The Education Directorate in Alexandria, is forcing young Mario and Andrew to write their religion as Muslim in their secondary school exam application forms 2008/2009
The mother of Parthenia goes on hunger strike over the abduction of her toddler and the unwillingness of the security authorities to bring her back.
Your Majesty; With the year 2008 coming to an end, many of us try to analyze what they have achieved during that year, in order to improve on their actions and plan for the coming New Year.
The Egyptian security authorities are again at work to support the fanatics who do not want the Copts to pray anywhere in Egypt. The same scenario is repeated all over again. Last month it was in Ain Shams, then Minya el Kamh, and today in Ameriya district, Alexandria, where the Copts there are crying out for help, as sectarian tension rise, and they fear the worst.
"I am saying it out loud to everyone, the mother and I are threatened to be killed or being falsely charged of committing a crime by the Security Authorities and the Muslim Brotherhood. Should something happen to us, you know who did it" said Mr. Atef Helmy, journalist and activist in the Egyptian Human Rights Organization. Mr. Helmy added that even people who offered to help us, have received threats of being abducted from their homes and vanish forever, an attitude of using terror which he finds similar to that of the Mafia.
Once again the Egyptian police violate its own duty of protecting Egyptian citizens; it joins in a reprisal campaign against a Coptic mother who refused to convert to Islam with her teenage twin boys, following her husbandâ€™s conversion.
Martha Samuel, an Egyptian Muslim who converted to Christianity, formerly known as Zainab Said , was deported, together with her two children (Kirillos and Emmanuel,ages 4 and 2) on Monday, 12-22-2008 from Cairo's Khalifa Police Station to El-Kanater prison. She will spend there the rest of her 15 days incarceration period which started on 17-12-2008 pending the court case, in which she is charged of forging her passport to flee Egypt.
Voice of the copts translate to English the facts said by father Mettias.
HEMOUM KEBTEYA a book by Mr. Mounir Bishy