Christians, Others in Egypt Arrested for ‘Insulting Islam’

Heated Facebook exchange leads to charges against teacher.

CAIRO, Egypt (Morning Star News) – A young Christian teacher in northeastern Egypt is facing charges of insulting Islam after he posted comments on Facebook, according to local reports. Youssef Hany of Ismailia, a city on the Suez Canal 78 miles northeast of Cairo, posted the comments earlier this month in reply to a Muslim who […]

Coptic Christian Family Attacked in Upper Egypt; Adult Son in Intensive Care

Muslim assailant told them Christians forbidden to sit outside.

CAIRO, Egypt (Morning Star News) – A Coptic Christian is in critical condition after he, his mother and brother were stabbed in Egypt on Sunday night (Nov. 17), according to media reports. The Muslim assailant in a village in Upper Egypt’s Minya Governorate first told them that Christians must not sit outside before attacking them, […]

Coptic Christian Arrested for Allegedly Insulting Islam on Facebook in Egypt

Muslim extremists ransack his parents’ home.

CAIRO, Egypt (Morning Star News) – A young Coptic Christian man has been arrested near Cairo, Egypt for allegedly insulting Islam after a hacker posted material on his Facebook page, he and family members said. Fady Yousef, 25, was arrested early in the morning of June 11 in Giza, southwest of Cairo, despite having posted a […]

Muslim Clerics Threaten Sudanese Christian in Egypt

Convert from Islam fled torture in Sudan.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Days after Muslim leaders in Egypt came to his apartment to warn him to return to Islam, a Sudanese Christian in Cairo received a death threat by phone last week, he said. Having fled Sudan after authorities tortured and threatened to kill him if he refused to return to […]

Church Closed in Egypt after Muslim Mob Frightens Children in Sunday School

Another worship building shuttered over ‘sectarian tensions.’

CAIRO, Egypt (Morning Star News) – A Coptic church in Upper Egypt is closed after a throng of angry Muslims attacked it this month, beating a priest and another Copt as more than 200 fearful children who had gathered for Bible lessons looked on, according to advocacy groups. One of the injured Copts, Asaad Bakheet Rezek, […]

Kidnapping, Torture in Egypt of Christian Woman from Sudan Highlights Convert Pressures

Muslim extremists also threaten to kill husband, daughter.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – A Christian mother from Sudan had deep cause for fear last November when her Muslim brother went to her church in Cairo, Egypt with a photo of her husband and asked members if they knew his whereabouts. Muslim extremists from Sudan had kidnapped and tortured her less than two […]

Facing Torture, Death in Sudan, Convert Flees to Egypt – and More Death Threats

Apartment broken into, passport stolen.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Having fled Sudan after authorities tortured and threatened to kill him if he refused to return to Islam, a Sudanese Christian now faces death threats in Egypt. Unknown Muslims in Cairo began threatening him for his faith in Christ last year, 40-year-old Al Hadi Izzalden Shareef Osman said. In a […]

Muslim Throng Converges on Worship Site of Coptic Church in Egypt

Priests evicted, building shuttered.

JERUSALEM (Morning Star News) – Police in Upper Egypt evicted Coptic priests and shuttered their church building after an Islamist mob converged on the site over the weekend, according to reports. Muslim villagers in Manshiyet Zaafarna, Minya Governorate, attacked the church of Mar-Giris (St. George) at 1:30 p.m. on Friday (Jan. 11), after mosque noon prayers, […]

Discrimination against Christians in Egypt Reflects Deeper Issues

Attempt to do away with religious designation on ID cards fails.

JERUSALEM (Morning Star News) – A wan effort to do away with the religious designation on ID cards in Egypt reflects the enormity of the discrimination Christians face in a country regarded as a leader of Middle Eastern Islam, rights advocates said. ID cards are required for almost every aspect of public life in Egypt, and […]

Islamist Terrorists Ambush, Kill Seven Christians near Monastery in Egypt

Families mourn their dead.

CAIRO (Morning Star News) – Funerals were held over the weekend in Egypt for seven Christians ambushed and killed on Friday (Nov. 2) in Islamist attacks. Hundreds of people attended the funeral service in Minya for six Coptic Christians from the same family killed when Islamist gunmen ambushed their microbus near a desert monastery. A 15-year-old boy […]