A report released by Human Rights Watch on Wednesday states that attacks and acts of violence against Copts in Egypt have risen since former Egypt President Mohammed Morsi was removed from office.
Egypt Christians Hoping for Constitution Based on Citizenship, Equality and Civil State - Not Religion
Former Egypt MP Emad Gad, a member of the Supreme Commission of the Social Democratic Party, has said Christian Copts in the country are still dreaming of a constitution that entrenches rights, freedoms and civil state.
Muslim Brotherhood Using Violence to Destroy Social Peace by Attacking Copts, Says Evangelical Coptic Authority Chairperson
Rev. Radi Atallah, chairperson of the Evangelical Coptic Authority's regional committee on dialogue of cultures, has said the Muslim Brotherhood is trying to destroy social peace in Egypt by using public violence and violence against Copts.
Christians in Egypt are being intimidated by Islamic extremists, who have adopted a strategy to incite sectarian attacks by targeting the country's Coptic population in order to spark divisions in Egypt based on religious affiliations, according to Nabil Abdel Fattah, a political analyst and researcher specializing in Islamic groups' affairs for the Al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies.
A number of Egyptian politicians have denounced violent attacks by the Muslim Brotherhood and their supporters in Egypt as tensions surrounding former President Morsi's overthrow continue. The politicians stated that the violence is not a form of demonstration and called on the state to take a stance against what they call "terrorist acts."
Islamist Cleric Sentenced to 14 Years in Egypt After Burning Bible, Calling Christian Women Prostitutes
Controversial Cleric Ahmed Mohammed Mahmoud, also known as Abu Islam, has been sentenced in Egypt to three years in prison and fined for disturbing public peace, as well as being sentenced to another three years on charges of inciting sectarian strife.
Christian Beheaded in Egypt; Church Leaders Call for Tighter Security to Protect Religious Minorities
The Diocese of Northern Sinai condemned the murder of Christian citizen Magdi Lamie, whose body was found beheaded and tortured, next to the tombs of Sheikh Zowaid.
Father Youssef Sobhi, priest of the St. George Church in Rafah, has stated that Christian Copts are being subjected to severe violations in Sinai, including attacks and kidnappings.
The Tagammu Party in Egypt has strongly condemned renewed attacks on Christians in several cities and provinces of the country following President Morsi's ousting. The party has highlighted that the Muslim Brotherhood has made attempts, in vain, to seize power by carrying out violence against peaceful demonstrators, as well as brutally killing and intimidating Christians.
Muslim Brotherhood Not Respecting Rights of Christians in Egypt, Judiciary Led by Ideology Not Law, Says Egyptian Leader
George Isaac, a leading member of Egypt's National Salvation Front, has rebuked the lack of action taken against those involved in attacks that target Coptic Christians and their churches.
Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef has denounced the killing of four Egyptian Shiites by Sunni Muslims on Sunday in Giza Governorate.
Dr. Yousef Francis Matta Eklimis, a member of the National Assembly of Unified Christians List, has spoke out against the discrimination and injustice that Christians in Iraq are suffering.
Many Coptic Christians are fleeing to the United States and Europe because they no longer feel safe in Cairo. Many Copts feel that the Islamist government is not doing enough to protect them against discrimination and hate crimes, so they are resorting to fleeing the country, according to reports.
The leader of an Islamic group has renewed threats to Christian Copts in Egypt, warning them to cancel their planned demonstrations scheduled for June 30. The leader has also urged Muslims to rally together, insisting that his Islamic colleagues would die and go to heaven, where as Christian dead would burn in hell.
The U.S. State Department's 2012 report on International Religious Freedom has claimed that the Indonesian government has failed to protect individuals who are targeted for their religious beliefs.
Rev. Refaat Fikri, Chairman of the Media Board of the Evangelical Synod, revealed that the situation of Copts under the rule of the Muslim Brotherhood is getting worse, and it is expected to become increasingly worse with the rise of Islamic fundamentalism.
Islamic Cleric Sentenced to 11 Years for Burning Bible in Egypt - Vows to Continue 'Attack on Church'
Islamic preacher Abu Islam, who was convicted on charges of contempt of Christianity, incitement to strife and disturbing public security and sentenced to 11 years in jail, says he does not care about the verdict against him yesterday, as it will not prevent him from carrying on to "attack the Church."
During the the three-day Faith and Freedom Conference, hosted by the Faith and Freedom Coalition, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) insisted America was funding a war on Christianity in Egypt.
Saad Hagras, a prominent Egyptian journalist, condemned the use of religion when crafting and enforcing laws in Egypt.
A leading member of the Islamist group Gamaat Islamiyya, Sheikh Mohamed Mukhtar, known as Kishk of Upper Egypt, warned the opposition to President Morsi will soon be dissolved.
Safaa Zaki Murad, a member of the defense team of Coptic teacher Demiana Abdel Nour, insisted the court's judgment against the Coptic teacher has nothing to do with the law.
Iranian Pastor Behman Irani, 42, who may face the death penalty on charges of apostasy, is experiencing serious health problems.
The Maspero Youth Union (MYU) denounced the recent threats made by the Islamic hardliners regarding Copts who are organizing a June 30 demonstration, even though those calling for the demonstrations have said their message to the president in a democratic and peaceful manner.
Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali, former Anglican Bishop of Rochester and co-head of the Anglican-Al Azhar Dialogue, warned against the rising threat of a "tyranny of the majority" in Arab Spring countries, in a speech last Thursday.
Mohamed Abu Hamid, former Egyptian Member of Parliament, said that the Muslim Brotherhood is trying to placate the Egyptian people after a series of public demonstrations called on citizens to overthrow the regime.