Monthly Archives: October 2011

Testimonies from Maspero

Journalists and activists in Egypt are consolidating the testimonies of eye witnesses to events in Maspero, Cairo on 9 October 2011 when the army violently attacked a protest march being held by mainly Coptic Christian protesters. On that night, state … Continue reading

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Religious Violence Plagues Post-Mubarak Egypt

originally published by LSE Africa Blog 11 July 2011 The national unity that emerged from Egypt’s 25 January Revolution is being threatened by a series of clashes between Christians and Muslims. Elizabeth Iskander, Dinam Research Fellow in LSE’s Department of … Continue reading

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Christians and the Egyptian Revolution: a positive contribution and future inquiries

originally published in Pravmir on 6 March 2011 by Minas Monir “In that day there will be an altar to the LORD in the heart of Egypt, and a monument to the LORD at its border.” Isaiah 19:19. It seems … Continue reading

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Mubarak’s Trial: standing between the past and future

Originally published in Pravmir on 3rd August 2011   By Minas Monir There’s a consensus among Egyptians, regardless of their political or ideological affiliation, that the trial of the former president Mubarak is considered to be one of the most … Continue reading

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Egyptian Christians and the Winds of Change

Originally published in Pravmir on 2 May 2011   by Minas Monir It seems that the dust in Egypt doesn’t want to settle. After the fall of Mubarak’s regime, a series of consecutive breath-taking developments are still reshaping the face … Continue reading

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Egypt: Mourning for 25 killed in clashes

Egyptian Christians mourning their dead today berated the army after at least 25 people were killed when troops crushed a protest about an attack on a Coptic church. Vox Africa explored the root of the violence with Dr Elizabeth Iskander … Continue reading

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Sectarianism, Post-Mubarak Egypt’s Achilles Heel

E. Iskander Cairo’s streets were on fire again on Sunday evening after a protest march headed towards the Egyptian television broadcasting building known as Maspero. As the march from Shubra, a majority Christian district inCairo, neared Maspero the army met … Continue reading

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