اجبار طرد عائلة مسيحية كاملة من بنى سويف وشاهد رد المحافظ

 

نَفْيُ الأَقْبَاطِ وتَهْجِيرُهُمْ مِنْ دِيَارِهِم

القمص أثناسيوس چورچ.

بالمخالفة للحق والعدل والدستور والقانون يتم يوميًا نفي أقباط من منازلهم وقُراهم؛ ضمن ظاهرة عقاب جماعي. ففي كل أرض إذا غضب الرعاع تعطل القانون وتعطلت العدالة؛ وصار أغبياء هذه الأرض فوق عقلائها؛ الذين يخرجون ليعقلنوا الكراهية، مُرغِمين الناس على التشريد خارج بلادهم قِسرًا!! حيث يتم إجبارهم على النزوح أمام السلاح والحرائق والتهديدات الجماعية؛ تحت سمع وبصر وفرجة أجهزة الأمن. فلا سبيل أمامهم إلا أن يلُوذوا بحياتهم وأولادهم من غضبة واعتداء المفترين والمستقوين عليهم.

لذلك الصور والتسجيلات الموثقة والمحفوظة لدينا لكل هذه الأحداث لا تخطئها العين، إشاعات وميكرفونات؛ ثم خراب واعتداءات جماعية؛ وحرائق وسلب وتلفيات عَمْدية وسرقة للمنقولات؛ بسيارات نقلية؛ تأتي لنوال تذكرة الجنة والجهاد، والالتحاق بقطار السعار التعصبي الأعمى.

Bishoy Armia (previously known as Mohammed Hegazy) is being tourtured in prison

A phone call to Bishoy Armia (previously known as Mohammed Hegazy) Karam Gobrial Bishoy lawyer revealed that Bishoy is being maltreated and tortured in prison.

Bishoy, the first Muslim convert to Christianity 10 years ago was arrested on 2nd September 2013, on variety of trumped up charges such as publishing false news' and covering news items without license charges which he was acquitted from but condemned to one year in prison on  ‘holding activity that would harm the public interests of the country’ ! without specifying what was the activity. He has already just spent the prison term however he remain imprisoned in high security prison Torra.

 

Noted Convert from Islam in Egypt Wins Partial Appeal but Remains in Jail Two of three charges dropped against Bishoy Armia Boulous, formerly Mohammed Hegazy.
By Our Middle East CorrespondentBishoy Armia Boulous– A noted convert in Egypt who was sentenced to five years in prison for documenting attacks on Christians has won a partial victory on appeal, but he remains in jail because of prior blasphemy charges.

An appeals judge on Sunday (Dec. 28) found Bishoy Armia Boulous, 31, previously known as Mohammed Hegazy, not guilty on a charge of spreading information meant to “cause harm or damage to the public interest” and not guilty on the closely related charge of spreading false news “bound to weaken” Egypt’s “prestige” or harm the “country’s national interests.”

Boulous, however, was found guilty of an unidentified charge, likely that of inciting sectarian strife, and sentenced to one year in prison. The appeals judge did not identify the specific article of Egypt’s Criminal Code that Boulous was found guilty of violating, but according to the law he will do so in the official sentencing documents set to be issued in two weeks.

Bishoy Armia Boulous previously Mohamed ahmed Higazy

The famous convert from Islam, has his imprisonment reduced from 5 years to 1 year.

Bishoy Armia Boulous

In a phone call to Karam Ghobrial the lawyer of Bishoy Armia Boulous previously Mohamed ahmed Higazy, today appeal in Minya Misdemeanour court the judge exonerated Bishoy of 2 charges of showing that security is weak and disturb public security and his sentence of 5 years in one charge of spreading false rumours reduced in the appeal from 5 years to 1 year.

  

Bishoy Armia Boulous (Mohammed Ahmed Higazy) receives inhuman treatment in Egypt prisons

 

for conversion from Islam to Christianity

Lawyer of catechumen Bishoy or Mohammed Hegazy, reported the general attorney that Bishoy has been tortured, beaten and receiving ill-treatment while in detention pending multiple accusations of contempt of Islam and spreading false information.  

Bishoy Armia Boulous who currently on remand in Tora prison following his release on 20/7/13 and his re-arrest same day for conversion from Islam to Christianity receive inhuman treatment in Egypt prisons, he is being tortured physical and mentally.  

Bishoy is currently kept in solitary confinement in a cell designated for those waiting to be hanged, is being tortured, cursed, himself and his religion, he is being subjected to daily humiliation, the guard broke his glasses, he is being taken bare footed to the hearing in Minya Misdemeanor Court.  

Bishoy was working for El-Tarek TV when he was arrested on 28th December 2014, his camera was confiscated, he was charged with taking  photos illegally and spreading false rumours while he was actually working as correspondent for El-Tarek TV.  

The judge El-Ghol, placed his personal Quran while in court over Bishoy court paper. Bishoy arrest document from Head of Minya province Intelligence Police stated in the outset “it came to our knowledge that a convert from Islam is photographic the demonstrations” It is obvious that Bishoy charge and treatment contravene the Egyptian constitution. 

His final court hearing for sentensing is going to be 28/12/14, His judge from another circle will most likely be different from El-Ghol. 

We call upon President Abdel-Fatah El-Sessie to intervene to release Bishoy immediately and to investigate his treatment in prison.

 

United Copts GB

 

copts united 

Catechumen Mohammed Hegazy tortured in jail

Nader Shoukry | 8 December 2014

Lawyer of catechumen Bishoy or Mohammed Hegazy, reported the general attorney that Bishoy has been tortured, beaten and receiving ill-treatment while in detention pending multiple accusations of contempt of Islam and spreading false information. 

Lawyer of catechumen Bishoy or Mohammed Hegazy, reported the general attorney that Bishoy has been tortured, beaten and receiving ill-treatment while in detention pending multiple accusations of contempt of Islam and spreading false information.

Bishoy was detained in the execution room in violation of the law and was treated so badly in jail.

 

It’s worth mentioning that he was detained despite the lack of evidence, but he filed the first lawsuit in Egypt to convert from Islam to Christianity, which was more than enough to send him to jail.

أقباط تحت قبضة البلطجية وفرض الإتاوات والأمن عاجز

أقباط طهطا تحت قبضة البلطجية وفرض الإتاوات…

بعد مقتل قبطي لإنقاذ ابنه من يد الخاطفين : الأقباط يستغيثون بالجيش لمداهمة بؤر الإجرام 9 حالات خطف فى شهر واحد والامن يخشى المواجهة

  يواصل أقباط سوهاج إستغاثتهم للرئيس عبد الفتاح السيسى ، من أجل التدخل لإنقاذهم من عمليات الخطف وفرض الإتاوات من قبل التنظيمات المسلحة ، التي فرضت سيطرتها على مناطق كثيرة وروعت المواطنين بخطف أبنائهم وطلب الفدية ، حتى لقي قبطي مصرعه الأسبوع الماضي بعد إطلاق النيران عليه من قبل التنظيم المسلح بعد إنقاذ ابنه من يدهم .

  وتقدر حالات خطف الأقباط خلال شهر بمركز طهطا وطما بسوهاج بأكثر من 9 حالات اضطر ذويهم دفع فدية مالية لتحريرهم لعجز قوات الأمن عن تحريرهم ومواجهة هذه التنظيمات ، كما قال ريمون جمال جاد بشاي، من مركز طهطا : نحن نعيش في جحيم ونتعرض للخطف يوميا من قبل التنظيمات ، والأجهزة الأمنية تقف عاجزه عن إنقاذنا ، مشيرا إن والده قتل الأسبوع الماضي بعد إطلاق النيران عليه ، بعد اقتحام البلطجية لصيدلية شقيقي ومحاولتهم خطفه ، فتصدى لهم والدي ورفض تسليم ابنه ، فأطلقوا عليه الرصاص وفروا هاربين على مرأى ومسمع الجميع دون أن يتصدى لهم اى شخص .

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عـاجل..اختفاء زوجة قبطية وزوجها يتهم طبيب "إخواني" تعمل لديه

mariam samir


اختفت السبت الماضي، سيدة قبطية متزوجة، تدعى مريم سمير رمزي خليل، بمنطقة المراغي التابعة لدائرة المنتزه، وذلك أثناء خروجها صباحا لشراء بعض الاحتياجات المنزلية، وعند قيام ذويها بتحرير محضر بواقعة التغيب، رفض قسم الشرطة تحرير أية بلاغات حتى قضاء 24 ساعة ليتمكنوا بعدها من اتخاذ أي إجراءات قانونية.

من جانبه قال الناشط الحقوقي، ويصا فوزي، لـ/إم سي إن/ "إنه تلقى اسغاثة من زوج المتغيبة التي تبلغ من العمر 22 عامًا، يفيد باختفاء زوجته متهمًا عددًا من الأشخاص المنتمين للجماعات الدينية الإسلامية، بخطف زوجته".

وأكد ويصا "أن هناك ثلاثة أشخاص وراء تغيبها، وهم الدكتور صلاح حسين نصر والذي يدبر عيادة نور السلام بمنطقة المراغي بالمنتزه، وكانت تعمل لديه ممرضة، ومعروف عنه ميوله الإخوانية، وشخص يدعى رفاعي عبد المجدي محمد القاطن بمنطقة "خورشيد" وشهرته الشيخ خالد، وثبت تورطه في حالات أسلمة جبرية لعدد من الفتيات والسيدات القبطيات، فضلًا عن عضويته السابقة بحزب الحرية والعدالة بالإسكندرية، ووجود سيدة منتقبة تقطن بنفس العقار الكائنة به والدة المتغيبة و تدعى "أم سعد" وكثيرًا ما كانت تتردد عليها وتحاول دائمًا الجلوس معها طيلة الوقت عند زيارة والدتها".

وأشار ويصا، الى "قيامه بإثبات ذلك في المحضر الذي تم تحرير في اليوم التالي لاختفائها برقم 23152 إداري المنتزه"، مطالبًا وزير الداخلية "بالتحرك لإرجاع الزوجة لأسرتها وزوجها بعد تدهور حالتهم، خاصة أن مناطق كثيرة في الإسكندرية، تشهد عمليات خطف لفتيات وسيدات مسيحيات في غياب أي تحرك من الدولة". نقلا عن أم.سي.ان

 

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أقباط المنيا يطالبو بفتح كنيسة مغلقة والأمن: خدوا موافقة السلفيين!

صورة أرشيفية
صورة أرشيفية

المنيا - ملاك فوزي غالي

قال القس "ميلاد شحاتة" راعي الكنيسة المعمدانية بقرية الحوصلية التابعة لمركز المنيا: أنه مر على إغلاق الكنيسة ما يزيد على 6 سنوات، ورغم تقديمه للعديد من الطلبات والشكاوي لجهات أمنية وحقوقية دون جدوى، وجاءه الرد بأن الحالة الأمنية لا تسمح بفتح الكنيسة وأن إعادة فتحها يتسبب في أزمة طائفية في المنطقة.

عبد الرحيم على يكتب : هوامش على أزمة سيدة "جبل الطير" القبطية

عبد الرحيم على يكتب : هوامش على أزمة سيدة جبل الطير القبطية

الأزمة قديمة لكنها متجددة، تطل برأسها لتؤرقنا من وقت إلى آخر، دون أن نصل فيها إلى حل، أو تصل هى إلى نهاية، أتحدث تحديدًا عن أزمة السيدة "إيمان صاروفيم"، المعروفة إعلاميًّا بأزمة "سيدة جبل الطير".. التى ملأت الدنيا وشغلت الناس، وتداخلت المعلومات فيها مع الآراء والتحليلات، حتى أصبحت الحالة ضبابية تمامًا، رغم أن مثل هذه الحوادث لا تحتاج إلا إلى الشفافية المطلقة، والمواجهة الحاسمة، التى لا بد أن نقدر عليها فى قادم أيام هذا الوطن، الذى ندخل به جميعًا عصرًا جديدًا، نصنعه بأيدينا.

كانت أزمة "إيمان صاروفيم" على وشك أن تعصف بالوطن.

بدأت حكايتها بحالة اختفاء من منزلها بإحدى قرى محافظة المنيا منذ الثالث من شهر سبتمبر الجارى، على الفور وربما دون بحث أو سؤال، سارع زوجها باتهام أحد أفراد قريتهم من المسلمين بخطفها، إنها الصيغة الأسهل التى يلجأ إليها من يجد نفسه فى هذا الموقف، وكانت النتيجة طبيعية، صدامات عنيفة بين المسلمين والأقباط جعلت المحافظة على شفا الاشتعال، وكان لا بد أن تقتحم أجهزة الأمن قلب الأزمة حتى لا تتحول إلى كارثة متكاملة.

 

بالصور.. سيدة جبل الطير تكشف تفاصيل اختفائها لمدة 22 يومًا

بالصور.. سيدة  جبل الطير  تكشف تفاصيل اختفائها لمدة 22 يومًا 

علاء الدين المنياوي

عادت إيمان مرقص صاروفيم، 39 سنة، ربة منزل القبطية المختفية بقرية دير الجبل الطير التابعة لمركز سمالوط، شمال المنيا إلي منزل زوجها أمس الجمعة، بعد 22 يوم من اختفائها.

كانت قرية جبل الطير قد شهدت احداث عنف متبادلة بين الشرطة وعدد من شباب الأقباط، الذين قاموا بالتجمع امام نقطة شرطة جبل الطير بسمالوط، والاعتداء على القوة الموجودة بإلقاء الحجارة والمولوتوف، اعتراضا على اختفاء ربه المنزل القبطية والأم لـ 3 أبناء.

وأسفرت الاعتداءات عن إصابة 3 أمناء شرطة واتلاف 3سيارت أمن، وعلى الفور انتقلت للقرية قوة أمنية من مركز شرطة سمالوط بقيادة المقدم محمود الجيار رئيس وحدة المباحث، والرائد هشام بشر مفتش مباحث سمالوط، والنقيب عبد العزيز فرحات معاون المباحث، والنقيب هاني عجلان معاون المباحث، حيث قاموا بتفريق الشباب إلى الشوارع الجانبية بالقرية، بإلقاء قنابل الغاز عليهم، وضبط 12 من بينهم، تم إخلاء سبيلهم بعد فترة.

وتوصلت التحريات الأولية إلى أن السيدة المختفية ارتدت كامل مجوهراتها، ثم تركت منزلها بحجة شراء بعض الأغراض.

وقالت إيمان أنها تعرضت لحدث اختطاف تحت تهديد السلاح أثناء خروجها من منزل والدتها، وتم رش مخدر على وجهها لم تستفق منه إلا عند وصولها القاهرة.

وأضافت أن خاطفيها قاموا بخطفها في سيارة متسوبيشي لانسر لونها كحولي، وقاموا بإخفائها في مكان ما داخل محافظة السويس وحاولوا تعليمها الدين الإسلامي عن طريق منتقبتين كانتا تتواجدان معها بالمنزل، وحاولتا تحفيظها القرآن الكريم إلا أنها كانت ترفض حسب روايتها.

 

Noted Convert in Egypt, Formerly Known as Hegazy, Sentenced to Five Years in Prison

Mohamed Hegazy, now known as Bishoy Armia, though not legally

(Morning Star News) – A judge in Egypt yesterday sentenced Bishoy Armia Boulous – formerly Mohammed Hegazy, the first Egyptian to try to legally change his religious identity on his official ID – to five years in prison, his attorney said.

The 31-year-old Christian received the prison term and a fine of 500 Egyptian pounds (US$70) for what the judge called “disturbing the peace by broadcasting false information” after documenting political unrest in Egypt brought on by numerous Muslim extremist attacks on Christians, attorney Wagdy Halfa said.

Egyptian Copt jailed for contempt of religion

June 24, 2014 04:03 PM

By Hagag Salama 

Unidentified Egyptians throw stones towards Coptic Christians during sectarian clashes outside the Egyptian Coptic cathedral in Cairo's Abbassiya neighborhood April 7, 2013. (AFP PHOTO)

Unidentified Egyptians throw stones towards Coptic Christians during sectarian clashes outside the Egyptian Coptic cathedral in Cairo's Abbassiya neighborhood April 7, 2013. (AFP PHOTO

LUXOR: A court convicted an Egyptian Christian to six years imprisonment for blasphemy and contempt of religion Tuesday.

The Luxor court issued its verdict against Kerolos Ghattas, 30, after his arrest earlier this month for posting pictures deemed insulting to Islam on his Facebook page.

God Reports 

Over 550 Christian girls kidnapped in Egypt since 2011

 

 

By Mark Ellis

Nadia Makram

Nadia Makram, kidnapped

The world reacted in horror and revulsion at the kidnapping of 276 Nigerian schoolgirls in April. But twice as many Coptic Christian schoolgirls in Egypt have vanished slowly, one-by-one, in kidnappings that remain unsolved.

Since January, 2011 through March, 2014, over 550 Christian girls were kidnapped by Muslim men and forced to convert and marry their abductors, often after suffering violence at the hands of their kidnappers, according to the Association of Victims of Abduction and Forced Disappearance (AVAFD)

Coptic Teacher Loses Appeal, Sentenced to Prison in Egypt for ‘Blasphemy’

Falsely accused woman likely to remain in permanent exile, advocates say.

By Our Middle East Correspondent -

Demyana Abd al-Nour. (Morning Star News via family) 

Demyana Abd al-Nour. (Morning Star News via family)

ISTANBUL, Turkey (Morning Star News) – A Coptic woman has lost her appeal of what human rights activists call a false conviction for blaspheming Islam and has been sentenced to six months in an Egytian prison.

The appellate court ruling, handed down on Sunday (June 15), shocked the Christian woman, 25-year-old Demyana Abd al-Nour, her family and human rights advocates. As Al-Nour fled the country last year, the ruling practically guarantees that she will spend the rest of her life in exile from Egypt.

Commitment to Egypt’s New Constitution Questioned after ‘Blasphemy’ Charge

Christian on trial for ‘liking’ Facebook page run by converts from Islam.

By Our Middle East Correspondent -
 
Knights of the Cross Facebook site. (Morning Star News screen-grab)

Knights of the Cross Facebook site. (Morning Star News screen-grab)

ISTANBUL, Turkey (Morning Star News) – Charges of “blasphemy” against a Christian in Egypt for “liking” a Facebook page run by converts from Islam call into question the government’s commitment to a new constitution guaranteeing freedom of belief and thought, rights activists said.

 
Gunmen Attack Christian Wedding in Egypt, 3 Killed, 18 Injured
 
By Mary Abdelmassih

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(AINA) -- Two unidentified gunmen riding motorcycles opened fire on guests exiting the Virgin Church, located in Warrag, Giza. The gunmen fired automatic weapons as the guests exited the church after attending a wedding ceremony. According to Reverend Justus, the pastor of the church, one man, one women and one 8 year old girl were killed, and 18 were injured.

Reverend Justus said the gunmen were masked and were able to flee despite traffic congestion.

The Director of Giza Security formed a task force to find the gunmen. The Corniche Road leading to the area was evacuated. The attack is yet to be classified as "criminal" or "terrorist."

A youtube video (Arabic) shows scenes from the church after the attack.

By Mary Abdelmassih

    
Gunmen kill 3 people outside Cairo church

By Jay Deshmukh (AFP) –  

Cairo — Gunmen on a motorbike shot dead three people late Sunday, including an eight-year-old girl, as they fired on a group outside a Coptic Christian church in Cairo, Egypt's interior ministry said.

The attack was the first such assault targeting Christians in the Egyptian capital since the military coup that ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi on July 3.

It targeted a group of people who had emerged from the church in north Cairo's Al-Warak neighbourhood after attending a wedding, the ministry said.

It said an eight-year-old girl, a woman and a man were killed and nine others were wounded in the attack.

 

Persecuted and forgotten: Egypt's Christians

Anti-Christian violence is on the rise in Egypt. Just a month ago, 45 churches and buildings were burned to the ground. But will Egyptian security forces do anything to stop it?

Standing next to a charred alter, the white robes of a nun of Middle Eastern descent contrast strikingly with the black, burned-out shell of a former Franciscan school. (Photo: Markus Symank / DW)

Charred benches, notebooks covered in ash, the burned-out shell of a schoolbus. The Franciscan school in the upper Egyptian city of Beni Suef looks like the aftermath of a bomb attack. Toilets and sinks are shattered into fragments. The melted blades of fans hang from the ceiling.

 

"اليوم السابع"ينشر نص تقرير لجنة تقصى الحقائق لبعثة المركز المصرى للسياسات حول أربعاء التعدى على الكنائس بعد فض اعتصامى ميدانى رابعة والنهضة..الخسائر بالملايين..والدولة تقاعست

 حرق الكنائس

كتب محمد عبد الرازق

فى صباح يوم الأربعاء الموافق 14 أغسطس الماضى، كان اليوم الذى انتظره أغلب المصريين سواء بخوف أو بأمنيات، لم يكن يعلم أحد بشكل قاطع كيف سيكون حال البلاد بعد فض اعتصامى ميدانى رابعة والنهضة، توجهت جل كاميرات الإعلام إلى هذين الميدانين وقاموا بتغطية وتحليل المشهد وتوصيف الحال والتنبؤ بالمستقبل.

وفى الوقت الذى كان أغلب المصريين يشاهدون شاشات التليفزيون لصور محيط ميدان رابعة والنهضة بمشاعر متخبطة، كانت ميكروفونات المساجد والجمعيات الشرعية فى صعيد مصر يعلو صوتها خارقًا صمت القرى بنداءات طائفية تدعو إلى الدفاع عن الإسلام والانتقام للمسلمين من مسيحيى مصر.

ونتيجة لهذه الدعوات كانت أكبر هجمة على مسيحى مصر فى التاريخ المصرى المعاصر، فدمرت وسرقت وحرقت الكنائس، والمنازل والسيارات والدراجات البخارية والمحال التجارية والأكشاك والجمعيات الأهلية والمراكب السياحية، بل وذاد على ذلك قتل وتنكيل بعدد من المواطنين المسيحيين فى صعيد مصر.

Christians Targeted in Pro-Morsi Violence in Egypt

At least two Coptic Christians killed; 27 church buildings attacked.

St.-George-Church-in-Sohag-one-of-more-than-two-dozen-Egyptian-church-buildings-attacked-on-Wednesday-Aug.-14.-Watani-photo-300x197CAIRO, Egypt, August 14, 2013 (Morning Star News) – In the violence that exploded across Egypt today, supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi attacked scores of church buildings and Christian-owned homes and businesses in response to national security forces breaking up two protest camps in downtown Cairo.

St. George Church in Sohag, one of more than two dozen Egyptian church buildings attacked on Wednesday, Aug. 14. (Watani photo)

At least two Coptic Christians were killed in the reprisal attacks, which started mid-morning after the armed break-up of the camps the Muslim Brotherhood and others had occupied in downtown Cairo for six weeks. Pro-Morsi assailants attacked 27 church buildings, setting fires that gutted most of them, according to the Coptic Watani Weekly; the government reported attacks on only seven Coptic churches.

 

Egypt: Christians scapegoated after dispersal of pro-Morsi sit-ins

Coptic Christian communities have been targeted in Egypt.

Coptic Christian communities have been targeted in Egypt.

It is deeply disturbing that the Christian community across Egypt was singled out for revenge attacks over the events in Cairo by some supporters of the deposed president, Mohamed Morsi.

Source: Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa.

A detailed report into the attacks targeting Coptic Christian communities in August reveals the extent of the failure of the security services to protect the minority group, said Amnesty International.

The new report published today examines events during the unprecedented wave of sectarian attacks in the wake of the dispersal of two pro-Morsi sit-ins in Cairo on 14 August.

Daily News Egypt 

Christian man kidnapped and beheaded in Sinai

Locals find the body of a Christian shopkeeper in a graveyard in Sheikh Zuweid, North Sinai

Egypt’s Coptic Christian community, is currently reeling from an onslaught of religiously-motivated attacks across the country (DNE Photo)

Egypt’s Coptic Christian community, is currently reeling from an onslaught of religiously-motivated attacks across the country (DNE Photo)

The decapitated body of a Christian man who had been kidnapped by unknown assailants was found in Sheikh Zuweid on Thursday morning.

Security sources confirmed that the body was that of 59 year old Magdy Lamay Habib, who had been missing and presumed kidnapped for six days. The mutilated corpse was found in a graveyard in Sheikh Zuweid, whereby the body was transferred to the morgue at El-Arish General Hospital.

A security official told news agency AFP that “extremist groups” had captured the man on Saturday, the same day that a Coptic priest was killed.

 

Egypt rights group demands report on Maspero massacre

Human Rights group demands results of fact-finding committee under Morsi on anniversary of Maspero massacre

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Egyptian Christians clash with soldiers and riot police during a protest against an attack on a church in southern Egypt, in Cairo October 9, 2011. (Photo: Reuters)

Two years on, 'We are Following You with the Report' (WFYR) demands justice for the Maspero massacre’s slain on Wednesday, marking the anniversary of the bloody night when 25 civilians were killed in clashes with the army.

 

البرلمان الاوروبى بخصوص نادية محمد على واولادها السبعة المسجونين بسبب تحولهم للمسيحية

 

Question for written answer E-000734/2013to the Commission (Vice-President / High Representative)

Rule 117Charles Tannock (ECR)Subject:       VP/HR -

The case of the Egyptian Coptic woman Nadia Mohamed Ali and her childrenIs the Vice-President / High Representative aware of the disturbing case of Mrs Nadia Mohamed Ali, an Egyptian woman who, along with her 7 children, has been sentenced to 15 years of imprisonment for converting back to Christianity?

Mrs Nadia Mohamed Ali was a Coptic Christian before marriage, converted to Islam when she married her husband, and then chose to return to Christianity after her husband’s death in 2004.

Coptic Bishop Escapes Assassination Attempt in Egypt

By Mary Abdelmassih

(AINA) -- Bishop Anba Makarios of Minya was the target of an unsuccessful assassination attempted this morning. The Bishop was driving into the town of el-Sario in Abou Qorqas, Minya province, when his car came under a hail of bullets from several unidentified persons. The Bishop's driver was able to drive away and he brought the Bishop to the home of a local Copt, where the Bishop took refuge. But the gunmen followed, surrounded the Copt's house and shot at it for over 90 minutes, causing extensive damage to its windows, doors and walls.

Minya security were contacted immediately but they arrived 90 minutes after the shooting stopped.

 

In Brotherhood's Egypt, blasphemy charges against Christians surge ahead

A wave of blasphemy cases against Egyptian Christians has the community complaining it's being hounded with flimsy evidence.

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Luxor, Egypt

A blasphemy trial against a Christian teacher in this Egyptian city renowned for its Pharaonic monuments is among a wave of cases that have Egyptian Christians worried they can be jailed for insulting Islam on the flimsiest of evidence.

Dozens of lawyers crowded a small, hot courtroom yesterday, eager to participate in the case against Dimyana Abdel Nour, a primary school teacher from a village near Luxor. Three students accused her of insulting Islam while teaching a social studies class last month. Such blasphemy cases have become much more frequent since the 2011 uprising that brought Islamists to power in Egypt.

 

Muslims Expel 6 Christian Brothers From Village in Egypt

By Mary Abdelmassih 

(AINA) -- Violence against Egyptian Christians erupted yesterday in the village of Zakaria, located in the Upper Egyptian province of Minya. Zakaria has a population of 4000, split evenly between Christians and Muslims. The violence began after a Muslim family accused Kirollos Sabet, 22, of having an illicit relationship with a Muslim woman, also 22.

According to a statement by Anba Makarios, Bishop of Minya, Muslim villagers assembled where the family of Mr. Sabet lives, broke into their furniture and household appliances stores, looted its contents and then destroyed it, looted an adjacent electrical appliances warehouse and a family-owned taxi. Security forces arrived in the village to restore order, but loud speakers were inciting sedition, and hard-line Muslims prowled the streets of the village throwing stones at Coptic homes and calling for revenge.

 

Copt given year hard labor on blasphemy rap

Lawyer Roman Murad Saad sentenced in absentia for defaming Koran in library, latest in series of similar cases since 2011 uprising

ASSIUT, Egypt (AP) — An Egyptian court has convicted a Coptic Christian lawyer in the southern province of Assiut on charges of blasphemy and sentenced him to one year in prison with hard labor.

The verdict against Roman Murad Saad was handed down on Saturday. It’s the latest in a surge of blasphemy cases following Egypt’s 2011 uprising.

   

بعد تحويلها للإسلام.. أم تخطف طفليها وتُجيرهم على تغيير ديانتهم بالقوة.. والأب يستغيث بالأزهر والكنيسة والداخلية لإستعادتهم

كشفت رابطة ضحايا الاختطاف والإختفاء القسري، قيام هناء عبده كامل بيشوي، بتغيير ديانتها من المسيحية إلى الإسلام، وأجبرت في ذلك طفليها «فيلوباتير مجدى عطية، وفادى مجدي عطية» أعمارهم خسمة سنوات وثمانية سنوات، على تغيير ديانتهم وأسمائهم إلى كريم وياسين، وإتهم والدهم في ذلك الأم، بأنها قامت بخطفهم وإجبارهم على ذلك العمل.

وقام والد الطفلين مجدي عطية تجره جاد الله، بإرسال إستغاثات إلى فضيلة الدكتور احمد الطيب شيخ الأزهر الشريف، وإلى قداسة البابا تواضروس الثاني، وإلى وزارة الداخلية المصرية لمساعدته في إستعادة أطفاله، متهماً والدتهم بخطفهم بالقوة وتغيير ديانتهم إجبارياً، متحدية في ذلك القانون، وهو ما يشير إلى أنهم قد تعرضوا للضرب او الاعتداء لإجبارهم على هذا الفعل الإجرامي الذي يعتبر وطبقا للقانون، تعدي على حقوق الأطفال.

Barnabas Fund: hope and aid for the persecuted church 

Christian killed in Egypt church attack; Christian businesses destroyed

Country/Region: Egypt, Middle East and North Africa

A Christian father of three was killed and a Christian teenager left in a coma in the second of two church attacks in Egypt last week.

One of the incidents took place in Alexandria

One of the incidents took place in Alexandria
CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 / Pietro Ferreira

Sedky Sherif (36) died in the violence that broke out in the Dakhela district of Alexandria on 17 May. Muslims launched an attack on a church after an accusation was made against a local Christian man.

Shouting “Allahu Akbar” (“Allah is great”), they threw Molotov cocktails and bricks at the building, burning the gate and breaking most of the windows. As Christians tried to defend the site, they also came under assault; the Muslims fired birdshot and threw bricks at them.

The Guardian home 

Egyptian authorities recapture Islamist-held town

Morsi supporters had held Delga since his overthrow in July and unleashed a campaign of terror against Christian minority

Attacks on Christians in Egypt

Men inspect damage to the 1,600-year-old monastery of the Virgin Mary and St Abraam in Delga, one of many Christian properties that were attacked in the town. Photograph: Rex/Levine/Sipa

Egyptian authorities have finally recaptured a town in central Egypt that had been under the control of hardline supporters of ex-president Mohamed Morsi for more than two months, locals have told the Guardian.

 

بعد قرار النائب العام إخلاء سبيلها.. نيابة الأقصر تأمر بإحالة المعلمة المتهمة بازدراء الإسلام لمحاكمة عاجلة

أمرت نيابة الأقصر اليوم الثلاثاء بإحالة المعلمة المتهمة بازدراء الدين الإسلامي لمحكمة الجنح وتقديمها لمحكمة عاجلة يوم الثلاثاء المقبل.

كان مدير إدارة الطود التعليمية، جنوب الأقصر، تلقى مذكرة من رئيس مجلس الآباء بالمدرسة بقيام مدرسة مادة الدراسات الاجتماعية بالمدرسة بازدراء الدين الإسلامى في حصة لطلاب الصف الرابع الابتدائى.

Compilation of Footages Showing Infringements Committed by Muslim
Brotherhood Members (MBs) and Morsi Supporters

تجميع لبعض اللقطات التى توضح الانتهاكات التى يقوم بها الإخوان وأنصار
الرئيس المعزول محمد مرسى
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1. MB Leader Walid Khattab: We will drown the streets in blood and,
for us, killing police officers is allowed.
القيادي الإخواني وليد خطاب: سنغرق الشوارع "بالدم".. وضباط الشرطة
والجيش ليس لهم عندنا دية
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tm887hVNM-A

2. A Morsi Supporter threatens to set the country on fire
أحد أنصار مرسي يهدد "بحرق البلاد" بعد القبض عليه في "النهضة"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6g49VlsGtd0

 

Egypt’s Coptic Christian teacher detained over blasphemy released on bail

LUXOR, Egypt — An Egyptian Christian teacher detained over charges of insulting Islam has been released on bail on Tuesday, her lawyer said.

A history and geography teacher in the southern city of Luxor, 24-year-old Dimiana Abdul-Nour paid L.E. 20,000 (almost $3,000 dollars) to be freed pending further investigation, the lawyer, Badawi Abu-Shanab said. The decision comes four days after a judge ordered her detained for 14 days during the investigation.

Parents of a student had accused the teacher of showing contempt to Islam while talking to fourth-graders about religion. Three pupils allegedly complained the teacher showed disgust when she talked about Islam, something the family and lawyer of Abdul-Nour denied.

 

Egypt's Christians under attack

Copts bear the brunt of violent backlash against military crackdown

Egyptian churches attacked

The Amir Tadros coptic Church in Minya on Sunday. The building was set ablaze on Aug. 14.

The Amir Tadros coptic Church in Minya on Sunday. The building was set ablaze on Aug. 14.Virginie Nguyen Hoang/AFP/Getty Images

The scene inside the Evangelical church in Mallawi, Egypt, August Saturday, after it was looted and set on fire. David Degner/Getty Image

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Egypt: authorities should release Coptic Christian teacher detained for 'blasphemy'

24-year-old Dimyana Obeid Abd Al Nour accused of touching her stomach or knee when speaking of Prophet Muhammad

A Coptic Christian teacher detained in Egypt on charges of “defamation of religion” must be immediately released and the criminal case against her dropped, Amnesty International has said.

Dimyana Obeid Abd Al Nour, 24, has been in custody since 8 May when she went to the public prosecution’s office in Luxor to respond to charges of “defamation of religion”. The case against her is based on a complaint lodged by the parents of three of her students alleging that she insulted Islam and the Prophet Muhammad during a class.

The alleged incident took place at the Sheikh Sultan primary school in Tout, Luxor Governorate on 8 April during a lesson on “religious life”. According to information available to Amnesty, some of the students alleged that Dimyana Obeid Abd Al Nour said that she “loved Father Shenouda”, the late Patriarch of the Egyptian Orthodox Church, and touched her knee or her stomach when she spoke about the Prophet Muhammad in class. She has denied the charges, and maintained that she stuck to the school curriculum.

CNN 

'Horrible': Christian churches across Egypt stormed, torched

By Sarah Sirgany and Laura Smith-Spark, CNN

Watch this video 

Egypt's churches looted and torched

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • A Christian church southwest of Cairo is attacked, state news says
  • Moderate Muslims put out fire at one church, halted other attacks, church staff say
  • A Coptic Orthodox Church leader says 52 churches have been attacked in 24 hours
  • Bishop: "It's about burning churches to initiate a response that spirals into greater violence"

 

Kafr Hakim, Egypt (CNN) -- For 67 years, the Virgin Mary Church has been a peaceful refuge for Shenouda El Sayeh, much like the Giza province village of Kafr Hakim where it rests and where he has lived all those years.

But, as he swept its floors on Thursday, it was painfully obvious things had changed.

 

Egyptian Christian Teacher Accused of 'Defaming Islam' Goes on Hunger Strike

(AINA) -- The latest victim in the series of defamation of Islam accusations against Christians is a Coptic school teacher, 24-year-old Ms Demiana Ebeid Abdelnour, who teaches social science at a primary school in Tout, Luxor. Demiana went on hunger strike two days after Luxor prosecution detained her on May 8 for "defamation of Islam." Parents of three school children accused her of defamation of Islam and insulting Mohammad.

Yesterday prosecution extended her detention for a further 15 days. It was reported that she was not allowed to be transferred to hospital from prison based on the report of the prison physician. The teacher's union in Luxor said that all investigations confirmed the innocence of Demiana, and that they have assembled a team of lawyers to defend her.


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