Author Archives: AmiraM

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Third Anniversary: Candlelight Vigil for Maspero Massacre Victims

Every year remembering Maspero becomes more important. Impunity continues fiercely and sectarianism robs citizens of property, family members, safety, and their basic right to life. This anniversary remembers a massacre in Egypt, but I cannot help but think of Syria, Iraq, and each and every country in our region that is caving under the hatred […]

Church Shells and Empty Promises

Originally published on EgyptSource on September 30, 2014. More than a year has passed since the burning and looting of over forty churches and other Christian property around the country on August 14, 2013. It has also been over a year since a promise was made to rebuild the churches that were damaged or fully destroyed, […]

Yesterday an Enemy, Today a Friend?

This was originally published on EgyptSource. The nuanced, complicated-nature, and symbolic defeat of a theological state that came with June 30 has left most Christians in Egypt ironically and dangerously excited, hopeful, and confident in the current government and more precisely, Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Seven months ago, on August 14, Egyptian Christians fell […]

Two-Hundred Lives Lost | Sectarian Violence around the World

The world has lost over two-hundred lives this week to mindless sectarian violence; Kenya, Pakistan, Iraq, Syria, and the never ending silent suffering of those we do not even know about all over the world. Iraq Iraq, a country that has been ravaged by violence for years, and yet so easily forgotten. This year Agence […]

Sectarian Attacks: An Interactive Database

Based on the database of sectarian attacks initially launched on Nile Revolt, we have now upgraded the original database to an interactive database available for all users [sectarianattacks.com]. Using this database, you can make corrections to existing posts (by sharing updated information, photos, and videos) and also report new sectarian attacks that have not already […]

Evangelical Church, Beni Mazar | ألكنيسة الانجيلية ببني مزار 5

Egypt’s Christians: Pawns in a Political Chess Game

This was originally published on EgyptSource. Following the violent and bloody dispersal of the month-long pro-Mohamed Morsi sit-ins in Raba’a al-Adaweya and al-Nahda, a wave of attacks spread across Egypt leaving close to one hundred churches and Christian properties attacked, damaged, or fully destroyed. While there are only a few reported deaths, this is the largest, most […]

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Update: Saraqna, Assuit: Clarifying news on the killing

Recently news spread of the killing of the mayor of Saraqna, a village in Assuit, and his son-in-law. We have called relatives, as this is my village (of origin), to get more details and I’m sharing some clarifications below. Please take note: this is all information that was given to us personally and not from […]

Egyptian Streets

Independent Media

LightBox

From the photo editors of TIME

Street Girls - بنات شوارع

Notes from my research on female street children in Egypt

A stranger everywhere

For stories without a home

EgyConstitution

Documenting Egypt's Constitution-Drafting Process

Operation Egypt

Global solidarity with the people of Egypt

The Wanderer

Not all those who wander are lost - J.R.R. Tolkien

Ruminations

Mai El-Sadany

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