» 02/04/2011, 00.00
ISLAM - EGYPT
Bishops of North Africa: Egypt and Tunisia claiming freedom and dignity
The Bishops of Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Libya and Western Sahara appreciate demonstrations by young people. They are an opportunity for dialogue between Christians and Muslims. So far the demonstrations in Egypt and Tunisia have not taken on Islamist connotations.
Egypt’s revolution belongs to the young people, not the Muslim Brotherhood
The real protagonists of change are young Christians and Muslims. Muslim Brotherhood trying to highjack transition. Fear and silence of Church authorities. Accounts of real "national unity". The analysis of a noted political analyst and director of the Jesuit Cultural Centre of Alexandria.
Cairo: anti-Mubarak protests continue, at least 50 dead from clashes
Thousands of demonstrators occupy the streets of major cities. The government has announced its resignation, but people want the "fall of the regime”. Mobile phone lines partly restored, internet still down. Obama calls for non-violent response of the Egyptian government, China censors the word "Egypt" on the web.
Shenouda III urges Copts to vote en masse for moderate Muslims if need be
The head of the Coptic Orthodox Church stresses the importance of Christians for the country’s stability and future. Citizenship committees are being organised at the parish level to push Christians to become engaged in politics. Experts warn against a new military regime in Egypt, look favourably to the Tunisian model.
16/08/2013 EGYPT - ISLAM
Muslim Brotherhood calls for 'Friday of Anger' as Cairo death toll rises along with number of torched Christian buildings
Brotherhood members will converge from all the mosques to Ramses Square after Friday prayers. Anti-Morsi groups ready to defend Christian churches, shops and homes. Mosques full of corpses, like morgues. The condemnation of the international community.
12/04/2013 EGYPT - ISLAM
Egypt, Parliament gives green light to use of religious slogans during election campaign
The amendment also allows propaganda in places of worship. It was approved by Islamist majority votes. Democratic parties critical, Copt MPs and the president of the chamber. Theywarn: "The new regulation incites religious hatred." Death toll from April 5 clashes in al-Khosous suburb rises to seven.
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