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?

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 … More Two-Hundred Lives Lost | Sectarian Violence around the World

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

Updated: Mohamed ElBaradei’s official resignation

.Mohamed ElBaradei’s official resignation originally received in Arabic by email. Translation by Jay Roddy His Excellency Adly Mansour, Esq. President of the Republic I submit to you my resignation from the position of Vice-President of the Republic. I pray to God Almighty that he would protect our beloved Egypt from all evil, that he would … More Updated: Mohamed ElBaradei’s official resignation

Update: Official Statement by the National Salvation Front

Official statement by the National Salvation Front published today, received originally by email in Arabic. Translation by Jay Roddy and Nawal Hegazy. Today, Egypt lifted her head high, announcing to the world her victory over not only all political forces that seek to traffic in the name of religion in Egypt and the region, but also … More Update: Official Statement by the National Salvation Front