- Feb 18, 2020
Saint Mark’s Coptic Cathedral in Cairo has been rebuilt by the Egyptian army corps of engineers after a terrorist attack last month left 27 dead. The restoration was by direct order of President Abdel Fattah Sisi so that Coptic Christians could celebrate the feast of Christmas there.
Egypt’s state news agency says a knife-wielding attacker has been shot and killed after he stabbed a guard at a Coptic church, the latest in which has been a stepped-up round of assaults on the country’s influential Christian minority.
During the 92 days Wadie Ramses was held captive in the Egyptian desert, blindfolded and handcuffed, the most terrifying moments came when he could overhear his radical Muslim kidnappers debating whether to behead the Christian doctor or keep him alive to collect a ransom.
CAIRO, Egypt — Andraous Oweida, a 44-year-old construction worker and father of two, has vivid memories of the night of Oct. 9, 2011, when the Egyptian army assaulted a massive crowd of Christian protestors in the Maspero neighborhood of Cairo, killing 22 people and leaving dozens severely wounded. Oweida was
Writing from an online perch in Istanbul, he calls on Egyptians to start off-hour attacks against KFC restaurants, banks, mobile phone shops, and other corporate outposts. He urges assaults on the military’s commercial interests instead of its security checkpoints. Nonviolent protests are worse than “futile,” he says, just an opportunity