I read a book this winter called “Birds Without Wings.” Truly a masterpiece about villagers in a small, remote village in Turkey during the fall of the Ottoman Empire and Turkey’s beginning days. It was unique for many reasons particularly the style of how the author presented the story: short stories of different members of the village; … More Book Review: prayer candles and jinn
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
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?
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
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
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
These photos were taken and sent by locals from various areas of Minya. These photos are copyrighted to the owners and are not to be linked except through this post. Each photo is captioned with what it is.
This post is dedicated to tracking the most recent wave of sectarian attacks across Egypt. The format has recently changed due to the sheer volume of data. Currently, everything is in a DATABASE instead of list format. If the database is not opening please contact us. The original format is saved, for those who need it … More Sectarianism: Post-Sit-in Dispersal
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?
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