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11 November 2007

Sectarian violence in Gabal-al-Teir, Minya : Truck loads of violence

6db2e1b2c589ad784fffe7c3176a2669.jpgThe rocky Gabal-al-Teir (Mountain of the Birds) towers high above the lush green fields on the eastern bank of the Nile valley in Samalout, Minya, in Upper Egypt. Perched right on top is

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03 January 2007

The "Copts For a Day" Experiment

By Sally Bishai

Recently, and after many “escape from studying” discussions I’ve had with other intellectuals involved in the worldwide human rights struggle—including several Egyptians of both major faiths—I have begun to wonder about several things relating to the alleged inequality between Christians and Muslims in Egypt.

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13 August 2006

The Price of Refusing Islam

medium_hany4.jpgIn years past, the price of refusing Islam—for Copts in Egypt, anyway—included either paying the Jizia (Humiliation Tax), or dying by the sword. (Some entrepreneurial Muslims had the clever idea of collecting the tax and THEN ramming their swords into their victim’s midsection.)

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