Tag Archives: Copts

Egyptian Aak 2016- Week 21 ( May 23- 29)

Top Headlines Elderly Christian woman was stripped naked and paraded through streets by mob in southern Egypt. Thursday Search teams have picked up a beacon possibly from Egypt Air Flight 804, narrowing the search radius. Friday Egypt deported a French … Continue reading

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On Copts of Egypt: A Personal Journey

Cairo ___ many years ago, my primary school teacher took me aside and gave me a stern ultimatum. Either cut my links with one of my friends, “C,” or my school performance would be affected. In my teacher’s view, “C” … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2015 – Week 19 ( May 4 – 10)

A Hosni Mubarak supporter performs a traditional Sufi folk dance during his birthday- via Al-Monitor Main Headlines  Monday Egypt’s defense council approves of extension of military missions outside borders Egypt’s deposed president Mubarak turns 87 Two foreign companies will help … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2015 – Week 8 ( Feb 16 – 22)

(Relatives of Egyptian Coptic men killed in Libya mourn in al-Our village, south of Egypt. (Photo by Asmaa Waguih/Reuters) Main Headlines  Monday Egypt strikes IS in Libya Egypt launches second wave of airstrikes in coordination with Libyan military In Minya, … Continue reading

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ISIS digs out old grievances to attack Copts

The Islamic State has released a video of the beheading of Egyptian Christians in Libya. The chilling video surfaced following an article published in the group’s magazine Dabiq showing photos of twenty-one Coptic Egyptians kidnapped by militants in Libya. According … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2015 – Week 1 ( Dec 29- Jan 4)

( Amal Clooney, photo via Thanassis Stavrakis/Pool/Getty) Main Headlines Monday  Sisi: Wide-scale governors’ reshuffle in January Al Jazeera journalists mark 1 year anniversary of imprisonment in Egypt Australian FM: Hopes dim Egypt to release Australian Al Jazeera journalist soon North … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak. Week 43

Main Headlines  Monday The attack on Warraq church: From wedding to funeral Egyptian Christians fear chaos after wedding bloodshed Egypt supports Saudi Arabia’s rejectionof UNSC seat Military intelligence denies illegal dealwith kidnappers of Egyptian drivers in Libya Ansar Bayt al-Maqdisclaims … Continue reading

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By snubbing Copts on their holiest day, Egypt’s Morsi failed as President

(Coptic Pope Tawadros II, as he arrives to celebrate Easter mass at Cairo’s main cathedral on May 4, 2013. Reuters) This piece was published yesterday in The Globe And Mail, here is another copy in case you missed it. On late Saturday, … Continue reading

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‘Non’- Romantic Sectarianism

If your Lord had pleased, surely all those who are on the earth would have believed, all of them; will you then force men till they become believers? __ Quran 10.99 Originally published in Daily News Egypt Beni Suef– A story of … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak: Week 14

 (Coffins of dead Copts following Saturday sectarian clashes – Twitter  via @auscma) Main Headlines Monday Shura Council moves to allow religious slogans in campaigns Another report filed against satirist Bassem Youssef  First Iranian tourists arrive in Egypt amid tight security … Continue reading

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