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· October, 2005

Stories about Egypt from October, 2005

Egypt: The Basilica Vigil

Karim posted some photos of the ‘Basilica Vigil‘, which some described as “an experience of a lifetime.“

From the Egyptian blogs

Some bloggers are angry over the news of the 14 years old kid who is facing death sentence in Saudi Arabia. Freedom for Egyptians and Ritzy are pointing that the...

Egypt: Threats Coptic Christians

Ritzy wonders: “is this heated language going to improve the situation? Did not Pope Shenouda call for reason just a few days ago?”

Egypt: Egyptian Intelligence

Did you know that this Year the Egyptian Intelligence is celebrating its 50th year anniversary? Zeinobia writes.

Egypt: The Religious Conflict

Ibn Al-Aziz and Alaa made this site http://egyptnow.blogspot.com/ (Arabic) asking Egyptian bloggers to come together for forgiveness and to open healthy conservation to counter any negative effects of last week...

Egypt: The Basilica Church Vigil

Karim just announced that on Oct 30 at 6:30 there will be a short vigil in front of Basilica Church in Heliopolis, to display Egypt’s religious interconnection.

Egypt: Alexandira Play

Zeinobia wonders: “Sure this play will be a historical one, causing all this division in Egypt, putting the nation on unity. So does it really insult Islam that the church...

Egypt: Egyptian Monitors

Ritzy says that Egyptian Monitors for the parliamentary elections are allowed as long as they register with the government first. This way it will be easier for the government to...

Religious harmony severed in Egypt

The Egyptian blogosphere has been agitated by the events in Alexandria that shook the country. Four died (3 killed by riot poilce), tens wounded and 100 detained after 5000 angry...

Egypt: Iftar for Prisons Freedom

Baheyya writes: “We, the mothers , wives, and children of detainees in all of Egypt’s prisons, have the pleasure of inviting you to a group iftar on Tuesday, 22 Ramadan,...

Egypt: Churches After Muslims Riots

The Sandmonkey reports more churches that were attacked last week over deadly riots sparked by a play deemed offensive to Islam. egYptianist posted some photos of the riots. Ritzy tells...

Egypt: Child's Education Right

Maryanne of Living in Egypt says that theoretically, all children under the age of about 16 are supposed to be attending school, but not all of them do. Some of...

Egypt: Atkins or the Sunnah?

What's the difference between Atkins Diet and Islamic Diet? Check what Ritzy has to say!

Egypt: Sharm El Sheikh Wall

The Sandmonkey says that the Egyptian authorities are planning to erect a fence around Sharm El Sheikh to controll access to and from the resort.

Egyptian Parliamentary Elections

The parliamentary elections Egyptians face next month may very well be more substantial than the first Presidential one they encountered last month. Through these elections many hope to influence the...

Egypt: Alexandria on Sectarian Fire

The Big Pharaoh says that around 3000 Muslim protesters surrounded a church in Alexandria to protest a church play that they deemed as “offensive to Islam.” Police cordoned off the...

Egypt: Bloggers Speaking out

Ritzy says that journalists are like men: they raise you to the skies and then suddenly they take you down. Read her commentary on the recent article of Cairo Magazine,...

Egypt: Khufu

Ritzy is excited about the news of sending a new robot in to the great pyramid of Khufu (a.k.a Cheops) to reveal what is behind the mystery shafts. She says,...

Egypt: Egyptian Opposition

The Sandmonkey says that Egyptian Opposition unites against Mubarak.

Egypt: Nobel Peace Prize

Karim like to emphasis that Mohamed ElBaradei is the fourth Egyptian to get Nobel prize. In fact, Mohamed ElBaradei (2005) joins Anwar Sadat (1978) as the second Egyptian Nobel Peace...

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