Egypt

Al Azhar Rejects Reforming ‘Religious Discourse’

November 30, 2016 Featured News
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Coptic Solidarity -Raymonibrahim – 30/11/16 Much of the curriculum of Al Azhar—the Islamic world’s most prestigious university, located in Cairo—is based on Islamic books written in the medieval era or earlier.  These books—histories, biographies of Muhammad, hadith (words and deeds of the latter), tafsirs (Koran exegeses), etc.—are often criticized by more reform-minded Muslims for being too […]

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Messages from HRH The Prince of Wales, the Prime Minister & the Archbishop of Canterbury received as religious freedom is highlighted in annual Coptic New Year (Nayrouz) Service at Westminster Abbey

October 25, 2016 Featured News
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Coptic Orthodox Church – UK  (Media and Communications Office) – 25/10/16 Messages were received from HRH The Prince of Wales, the Prime Minister and the Archbishop of Canterbury as religious freedom was highlighted at the annual Coptic New Year (Nayrouz) Service at St Margaret’s, Westminster Abbey. Addresses were also delivered by HE Ambassador David Saperstein, […]

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THE PATRIARCH OF ALEXANDRIA MEETS WITH THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF CYPRUS

September 24, 2016 Featured News

The Patriarchate of Alexandria – September 2016 On Monday 12th September 2016, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, within the framework of his visit to the Holy Monastery of Kyreneia in Cyprus, went to the Presidential Palace and met with His Excellency Mr. Nikos Anastasiades, President of the Republic […]

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Coptic Bishop in Egypt: “Christians Are Original Inhabitants of the Nation”

September 22, 2016 Featured News
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Coptic Solidarity – Raymond Ibrahim – 21/09/2016 Coptic Christian Bishop Daniel met with the Swiss Minister of exterior at the St. Mark Cathedral in Cairo, the seat of the Coptic Orthodox Church, during the minister’s recent visit. The bishop said that, formally, the Church enjoys good relations with the state and Al Azhar, which represents Islam […]

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The consulus general of The U.S.A. and Russia visit the Patriarch of Alexandria

August 11, 2016 Featured News

Patriarcate of Alexandria – Augsut 2016 On the 2nd and 4rd of August 2016, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa received at the Patriarchal See the visits of the Consuls General of the U.S.A. Mr. Stephen Fakan and of Russia Mr. Rachid Sadikov, respectively and had lengthy and constructive […]

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Coptic Bishop: Egypt’s Christians Attacked ‘Every Two or Three Days’

July 26, 2016 Featured News
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Raymond Ibrahim – Coptic Solidarity – 26/7/16 Also Read: Egypt’s Coptic Pope Warns of Increased Attacks on Christians After the latest round of attacks on Egypt’s Christian minority—which saw at least one Copt stabbed to death and many Christian homes and a church burned—Coptic Bishop Makarious of al-Minya, the region where many of the attacks on Christians […]

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Statement by Bishop Angaelos on increased attacks against Egypt’s Christian Community

July 25, 2016 Featured News
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Coptic Orthodox Church UK – Media and Communications Office- 25/7/16 Statement by His Grace Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom, on increased attacks against Egypt’s Christian community Egypt is undoubtedly going through a formative stage of its contemporary history. Having emerged from uprisings and changes in Government, dealing […]

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Statement by Bishop Angaelos on the attack on the Coptic community in El Karm Village – Menia – Egypt

June 3, 2016 Featured News
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Coptic Orthodox Church UK – Media and Communications Office – 3/6/16 Statement by His Grace Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom on the attack on the Coptic community in El Karm village, Menia, Egypt. Background On 20 May 2016 a violent mob shamefully stripped Soad Thabet, an elderly […]

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Mother Kereya the Abbess & Bishop Ireneaus (Vassiliou) : Miraculous Oil & Orthodox Unity

April 15, 2016 Featured News
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Eastern & Oriental: One Orthodox Faith Fb Group- 15/4/16 – Fr Kyrillos Ibrahim Dear Friends…please enjoy this beautiful story that not only includes several saints but presents us with a great hope for the unity of the Orthodox Churches, Oriental and Eastern! The Following story is told by Mother Erene herself: When Tamav Erene entered the monastery and served Mother Kereya […]

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People Don’t Fast Because They Don’t Know the Meaning of Lent – Archbishop Mark of Berlin and Germany

April 2, 2016 Featured News

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – April 2016 For many people, Great Lent is a time, let’s be honest, of difficulty and sorrow. Statistics show that every year only 3-5% of those who call themselves Orthodox Christians observe Lent, and even those don’t adhere […]

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Egypt: Another Christian Killed in His Military Unit, Supposedly by “Suicide”

February 23, 2016 Featured News

Raymond Ibrahim – Coptic Solidarity – 23/2/16 Another young Coptic Christian conscript has allegedly committed suicide in his unit in Menufia, Egypt, says a February 17 report by MCM (actual date of incident not indicated). According to Maj. Gen. Muhammad Mas‘ud, the 20-year-old Copt known only as Michael “shot a bullet from his firearm into his chest, dying […]

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Egypt: Salafi Party Bans Muslims from Congratulating Christians during Christmas

December 31, 2015 Featured News

Coptic Solidarity  – Raymond Ibrahim- 31/12/15 Shiekh Sameh Abdel Hamid Hamouda, a leader of Egypt’s Salafis, has issued a fatwa banning Muslims from congratulating Christians during their Christmas celebrations. According to Hamouda’s fatwa, Muslims are permitted to greet Christians over more generic celebrations, such as birthdays or weddings.  However, congratulating Christians over their religious celebrations—such as […]

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MESSAGE OF HIS BEATITUDE THEOPHILOS – PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM ON THE OCCASION OF CHRISTMAS 2015

December 26, 2015 Featured News

December 2015 Today Bethlehem welcomes the one who sits for ever by the Father, today angels godly praise the born infant, glory to God in the highest heaven and on earth peace, good will to people.  (Idiomelon of Christmas Matins). The One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Orthodox Church of Christ across the world celebrates today as it pastorally declares […]

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Encyclical from The Ecumenical Patriarch on the feast of the Nativity – 2015

December 23, 2015 Featured News

December-January 2015 By the mercy of God, Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch: grace, mercy, and peace to all the fullness of the Church from Christ, the Saviour born in Bethlehem. Brethren and beloved children in the Lord, The sweetness of the Holy Night of Christmas once again envelops the world, and in the […]

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Bishop Angaelos delivers keynote address at international conference in Rome on the Christian response to persecution

December 18, 2015 Featured News

18/12/15 – Coptic Orthodox Chuch of United Kingdom His Grace Bishop Angaelos delivers keynote address at international conference in Rome on the Christian response to persecution. After a short introduction by Daniel Philpott, Associate Professor of Political Science and Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame, His Grace Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the […]

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METROPOLITAN HILARION OF VOLOKOLAMSK MEETS WITH HIERARCHS OF THE COPTIC CHURCH

December 14, 2015 Featured News

On 9 December 2015, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with a delegation of the Coptic Church in the parish house of the Church of “Joy to All the Afflicted” icon of the Mother of God. The delegation, which has arrived in Moscow with the […]

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Raymond Ibrahim on Redeemer Broadcasting

December 1, 2015 News

Raymond Ibrahim – November -December 2015 I was recently interviewed on Redeemer Broadcasting’s “A Plain Answer,” with Dan Elmendorf. Many topics were discussed in the nearly 30-minute discussion, including the historic rise of Islam, past and present Christian martyrdom, Egypt’s Sisi and the Coptic plight, and a number of Islamic doctrines, including those of abrogation, loyalty […]

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The Letter of Prophet Muhammad to the Orthodox Monks of St. Catherine Monastery in Mount Sinai

November 30, 2015 Featured News
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The Higher Learning.com – 30/11/15 Visit Mount Sinai Monastery Website here: Read more on the Autocephalous Orthodox Church of Mount Sinai: Also Read – Covenant of Prophet Muhammad with the Monks of Mt. Sinai Ashtiname of Muhammad: Prophet Muhammad ‘s Letter to the Monks of St. Catherine in Mt. Sinai offering protection religious freedom and peace. […]

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Sinai crash: St.Petersburg’s bells toll for each of 224 victims as new intel says bomb to blame

November 9, 2015 Featured News
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 RT- 8/11/15 Moscow: Thousands of people in St. Petersburg’s main cathedral commemorated the victims of the plane crash in the Sinai desert on October 31. Experts are homing in on the cause of the incident, while thousands remain stranded in Egypt as flights are suspended. It took 37 minutes for the 10-ton bell of the […]

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Newsmax Video: Raymond Ibrahim on Downed Russian Flight and Egypt

November 9, 2015 Featured News

Raymond Ibrahim -8/11/15 Earlier today I was interviewed by JD Hayworth on Newsmax TV.  We discussed the significance of the downed Russian flight over Sinai — including how it ultimately belies ISIS’ weakness vis-a-vis heavy Russian bombardments — and the amorphous nature of Islamist groups in Sisi’s Egypt and elsewhere.  The segment begins right around the […]

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Radio Interview: Raymond Ibrahim on Jihad and Forced Conversions

November 9, 2015 Featured News

Raymond Ibrahim – November 2015 I was recently interviewed on Reel Talk with Audrey Russo.  Among other topics we discussed Iraq’s Grand Ayatollah’s comments on “defensive jihad” and “offensive jihad,” and how Coptic Christians were being abducted in Egypt and tortured to renounce Christianity and embrace Islam.Click here for the 20-minute interview. Source:    

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