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?
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
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
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
Wrote this a few weeks ago, but forgot about it in the events following–posting anyway. Sectarianism is not new to Egypt and in the post-revolution years, attacks on Christians have become increasingly common and violent. As the rule of the law and authority of the police have become memories of the Mubarak days, people have … More The Killing of Shiites in Egypt
Last night we witnessed more deaths and injuries and violence in Imbaba, and as a result, the situation in Egypt grows more grave. Again, the Salafis say it’s because of a girl who converted to Islam and then was kidnapped and held in an apartment near the Imbaba church. #sigh. I am constantly amazed at … More Violence in Imbaba