Egypt: Coptic Christians Face Persecution

Protests broke out in Asyut on 23rd February after the funeral of a Coptic Priest, stabbed in his home on Monday 21st February, with around 3,000 Copts attacking shops and cars owned by Muslims, according to the UN. Gamaa Islamiyah, a Salafist group that renounced violence years ago, condemned the murder and called for restraint. … Read more Egypt: Coptic Christians Face Persecution

Egypt: Ending Sectarianism is Next Hurdle

“Say oh Hussein, Say oh Bulus, Tomorrow Egypt will follow Tunis”- was a chant commonly heard in the streets of Egypt in the weeks leading up to the fall of Mubarak on the 11th February. The two names, Hussein and Bulus are telling- both are commonly found in Egypt although the former isalmost exclusively a … Read more Egypt: Ending Sectarianism is Next Hurdle