egyptian uprising, accusing the nation’s Christian leadership of inciting interfaith tensions and denying that the terror network was behind last month’s bombing of a Coptic church in Alexandria that killed 21 and sparked protests. The message Friday from Ayman al-Zawahri, the No. 2 […]

Egypt’s attorney general forbids Mubarak from leaving country


Egypt’s attorney general issued an order Monday freezing the assets of former President Hosni Mubarak and his family and prohibiting them from leaving the country.

The Australian Coptic Movement (ACM) meets with the Hon Tony Abbott, Leader of the Opposition.


On Friday 25/2/11, The ACM held a meeting with the Hon Tony Abbott MP, Federal Leader of the Opposition and the Member of Warringah. The meeting, which lasted 45 minutes, revolved around the Egyptian Revolution and the Coptic predicament.  The Hon Phillip Ruddock MP, Member for Berowra and former Attorney General was also in attendance.

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