Egypt’s Copts willing to support MB-led coalition

12/2/2012 Cairo: The patriarch of Egypt's Coptic Church has expressed willingness to support a new government led by the Muslim Brotherhood, days after the largest political party demanded that the incumbent military-appointed cabinet be sacked to make way for a coalition government. Pope Shenouda III of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria has expressed willingness to ...

Coptic official warns Islamists of oppressing citizens

Al-Masry Al-Youm 12/01/2012 A Coptic official on Thursday warned the Islamists of oppressing the people should they come to power. “Muslims and Christians suffer from the behavior of some extremists from both sides,” Deputy Minister of Religious Endowments Mohamed Abu Hatab said during a seminar organized by the Evangelical Communion in Alexandria to discuss religious co-existence. “How can ...

Egypt copts react to Islamist Electoral Win

4/12/2011 For Egypt's Coptic Christians, the win of the Islamists at the ballot box was no surprise. Opinion is divided, however, on how to react: stay and fight for equal rights, or leave. It is an understatement to say that 2011 has been a difficult year for Egypt’s exhausted Christians. It began with the bombing of the Two ...

Brotherhood leaders announce they’ll implement Sharia, set off Storm

17/04/2011 Mahmoud Ezzat, the Muslim Brotherhood's deputy Supreme Guide, said in a forum held in the Cairo district of Imbaba on Thursday that the group wants to establish an Islamic state after it achieves widespread popularity through its Freedom and Justice Party. Meanwhile, Brotherhood leader Saad al-Husseiny, said at the forum that the group aims to ...

Alexandria Copts shun Brotherhood political party Invitation

Ragab Ramadan 30/03/2011 A number of Copts and Christian leaders in Alexandria have rejected a Muslim Brotherhood invitation to join the group's proposed Freedom and Justice Party. They attributed their rejection to the principles and goals of the party, which they described as obscure. They said the planned party is based on religion, which is unacceptable to ...