Archive for December, 2011

Islamist parties’ electoral success in Egypt has Copts worried

Egypt's Coptic Christians

Coptic Christians are anxiously watching a theological and political battle between Muslim parties expected to win 60% of parliament seats. The struggle will define an emerging political Islam.    

Egypt’s Christians deserve a democratic future too


A new Egyptian government must work for the good of all its citizens, regardless of their religion.    

ACM statement on Egyptian parliamentary election


The first round of Egypt’s complex parliamentary election process is complete. The elections went ahead despite turmoil in recent weeks where at least 40 pro-democracy protestors were killed by Egyptian security forces and thousands more injured in scenes reminiscent of the Revolution earlier this year.    

Egypt’s Christians worried by Islamist surge


Egyptian Copts, the Middle East’s biggest Christian community, headed to mass on Sunday fearful of what an Islamist landslide in the country’s election will mean for their community.    

Thousands of Muslims Attack Christians in Egypt, 2 Killed, Homes and Stores Torched


Thousands of Muslims attacked and besieged Copts in elGhorayzat village, population 80,000, killing two Copts and severely wounding others, as well as looting and torching homes and businesses.

Egypt Elections: Facts and Figures on the Muslim Brotherhood


Dec. 1  — Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, which set up the Freedom and Justice Party, is expected to emerge as the strongest player in parliamentary elections that end in January. Following are facts and figures on one of the world’s oldest Islamist groups

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