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It's not enough to merely remember that our ancestors were slaves in Egypt. ... For most of the past millennium, Egyptian Jews lived alongside Muslims and Christians in relative harmony. Yes ... A number of Egyptian rulers subjected their Jewish and Christian subjects to discriminatory taxes and restrictions.
Al-Azhar Coptic Christian leaders in Egypt told Al Arabiya.net that during his visit to Egypt, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was direct, clear and ... He also said that the crown prince's visit to the church in Egypt sent a clear and significant message about religious tolerance, accepting others and ...

Some of the most notable examples of Christian participation were Egyptian nuns in Sudan, who travelled 600 km from Sanar to Khartoum to cast their ballots, according to Al-Ahram. Nevine Sobhi, 49, a Christian living in Alexandria, told Egypt Independent that “Even if anyone was running against Sisi, ...
Despite mounting international criticism of el-Sisi's human rights record, many Egyptian Christians see his strong rule, backed by the army, as the main firebreak against the sort of disintegration and sectarian chaos that's gripped neighboring Middle Eastern states such as Iraq and Syria, where the Christian ...
No matter how much the Christians wish to live in a secular society of dignity and justice, they must rely upon oppressive Muslim rulers to safeguard their dignity and justice. Over past decades, Christian-Muslim violence was largely confined to upper (ie southern) Egypt where village sheiks were often ...

Egyptian Christians YouTube / Open DoorsEgypt has risen sharply up the rankings to be named the 17th worst country in the world to be a Christian. He was forced to change schools at the time but now parents at the original school have filed a complaint against him to the governorate's Directorate of ...
"The alleged suicide of a number of Christian soldiers have raised many questions, but there has been a lack of investigations," the activist said. "In many cases, the military spokesman declares data on the development of various issues. So why have they not used the same method to declare facts about ...

Ahead of Egypt vote, most Christians put faith in Sisi ... Cairo - On the streets of Cairo's Shubra district, many Coptic Christians - but not all - say they will support President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in his ... After Morsi's ouster, many of his supporters accused the Christian community of supporting the overthrow.
Three years after 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians were kidnapped and executed by ISIS militants in the city of Sirt in Libya, the Libyan attorney general, Siddiq Soor, agreed to return the bodies upon the request of Egypt's public prosecutor. According to local media sources, the head of the Interrogations ...
An Egyptian court has sentenced 10 people to death and five others to life in prison for forming a "terrorist cell" to plot attacks on security forces and other ... Muslim Brotherhood group and are accused of aiming to assault security personnel and state institutions, target Egypt's Christian minority and disrupt ...
For Egyptian Christians, the danger from Islamists is all too real. In April 2017, churches in Tanta and Alexandria were bombed by extremist Muslims resulting in the slaughter of 43 people, A month later, 28 people were killed when they were traveling near Minya city. Their destination was a monastery in ...
ISIS killers have urged fighters to turn holiday hot-spots in Egypt into bloodbaths by murdering “Christian” tourists. ... the terror group – which controls areas of the Sinai region to the north of the Red Sea resort – is demanding attacks to destabilise the Egyptian government ahead of elections in late March.
Of the 21 Christian expatriate labourers executed by so-called Islamic State, one was Ghanaian and the others Egyptian, 13 of them coming from the Minya village of Al-Aour. More than 500 Coptic Christians who had travelled from across Minya governorate crowded into the church for the dedication ...
Halim said a “majority” of Christians support Sisi and that the incumbent has worked to tighten security following a spate of attacks on Christians that began in 2016 and claimed by the Islamic State group's Egypt affiliate. While the jihadists, based in North Sinai, mainly target security forces, they have also ...
And we already, as Egyptian Christians can withstand anything for our country," says the director of the Catholic Egyptian Centre, Father Boutros Daniel. Since Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi took office in 2014 he has tried to improve conditions for the Coptic Christians, giving them near equal rights and benefits as ...


 

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