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Book review of a book which was published in 1988! The book is focused on the role of the Copts in Egyptian politics in the period 1900 - 1952 and especially the role of the Coptic politician Makram Ebeid (1889-1961) in that period. The author of the book, Dr. Mustafa el-Fiqi, was advisor of...
Were the applications of our Islamic civilization free from negative elements, from differentiation between majorities and minorities? Treason of Christians in the time of the Mongols led to the destruction of their houses by Muslims.
Non-Moslems enjoyed the rights of complete citizenship in the state of Islam that was there one thousand years ago. We hope the world remembers this great history of Islam so we do not hear any more of ethnic cleansing.
Dr. William Suleiman Qilada who recently died was a venerable judge. He was a Copt who devoted his life to strengthen national unity between Copts and Muslims in Egypt. He repeatedly wrote about citizenship and areas related to assessment, choice and criteria of citizenship.
Historical facts and evidences prove that Egyptian monasteries and Coptic churches in the Christian era were a centre for study, copying and inscribing manuscripts and documents of the Coptic era. There was rarely a church that didn’t have a library. Monks were clever at inscribing and binding...
The discussion at the press conference of the New York Council of Churches on June 28 [transcript presented in last week’s RNSAW] was mainly with members of the American Coptic Union. Before the press conference Drs. Cornelis Hulsman interviewed Rafique Iscander, chairman and founder of the...
Charles Montagu Doughty (1843-1926) is the forgotten man of Arabian exploration. Doughty made a point of traveling openly and fearlessly, defiantly proclaiming his status as a Christian. Not surprisingly, he was snubbed, humiliated, beaten up and threatened with death.
The author contends that what exists in Egypt is a sort of tribal fanaticism. He says that this may manifest itself on occasion but religious fanaticism is unknown by Egyptians.
Only in legend were the Crusaders chivalrous knights. In reality, they were ruthless invaders who hacked a bloody trail through the Holy Land in their quest to capture Jerusalem. But they left behind an impressive archaeological legacy.
The Crusades are celebrating their 900 anniversary. The 900th anniversary of the First Crusade is important because of the enduring misconceptions about each other that have been foisted upon Muslims and Christians alike through the endless retelling of events which writers have emptied entirely...

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