A Global War on Christians in the Muslim World?

John L. EspositoProfessor of Religion and International Affairs, Georgetown University 25/2/2012 Religious minorities in the Muslim world today, constitutionally entitled in many countries to equality of citizenship and religious freedom, increasingly fear the erosion of those rights -- and with good reason. Inter-religious and inter-communal tensions and conflicts from Nigeria and Egypt and Sudan, to Iraq, Afghanistan, ...

Egypt: Islam: One year after the massacre of Christians in Alexandria, Egypt seeks a way forward

 Blood-spattered mural at Coptic Orthodox church in Egypt.

1/1/2012 The persecution against Christians mingled with violence against the Arab revolution. In a year more than 1000 dead, thousands injured, 1200 have lost one or both eyes, because the police shoot at eye level. One year has passed since the terrible massacre in the Church of the Two Saints, in Alexandria on New Year’s eve last ...

Egyptian Muslims, Christians clash over prophet cartoon

A soldier stands guard near the Saint Mary church which was set on fire during clashes between Muslims and Christians on Saturday in the heavily populated area of Imbaba in Cairo earlier this year. Image by: ASMAA WAGUIH / REUTERS

31/12/2011 Sectarian clashes broke out in the southern Egyptian province of Assiut after a Christian student posted a drawing of the Muslim prophet on the Internet, officials said on Saturday. The clashes, which spread to three villages, saw several Christian homes burned and left five police officers injured, a security official told AFP. On Thursday, dozens of Muslims ...

Muslim Brotherhood to protect churches on Coptic Christmas

Muslim Brotherhood's Mahmoud Ezzat (Photo: Internet)

Ahram Online 28/12/2011 Brotherhood vows to form 'popular committees' to guard churches on Coptic Christmas in expression of national unity. The Muslim Brotherhood has called on Egypt’s ruling military ‎council to provide security for Christian churches during Coptic ‎Christmas celebrations on 7 January as it did for polling stations ‎during the first two rounds of parliamentary elections.‎ In a ...

Egypt Press: Coptic Christmas, church bombing and its Aftermath

By Mohamed Abdel Salam 9/1/2011 CAIRO: Egypt`s press last week focused on the bombing of a church in Alexandria which killed 23 and injured 100. The press highlighted solidarity movements with the victims and the attendance of the Coptic Christmas mass Thursday night by high-profile persons. Services were held amid protests, silent marches, and hundreds mourning ...

Egypt reinforces security in anticipation of Coptic Christmas

4/1/2011 CAIRO - The Egyptian security forces were on heightened alert in the vicinity of churches for the celebrations of the Coptic Orthodox Christmas on Thursday and Friday after the attack that killed 21 people in Alexandria New Year's night The police presence at checkpoints before the religious buildings have been strengthened, said Monday sources within the ...

Court postpones trial of Naga Hammadi murder Suspects

17/10/2010 An Egyptian court on Sunday postponed the trial of three Muslims accused of killing six Christians and another Muslim on the eve of Coptic Christmas in early January in the city of Naga Hammadi, some 600 kilometers south of Cairo. Judicial sources said the trial was postponed until 19 October due to the absence of certain ...