» 01/21/2012, 00.00
Egyptian extremists against Copts, two wounded, houses burned and churches attacked
The Salafis attack the religious minority to prevent them from voting. In the raid-Rahmaniya Kebly a boy was hit by a bullet, one man has facial injuries. Police and firefighters intentional delay their intervention. In the province of Qaliubia a Christian place of worship attacked.
Threat of civil war looms over Egypt, an appeal to the international community
The spokesman of the Catholic Churches of Egypt calls on the international community to intervene to prevent the rise of an Islamic regime. The army locks down the capital to prevent further clashes between Christians and Muslims. Those who foment religious hatred could be sentenced to death.
Vote rigging and religious manipulation allows ‘Yes’ to win in constitutional referendum
About 77 per cent of voters say yes to changes. The outcome has disappointed many of those who took part in the revolution. They were hoping for a more radical transformation of the constitution. Sharia remains the principal source for Egyptian law. Speaking to AsiaNews, source slams manipulation by Muslim Brotherhood.
Shenouda III, Patriarch of the Copts, dies
He was 88 years. He ruled the Coptic Church for over 40years. The condolences of the mufti and the Muslim Brotherhood. He had conflicts with Anwar Sadat, who forced him under house arrest inWadi Natroun. He was critical of Mubarak because he did not defend the Christians against attacks by extremists, but supported him until the last. For the patriarch Christians and Muslims together make up the Egyptian nation and the Christians long before the arrival of Islam.
Young Muslim: We can only rebuild Egypt together with Christians
Mohamed Elhariry, a young businessman in Cairo, reveals the on the ground reality of life in recent months in Egypt. The young man says the Muslim Brotherhood "have lied to everyone, they never wanted a democratic state. The real Egypt is multi-denominational".
Egypt’s obscure law on religious buildings. Doubts of the Christian communities
The draft stipulates that religious buildings must be at least 1 km from other existing buildings, but it does not explain whether mosques or churches. Also challenged the minimum size of 1000 square meters and regional governors management of permits.
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