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Egypt arrests Coptic community rights activist amid heightened surveillance measures

By Mina Nader, Jacob Wirtschafter — December 5, 2019

CAIRO (RNS) — Early on Nov. 23, plainclothes police arrived at the home of Ramy Kamel, a tailor and advocate for the Coptic community. Human rights groups have expressed alarm over Kamel’s arrest and a renewed crackdown on activists and journalists in Egypt.

Anger erupts in Egypt after massacre of Christian pilgrims

By Mina Nader — November 5, 2018

MINYA, Egypt (RNS) — An assault that killed seven Coptic Christians on Friday (Nov. 2) follows a May 2017 ambush at the same location, also by the Egyptian branch of the Islamic State. Now, Copts say they have had enough of platitudes.

Gunman opens fire on Cairo church; shootout kills at least 9

By Cathy Lynn Grossman — December 29, 2017

(AP) Egypt’s Christian minority has been targeted by Islamic militants in a series of attacks since December 2016 that left more than 100 dead and scores wounded.

In a bid to promote diversity, Egypt plans to restore Alexandria synagogue

By Yonat Shimron — July 27, 2017

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt (RNS) — Minister of Antiquities Khaled El-Enany announced his agency would fund the restoration of the Prophet Elijah Synagogue.

Donald Trump’s jihad on Muslims

By Arsalan Iftikhar — August 15, 2016

(RNS) Trump believes that if we just utter the words ‘radical Islamic terrorism’ enough times, an Aladdin-esque blue genie in a bottle will come defeat ISIS in one fell swoop.

Egyptian minister sacked after saying he would jail Prophet Muhammad

By Reuters — March 15, 2016

CAIRO — Ahmed al-Zend, a hard-liner and outspoken critic of the Muslim Brotherhood, had said he would jail the prophet himself if he broke the law.

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