Category Archives: Sectarianism

Calme Renenvue a Dashour?

First published on Nouvelles du Caire, 10 August 2012 by Sophie Anmuth En juillet après des violences suite à une querelle au sujet d’une chemise abîmée par le teinturier copte, des Coptes avaient fui le village de Dahshour, en banlieue … Continue reading

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Still no Sectarian Problem in Egypt?

On Monday, American Secretary of State Hilary Clinton voiced concerns about religious freedom in Egypt. Reacting to Clinton’s statements,   Mahmoud Ghozlan, spokesperson for the Muslim Brotherhood, stated; “Non-Muslims in Egypt receive equal rights to Muslims in terms of freedom … Continue reading

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The ‘mediation’ of Muslim–Christian relations in Egypt: the strategies and discourses of the official Egyptian press during Mubarak’s presidency

This article, which appears in the journal of Islam and Christian–Muslim Relations  Vol. 23, Iss. 1, 2012, analyses the representation of Muslim–Coptic relations in the Al-Ahrām newspaper between 2005 and 2010. The primary goal is to assess the strategies and discourses used by this newspaper to represent … Continue reading

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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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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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