Egypt’s ‘Security Threats’: Churches

The Christians of Nag Shenouda celebrated Easter 2015 in the street after local Muslims rioted and burned down their temporary worship tent, and attacked their religious service at a home.

Raymond Ibrahim - Gatestone Institute - 16/2/16 On February 1, Tharwat Bukhit, a Coptic Christian member of Egypt’s parliament, said that “there are approximately 50 churches in Egypt that are closed for reasons of security.”  In 2011—when the “Arab Spring” began—the nation’s Christians had compiled a list of 43 churches that were shut down by local authorities over the ...

Exposed: Egypt’s Institutionalized Persecution of Coptic Christians

Raymond Ibrahim - Coptic Solidarity  - May 2015 In a 25-minute interview on Arabic satellite TV with Dr. Mona Roman, Coptic Christian Bishop Agathon fully exposed the plight of his Christian flock in Minya, Egypt—a region that has a large Coptic minority that is steadily under attack. While several important points were made, most notable was that the Egyptian State ...