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Six Steps the World Must Take Now to Stop the Horror of ISIS

Adel Guindy | Posted 08.11.2014 | World
Adel Guindy

The international community is failing to recognize that ISIS is an international -- not just Iraqi -- problem, as a hotbed of terrorism makes roots in such a vital area.

Why Morsi's Ouster and a Civil Society Offer Hope for Egyptian Women

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 11.16.2013 | World
Ida Lichter, M.D.

In Pakistan, two politicians who opposed blasphemy laws were assassinated, and a woman was allegedly hacked into 10 pieces by her pious husband becaus...

Egyptian Muslims Forget Muhammad's Letter to Christian Monks at Mt. Sinai

Craig Considine | Posted 10.20.2013 | Religion
Craig Considine

The attacks by some Egyptian Muslims on their fellow Egyptian Christian citizens is deplorable for the simple fact that the prophet of Islam, Muhammad, would have condemned any violence towards Christians and people of non-Muslim faiths.

Jaweed Kaleem

Dozens Of Churches Torched Under Violent Attacks In Egypt

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 08.16.2013 | Religion

Human rights groups decried reported attacks and torchings targeting dozens of churches in Egypt amid a mounting death toll as fighting between suppor...

The Copts in Egypt's Counter Revolution: On Being Egyptian

Nelly van Doorn-Harder | Posted 10.01.2013 | Religion
Nelly van Doorn-Harder

There are many reasons for the Copts to resent Egypt for what has been done to them, yet their leaders unfailingly urge them to support their country.

Why The Copts Matter

James Cowan | Posted 07.09.2013 | Religion
James Cowan

The Coptic Church is the West's last link to an early form of Christianity, and to a tradition of eremitical life that has all but disappeared from the modern world. Copts remind us of what Egypt means as a repository of all that the West holds dear in terms of thought, culture and civilization.

Egypt Persecutes Christians and Americans Pay the Bill

Ken Blackwell | Posted 06.22.2013 | World
Ken Blackwell

It is, to be sure, a most confused and confusing situation in Egypt. But this much should be clear: American taxpayers are underwriting a regime that has little concern for fundamental human rights.

Bigots Threaten to Push Us Off the Other Cliff

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 03.12.2013 | World
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

Americans and global economic pundits breathed a sigh of relief when Washington finally stepped back from the fiscal cliff on New Years Day. But there...

Grassroots Peacebuilding Will Continue To Encourage Religious Harmony In Egypt

Andrew P. Klager, Ph.D. | Posted 09.26.2012 | Religion
Andrew P. Klager, Ph.D.

By facilitating peacetime conflict prevention from the ground up through trust- and relationship-building, a more sustainable peace between Copts and Muslims is possible.

Coptic Christian Asylum Seekers Celebrate Christmas In Bethlehem

Zachary A. Bennett | Posted 02.19.2012 | Religion
Zachary A. Bennett

Even though being denied entrance after their long journey, the Coptic Christians from Eritrea and Ethiopia sang louder, kept smiling and celebrated near to one of the holiest place in their religion.

WATCH: Persecuted Coptic Christians Speak

Posted 11.22.2011 | Religion

Egyptians don't have it easy. But Copts, the Christian minority in Egypt, have it worse. In the last month, Coptic Christians were attacked while marc...

Getting Away With It: Egypt's Religious Minorities Need The Rule Of Law

Kurt J. Werthmuller | Posted 01.17.2012 | Religion
Kurt J. Werthmuller

It is still unclear how Egyptian legislation under increasingly Islamist influence might treat the Copts and other religious minorities, but it is an increasingly grim outlook.

Hundreds March In Egypt To Mourn Slain Christians

AP | AYA BATRAWY | Posted 01.11.2012 | Religion

CAIRO — Hundreds of Egyptians marched Friday through Cairo to commemorate 27 people killed last month in clashes with the military that triggere...

What Do The Copts Mean For The Arab Spring?

Kurt J. Werthmuller | Posted 01.07.2012 | Religion
Kurt J. Werthmuller

During the peak of euphoria in Tahrir Square, many Egyptian Christians set aside their grievances with the Muslim majority. A long-forming pattern of anti-Christian violence has since increased across the country.

The Halloween Horror: One Year Since Baghdad Cathedral Attack

Pierre Whalon | Posted 01.02.2012 | Religion
Pierre Whalon

One year ago, at least five men penetrated the light security in front of Baghdad's largest church and, over two hours, murdered 46 men, women and children, wounding 60 others.

Quiet Funeral For Egyptian Soldiers Killed In Clashes

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 12.12.2011 | World

CAIRO — Egypt's military rulers blamed Christian protesters and "enemies of the revolution" on Wednesday for triggering the clashes that left 26...

Egypt's Copts Fear Empowerment Of Islamist Fundamentalists

AP | By MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 12.10.2011 | World

CAIRO -- Egypt's Coptic Christians have long felt like second-class citizens in their own country. Now many fear that the power vacuum left after the...

Carnage In Cairo: A Shocking Blow To Both The Arab World And The West

The Guardian | Ian Black | Posted 12.10.2011 | World

Egypt's latest spasm of violence is by far the worst incident amid a growing catalogue of disillusion with the progress of the February revolution - a...

Christians And Police Clash In Cairo

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI and MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 12.10.2011 | World

CAIRO — Egypt's ruling military on Monday condemned a surge in deadly violence as an attempt to undermine the state, and warned it will act to s...

Egypt's Need for a "Bill of Rights"

Mohamed Elmenshawy | Posted 07.09.2011 | World
Mohamed Elmenshawy

As Egypt experiences rapid and complicated transition from the Mubarak regime to the formation of a new government, the ultimate goal must remain the protection of equal rights for all citizens of Egypt.

Arab Civilian Massacres -- Where's the Outrage?

Alan Elsner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alan Elsner

Reading the Washington Post's coverage of the upheaval in the Arab world one day this week, I did a little "thought experiment."

Unfounded Fears of Egyptian Democracy

Amnesty International | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amnesty International

By Geoffrey Mock, the Egypt country specialist and chair of the Middle East County Specialists for Amnesty International USA. Warnings that democrac...

No Peace on Earth for Coptic Christians in Egypt

Kathryn Cameron Porter | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kathryn Cameron Porter

Recent history in Rwanda and Yugoslavia has taught us that certain kinds of social tensions can erupt into extensive violence very quickly. Let's not wait for this to happen to Christian copts in Egypt.

A Silver Lining To Egypt's Dark Cloud

Ahmed Rehab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ahmed Rehab

An integral part of the story remains untold outside of Egypt: the strong response of everyday Egyptians -- Muslims and Copts.

Will Smith's Last Pharaoh vs. Egypt's History by Hollywood

Aladdin Elaasar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Aladdin Elaasar

Will Smith's upcoming movie sheds light on long forgotten Egyptian history. If you want to know the true story of the Last Pharaoh of Egypt, you'd better pay attention to what's going on in Egypt today and in the near future.