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Columnists debate sectarian tensions in Egypt

After the recent incidents in front of St. Mark’s Cathedral, writers in major Egyptian newspapers have explored the issue of sectarian strife in the country, believing that the extremism spreading across Egypt is the primary cause of the sectarian violence. The road to fascism Mohamed Abul Ghar Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper Abul Ghar condemns the recent …

Ethar Shalaby

Military commander intervenes to end Aswan sectarian tensions

CAIRO: The military commanders of the Upper Egyptian city of Aswan held separate meetings with Muslims and Copts in Merinab village Thursday evening to avert sectarian clashes triggered by the maintenance of a church. Muslims gathered in front of the church to prevent the construction of a dome, claiming that that the building was not …


SCAF warns against sectarian strife

By AFP CAIRO: Egypt’s military rulers warned on Sunday of strong measures against anyone inciting sectarian strife, in a bid to ease tensions between Muslims and Christians. The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, which took power after president Hosni Mubarak’s ouster in February, said it was “exerting all efforts to end sectarian disagreements on …


YEAREND SPECIAL: Sectarian tension surges in 2010

By Heba Fahmy The year 2010 witnessed a surge of events threatening Egypt’s fragile sectarian balance, where Copts make up about 10 percent of Egypt’s 80 million population. The most recent was the Omraneya clashes in November which represented a rare occurrence of clashes between Copts and security forces rather than Copts and Muslims. Omraneya clashes …


Arab League chief for stop to anti-Christian discrimination

VIENNA: Arab League chief Amr Moussa on Wednesday called for an immediate stop to discrimination against Christians in Arab countries, and against Muslims in Europe. "Any discrimination based on religion must be condemned," Moussa said at the start of an Arab-European Young Leaders Forum in Vienna, sponsored by the Arab League and the Austrian government. …


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