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 … More Third Anniversary: Candlelight Vigil for Maspero Massacre Victims

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 … More Yesterday an Enemy, Today a Friend?

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 … More Sectarian Attacks: An Interactive Database

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 … More Egypt’s Christians: Pawns in a Political Chess Game

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 … More Update: Saraqna, Assuit: Clarifying news on the killing

Was the Conference Full? Or was it because I was Christian?

Update: Another Christian was let in…see note at the bottom. I was informed of a press conference that Muslim Brotherhood were hosting today, August 9, 2013, at the National Press Club in Washington DC. The conference is to be followed by a protest tomorrow in Freedom Plaza on August 10. I headed over this morning, … More Was the Conference Full? Or was it because I was Christian?

Jihadist’s New Target

On the 27th of September, the US Embassy in Cairo made calls to pastors and religious leaders of different denominations informing them of threatening messages they received. This time their target was specific: foreign women affiliated with the church, specifically those who are working or volunteering with churches. On Friday, the Embassy confirmed it with … More Jihadist’s New Target

The Man Behind the Film: The Dilemma for Christians

With hundreds injured across the region and several deaths, continued protests and increased violence, concern is growing for the Coptic Christians in Egypt and Christians around the region. September 13, 2012 revealed that the director, who was originally thought to be ‘Sam Bacile’, an Israeli Jew, is an Egyptian Coptic Christian living in Los Angeles, … More The Man Behind the Film: The Dilemma for Christians