Over 100 Coptic Christians were killed in 2017 in a wave of deadly attacks by militants belonging to, or inspired by, the Islamic State group, which has vowed to “wipe them out”. Egypt’s Copts, who account for around 10 per cent of the population, were also targeted in 2013, after they were perceived as supporting the ousting of President Mohamed Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood government. Scores of churches across the country were attacked and burned.

 

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Muslims condemn threats toward Egypt’s Christians

According to Fides News Agency, recognized Muslim academics from the Arab world’s most prestigious Islamic university have denounced recent threats made by extremist Islamists against Egyptian Christians. In the lead up to Christmas, celebrated on Jan. 7 by Coptic Christians, death threats and organized attacks against Christian communities have been […]

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Jailed Egyptian convert awaits appeal hearing

Jailed Egyptian convert awaits appeal hearing

Hegazy’s lawyer Karam GhobrialWorld Watch Monitor   A jailed Egyptian Muslim convert to Christianity is scheduled Sunday, Nov. 16 to appeal his conviction on a misdemeanor — if he can get to the courtroom. But according to his lawyer, prison and security police officials have not confirmed they will permit […]

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Extremist Islamists torch shops in Egypt

An Islamic extremist mob threw gasoline bombs at shops owned by Coptic Christians in a village near Luxor, Egypt on Monday. Authorities are investigating the attack, which happened hours before the nearby blasphemy trial of Kerolos Ghattas, a Coptic Christian, accused with contempt to Islam over his alleged Internet postings. […]

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