Swine Flu Slaughter Of Pigs Threatens Egypt’s Christians’ Livelihood

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos large_77444_71942CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- The livelihood of at least hundreds of thousands of Christians in Cairo and other areas was threatened Wednesday, May 6, as Egypt's government announced it would go ahead with slaughtering the country's pigs to combat swine flu and improve hygienic conditions.

Egypt Ex-Muslim And Husband In Hiding; Violence Kills Two

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service copts01-02CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- An ex-Muslim who converted to Christianity and her Christian husband were in hiding Tuesday, April 28, amid threats from family members and police, the latest in a series of attacks against Coptic Christians this month, in which at least two people were killed, several sources said.

Former Muslim Facing Death Threats In Egypt

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service egyptCAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- A former Muslim who converted to Christianity in Egypt was in hiding Sunday, March 8, after Islamic lawyers demanded that he be executed on charges of "apostasy," Egyptian Christians and rights investigators monitoring the trial said.

Egypt Christians In Jail For Violating Ramadan

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BosNewsLife Middle East Service egypt1CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Six Christian brothers who refused to close their cafe during the Muslim month of fasting, Ramadan, were behind bars in Egypt Saturday, February 21, after they were sentenced to three years in prison with hard labor, a rights group confirmed.

Egyptian Christian Mother To Appeal Custody Decision

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BosNewsLife Middle East Service mario_andrew1CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- The Christian mother of two 14-year-old twins Andrew and Mario Medhat was preparing legal action Saturday, February 21, after receiving the right to challenge a custody decision awarding her sons to their Muslim father.

Egypt Releases Christian Rights Activist

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BosNewsLife Middle East Service 12egypta190CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian human rights activist and Internet writer spent his first weekend in freedom Saturday, February 14, after he was suddenly released by Egyptian security forces.

Egypt Christian Convert Receives Death Threats From Judge

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By BosNewsLife Senior Special Correspondent Eric Leijenaar coptbeatenCAIRO/AMSTERDAM (BosNewsLife)-- A Netherlands based advocacy group expressed concern Thursday, January 29, over a young Christian convert in Egypt after a judge allegedly threatened to kill her for abandoning Islam and trying to flee Egypt because of harassment by family and police.

Egypt Convert Wins Rare Victory; Other Waits

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service 641671230_50336de59cCAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife) -- An Egyptian convert to Christianity was looking forward Monday, January 18, to be recognized as a Christian by the state, after spending 31 years officially identified as a Muslim, but another convert was so far refused such an opportunity Christians said.

Egypt’s ‘Pope’ Bans Worship Service After Sectarian Clashes

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CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- A tense calm returned Tuesday, November 25, to a suburb of Cairo after Coptic Pope Shenuda III banned Egyptian Christians from praying in a church-owned building there following clashes with Muslims, the latest in a series of sectarian clashes.