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Stray dogs get more of the West's attention than persecuted Christians

Stray dogs get more of the West's attention than persecuted Christians

If they were endangered whales, stranded stray dogs, caravans trying to storm the USA, they would get front page headlines. But they are only Copts and a woman in death row for 'blasphemy.' Giulio Meotti, 07/11/2018 07:00
ISIS claims attack on Christian pilgrims in Egypt

ISIS claims attack on Christian pilgrims in Egypt

ISIS's Sinai branch claims attack on three buses carrying Christian pilgrims in which 7 were killed.Elad Benari, Canada, 02/11/2018 21:18
Egypt sentences 17 to death over attacks on churches

Egypt sentences 17 to death over attacks on churches

Egyptian military court sentences 17 people to death over suicide bombings of Coptic churches.Elad Benari, 12/10/2018 04:32
Egypt upholds death sentences for 7 ISIS members

Egypt upholds death sentences for 7 ISIS members

Egyptian court upholds death sentences for seven people over beheadings in Libya of 21 Christians.Ben Ariel, 27/11/2017 05:44
Coptic priest stabbed to death by Islamist terrorist

Coptic priest stabbed to death by Islamist terrorist

The brutal Jihadist murder of Coptic priest Monsignor Samaan on a busy Cairo street has so far elicited no response from Egypt's government. Ashraf Ramelah, 15/10/2017 07:01
Egypt claims "War on Terror" and shuts Coptic churches

Egypt claims "War on Terror" and shuts Coptic churches

Imagine not being able to reach you synagogue on Yom Kippur, because police have decided you need a permit. Ashraf Ramelah, 06/09/2017 23:27
Egypt kills jihadists who attacked Copts

Egypt kills jihadists who attacked Copts

Egyptian forces kill three jihadists suspected of involvement in deadly attacks against Coptic Christians.Ben Ariel, 11/08/2017 06:13
Identity erasure: The threat to the Egyptian Copts

Identity erasure: The threat to the Egyptian Copts

Islam in the majority is never satisfied until the minority is subsumed entirely by its religious-political system, which includes the Arab/Muslim heritage.   Ashraf Ramelah, 13/07/2017 23:24
Egypt strikes jihadist camps in Libya

Egypt strikes jihadist camps in Libya

Egypt launches six air strikes on jihadist camps in Libya following latest attack on Coptic Christians.Elad Benari, Canada, 27/05/2017 00:07
'Terror will be defeated if all countries work against it'

'Terror will be defeated if all countries work against it'

Prime Minister's Office condemns attack in Egypt, calls on all countries to unite to work against terrorism.Elad Benari, Canada, 26/05/2017 21:00
Egypt: 23 killed in shooting attack

Egypt: 23 killed in shooting attack

ISIS terrorists attack bus carrying Coptic Chirstians south of Cairo. At least 23 dead and 25 wounded.Orli Harari, 26/05/2017 14:16
Islamist attacks on holidays

Islamist attacks on holidays

Attacking on Diwali or Christmas or Yom Kippur is essentially declaring that such “infidel” holy days ought to be desecrated rather than respected. Noah Beck, 23/04/2017 06:00
Rivlin to Sisi: Terror won't diminish Egypt's spirit

Rivlin to Sisi: Terror won't diminish Egypt's spirit

President Rivlin sends condolences to Egyptian President following attacks on Coptic churches.Elad Benari, Canada, 10/04/2017 18:45
UN condemns Egypt church attacks

UN condemns Egypt church attacks

UN Security Council calls bombings of two Coptic churches in Egypt heinous and cowardly.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/04/2017 06:45
Egypt arrests three more suspects in Cairo church attack

Egypt arrests three more suspects in Cairo church attack

Egypt arrests three more people suspected of involvement in the bombing of a Coptic Christian church.Ben Ariel, 05/01/2017 03:33
ISIS claims attack on Cairo Coptic church

ISIS claims attack on Cairo Coptic church

The Islamic State claims responsibility for bomb attack on a Cairo Coptic church, vows to continue attacks against "infidels".Elad Benari, 14/12/2016 00:14
Egypt names suicide bomber who carried out Cairo attack

Egypt names suicide bomber who carried out Cairo attack

Egyptian President says a suicide bomber carried out attack at Cairo's Coptic cathedral. Four suspects arrested.Ben Ariel, 13/12/2016 03:13
Hamas: Attack in Cairo seeks 'to wreak havoc'

Hamas: Attack in Cairo seeks 'to wreak havoc'

Hamas condemns terror attack on Coptic church in Cairo which killed 23 people.Elad Benari, 12/12/2016 05:14
Netanyahu to Egypt: Let's fight terrorism together

Netanyahu to Egypt: Let's fight terrorism together

PM Netanyahu condemns terror attack on Coptic Christians in Cairo, calls on Egypt to "fight terrorism together".Elad Benari, 12/12/2016 02:13
Egyptian mob humiliates elderly Christian woman

Egyptian mob humiliates elderly Christian woman

Muslim rioters sack Christian homes following rumor Christian man had affair with Muslim woman.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/05/2016 22:23
Egyptians Flock Home from Libya After Beheadings

Egyptians Flock Home from Libya After Beheadings

Almost 15,000 Egyptians have flocked home from Libya since ISIS beheaded 21 Coptic Christians last week.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/02/2015 05:15
ISIS Plans to 'Invade' Italy With Small Boats

ISIS Plans to 'Invade' Italy With Small Boats

Italian officials have expressed serious concerns that they could face an invasion by Islamic State forces, and are preparing to fight back.Yaakov Levi, 18/02/2015 16:13
Egyptian Jets Strike Libya after ISIS Murders 21

Egyptian Jets Strike Libya after ISIS Murders 21

Egyptian army says 'avenging the blood of Egyptian, and extracting retribution from the killers... is a duty we have to carry out.'Gil Ronen, 16/02/2015 11:41
Sisi Vows to Respond to Beheadings of Christians

Sisi Vows to Respond to Beheadings of Christians

Egyptian President says his country will choose "the necessary timing" to respond to the beheadings of 21 Christians in Libya.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/02/2015 03:45
ISIS Beheads Coptic Christians in Libya

ISIS Beheads Coptic Christians in Libya

Islamic State releases a video purportedly showing the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians the group captured in Libya.Ben Ariel, 16/02/2015 01:43
Egypt’s Al-Ahzar Institute: Cause or Foe of Terror?

Egypt’s Al-Ahzar Institute: Cause or Foe of Terror?

With its slightest pronouncement (fatwa) obeyed by Sunni Muslim followers, Al-Ahzar has the power to eradicate Muslim violence around the world. But what has its impact been? How does it react to ISIS? Ashraf Ramelah, 20/01/2015 08:52
Libya: Kidnapped Coptic Christians Released

Libya: Kidnapped Coptic Christians Released

A local leader says 13 Coptic Christian workers from Egypt have been freed after being seized in Libya by "people smugglers".Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/01/2015 05:43
Thirteen Coptic Christians Abducted in Libya

Thirteen Coptic Christians Abducted in Libya

Islamists seize Christians in Sirte in second abduction in one week; Egypt tells citizens to stay indoors due to threats.Tova Dvorin, 03/01/2015 19:58
Egypt Jails Christian Teacher for Insulting Islam

Egypt Jails Christian Teacher for Insulting Islam

Teacher accused of telling students that a late Coptic pope was better than the Prophet Mohammed.AFP, Arutz Sheva staff, 16/06/2014 16:25
The Slaughter in Egypt

The Slaughter in Egypt

This is what triggered the slaughter of twenty-eight people in Aswan, Upper Egypt. Ashraf Ramelah, 11/04/2014 08:23
Christian Suffering Stands in Way of Middle East Peace

Christian Suffering Stands in Way of Middle East Peace

The underlying problem isn’t between Israelis and Palestinian Arabs – It’s between Islamists and everyone else. Paul Miller, 10/03/2014 06:26
Report: Hamas Planned Church Bombings on Christmas

Report: Hamas Planned Church Bombings on Christmas

Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood reportedly planned to murder Egyptian Christians on their holy day.Maayana Miskin, 02/01/2014 14:47
Egypt: Gunmen Fire on Coptic Christian Wedding

Egypt: Gunmen Fire on Coptic Christian Wedding

Three people die as gunmen on motorcycles open fire on a wedding party outside a Coptic Christian church in Cairo.Elad Benari, 21/10/2013 03:45
Egypt's Christians Attack Western Media Coverage

Egypt's Christians Attack Western Media Coverage

Egypt's Coptic Christian church criticizes "media fallacies that are prevalent in Western countries" when dealing with Islamist terrorism.Ari Soffer, 18/08/2013 09:45
Egypt's Churches Aflame as Brotherhood Runs Amok

Egypt's Churches Aflame as Brotherhood Runs Amok

Muslim Brotherhood fanatics are taking their frustrations out on Egypt's Coptic Christians, burning their churches and homes.David Lev, 15/08/2013 13:49
Egypt's Islamist Rage Targets Christians

Egypt's Islamist Rage Targets Christians

Pro-Morsi rioters set fire to Christian youth center, church.Gil Ronen, 14/08/2013 14:44
Gunman Kills 10-year-old Christian Girl

Gunman Kills 10-year-old Christian Girl

Jessica Boulous was shot and instantly killed in Cairo. Her uncles says violence against Christians “seems to be normal” in Egypt now.Kochava Rozenbaum , 13/08/2013 23:08
Egypt: Christian Beheaded as Violence Worsens

Egypt: Christian Beheaded as Violence Worsens

Hostage "beheaded" as Egyptian Islamists take advantage of unrest to target the country's Coptic Christian minorityChana Ya'ar and Ari Soffer, 11/07/2013 16:22
6 Suspects in Islamist Bombing of Buddhist Temple

6 Suspects in Islamist Bombing of Buddhist Temple

Indian Mujahideen group suspected in multiple bomb attacks, which wounded two monks. Attack underscores rising Islamist violenceGil Ronen, 09/07/2013 12:15
Egypt: 1 Killed in Sectarian Clashes

Egypt: 1 Killed in Sectarian Clashes

One killed in clashes at Cairo's Coptic cathedral, after funeral prayers for four Christians during which Copts chanted against Morsi.Elad Benari, 08/04/2013 04:12
Egypt Says it Foiled Sinai Church Bombing

Egypt Says it Foiled Sinai Church Bombing

Egypt announced Monday that it had foiled an attack at a Coptic church in the Rafiah area of northern Sinai. David Lev, 07/01/2013 23:44
Morsi Meets Coptic Christians in Sinai

Morsi Meets Coptic Christians in Sinai

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi meets with Coptic families who fled from the town of Rafiah after receiving death threats.Elad Benari, Canada, 05/10/2012 23:05
Egypt: Christian Children Arrested

Egypt: Christian Children Arrested

Two Coptic Christian children, aged 10 and 9, arrested after being accused of tearing up pages of the Koran.Elad Benari, 04/10/2012 05:13
Egypt's PM Denies Copts Fled Homes in Sinai

Egypt's PM Denies Copts Fled Homes in Sinai

Egypt’s PM Qandil denies Copts had fled their homes in Sinai, as officials and residents say the Christians received death threats.Elad Benari, 30/09/2012 04:20
60 Minutes Outdid CNN

60 Minutes Outdid CNN

The recent anti-US riots have shown the world what Islam wants to do. The Christians in Arab lands can attest to that. 60 Minutes just didn't find them. Tabitha Korol, 21/09/2012 03:00
New Evidence on Whether Jesus Was Married

New Evidence on Whether Jesus Was Married

Scrap of ancient papyrus written in Egyptian Coptic reveals the words "Jesus said to them, my wife…”Scott Krane and AFP, 19/09/2012 17:29
Egyptian Crucifixions: Fact or Fiction?

Egyptian Crucifixions: Fact or Fiction?

Sky News Arabia reported Muslims crucifying Christians. INR's Tamar Yonah interviews an investigative reporter to find out the inside scoop.Israel National Radio staff, 27/08/2012 21:00
Copts Declare Creation of 'Christian Brotherhood'

Copts Declare Creation of 'Christian Brotherhood'

Coptic activists in Egypt announced establishment of Christian Brotherhood to counter influence of Muslim Brotherhood. Rachel Hirshfeld , 06/07/2012 13:24
Coptic Tycoon Still in Islamist Crosshairs

Coptic Tycoon Still in Islamist Crosshairs

Egypt's Coptic billionaire and tycoon Naguib Sawiris beat one case, but faces another for 'insulting religion' via TwitterGabe Kahn., 28/02/2012 19:25
Copts Protest Eviction of Christians from Shabrat

Copts Protest Eviction of Christians from Shabrat

Hundreds of Coptic Christians staged a protest at Egypt's parliament after 8 Copt families were forcibly evicted from ShabratGabe Kahn., 13/02/2012 19:59
Thousands Mark Cairo's Tahrir Square Revolution

Thousands Mark Cairo's Tahrir Square Revolution

Crowds packed Tahrir Square to mark the first anniversary of the Egyptian Revolution despite cold and rain, but with little celebration.Chana Ya'ar , 25/01/2012 10:17
The End of Religious Freedom

The End of Religious Freedom

President Obama must prevent the shutting down of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. The need for its work has never been so acute as Islamists gain power.Prof. Phyllis Chesler, 07/12/2011 10:27
A Copt Writer's View of the Egyptian Elections

A Copt Writer's View of the Egyptian Elections

The power struggle between Islamic fundamentalists and the all-powerful Egyptian military to gain control of Egypt ignores the will of the people who shed their blood for freedom and human rights during the Lotus uprising earlier this year. Ashraf Ramelah, 28/11/2011 22:02
Copts Attacked in Cairo -- 10 Injured

Copts Attacked in Cairo -- 10 Injured

Coptic marchers in Cairo were assaulted by supporters of Islamist candidates, who injured ten.Gabe Kahn., 17/11/2011 19:57
Egyptian Muslims Burn Coptic Church in Aswan

Egyptian Muslims Burn Coptic Church in Aswan

Egyptian Muslims have returned to "business as usual," with another attack on a Coptic Christian church, this one in Aswan. Chana Ya'ar, 02/10/2011 11:13