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Fayoum: Islamic extremists attack Coptic church, wounding pastor
A crowd, incited by a Salafi leader, attacked the church of Saint Georgas. The Cross on the dome destroyed, part of the interior and the sacred images devastated. The police witnessed the violence, but did not intervene. Fr. Domadios saved by a Muslim family. In recent months, extremists had opened a hole in the wall to "monitor" his activities.
Crowd of 3 thousand Muslims attack a Coptic Christian community, 25 injured
Faithful were gathered in prayer when attack occurred. There were four priests, one deacon and 400 parishioners in the building, women and children also targeted. Fundamentalists fury, egged on by the imam, unleashed by the rumour that the Christians are building a new church. In reality it is a hospice.
30/12/2016 10:28:00 EGYPT-US
Government and Christians against US interference in Church reconstruction
US Congress discusses a law authorizing the supervision of the work of reconstruction of churches and buildings destroyed by Islamic extremists. 84 in total from 2013 to the present. Cairo authorities and Christian groups call the norm illegitimate form of interference. Fr. Greiche: Where was the United States when the Muslim Brotherhood burned the churches?
13/10/2017 11:47:00 EGYPT
Coptic priest killed in stabbing incident in Cairo outskirts, executed by an extremist
The murder took place in El-Marg, a north-east suburb of the capital. Local sources speak of "hate crime" carried out by an element close to fundamentalism. The police have found and detained the assailant, now being questioned. Egyptian Christians targeted by Islamic extremism.
28/12/2017 14:21:00 EGYPT
Islamic parliamentarian wants to criminalize atheism. Fr. Rafic: Political liberticide
The vice-president of the commission for religious affairs wants to punish an “erroneous" phenomenon that insults "the Abrahamic religions". The proposal supported by high ranking figures in al-Azhar. Spokesperson Catholic Church: "wrong" norm that affects personal liberties. Christmas celebrations "without incidents", but "the alert remains high".
Muslim scholar: Mohammed Morsi is the most unfortunate politician in Egypt
For professor Wael Farouq, among the leading intellectuals of the Jasmine revolution, 50% of Egyptians expect concrete answers from the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood. This could be his undoing. Morsi's victory is a defeat for the ideals of the revolution. Suspicions about a compromise between Islamists and the military to share power.
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