Maspero Massacre 18 May — The Coptic Church obtained a permission in January to turn a garment factory bought by the church in , into a church in the neighbourhood of Ain Shams of Cairo. However, angry Muslim mobs attacked the church and scores of Copts and Muslims were arrested for the disturbance. On Sunday May 29, an Egyptian Military Court sentenced two Coptic Christians to five years in jail each for violence and for trying to turn a factory into an unlicensed church.
Maspero demonstrations Thousands of Coptic Christians took to the streets in Cairo to protest the burning of a church in Marinab and were headed towards Maspiro , where they were met with armoured personnel carrier , APCs, and hundreds of riot police and special forces. Army vehicles charged at the protesters and reports of at least 6 protesters being crushed under APCs, including one with a crushed skull, has emerged.
In addition, witnesses have confirmed that military personnel were seen firing live ammunition into the protesters, while the Health Ministry confirmed that at least 20 protesters have undergone surgery for bullet wounds. Al-Jamaa Al-Islamiya members and Salafist groups attempted to attack Kamel as he was led out of court, and rocks were thrown at the police car used to take him away from the court.
However, the schoolteacher denied posting the cartoons and said that his account was hacked. Mark's Cathedral for four Christians killed in sectarian clashes 6 April , young Copts leaving the funeral service chanted slogans against President Mohamed Mursi and his Muslim Brotherhood movement.
Police attacked mourners with tear gas as they tried to leave Egypt's largest cathedral, forcing them back inside the cathedral precinct and sparking a siege that lasted all afternoon and stretched into the night. Police and armed civilians have laid siege to killing three people and injuring at least 21 Copts and Muslims. They were confronted by young group of Copts attempting to defend the mourners inside the Church by exchanging petrol bombs and rocks with Islamic extremists on opposite side of the Church entrance.
According to The Guardian , four Christians and one Muslim were killed in sectarian clashes that broke out north of Cairo after children allegedly drew a swastika on Islamic property. On Sunday Christians gathered in Cairo to remember the dead in a service that ended by further escalating sectarian tensions resulting in two Christians and one Muslim being killed.
Local news reports that the sixth Coptic victim who has died was set on fire during the clashes died in hospital a few days later, while according to other media sources the second Muslim victim died from a fractured skull. Christians complained revolution , and the first time the Cathedral had been attacked. They pulled her out of the car and started pounding on her and pulling her hair. They beat and stripped her, stabbed her in the back and slit her throat.
They kidnapped his eldest daughter Catherine, who was later found dead in a desert. Subsequently, the victims were commemorated as martyr saints on the 8th Amshir of the Coptic calendar , which is February 15 of the Gregorian calendar.
They had appeared in a video, allegedly mocking Muslim prayers, but claimed they had been mocking IS following a number of beheadings by that group. Samuel the Confessor in Minya Governorate. Further allegations of organised abduction of Copts, trafficking and police collusion continue in The parliamentary quota for women was removed without debate and a promised female vice-president failed to materialise, amid what political commentator Moushira Khattab called "a radical anti-feminist sentiment".
Morsi threatened but stopped short of decriminalizing Egypt's practice of female genital mutilation, carried out on almost three-quarters of Egyptian girls, making it clear he would not tackle an issue he called "a family matter".