16. Excessive local police interrogations are no indication of Christian persecution in Egypt

Drs. Hulsman writes a special report about his investigation of el-Kashh incidents in August, where some Christians where killed.t 1,000 Christians in the small town of el-Kosheh," police behavior and mistakes in foreign reports about al-Kosheh. The report contains an evaluation explaining how the investigations into the murder of two Christians and the responses from the bishop, police, human rights lawyer Maurice Sadek, emigrant Copts and other actors resulted in a huge escalation.

25. Response to the request of readers

In the RNSAW of June 27 - July 1 1998, a translation was given of an article of Fikriya Ahmed in El-Wafd 27, titled ’The Dutch intelligence condemns Muslims in its annual report’. The RNSAW obtained the text of the summary of this report and translated it for our readers.

9. Rodinson’s book should not have been banned

A reader of the RNSAW commented on the ban of Rodinson’s book on Mohammed. He is of the opinion Montassir should understand that Rodinson tried to understand Mohammed as a non-believer but not as some one who wanted to attack Islam.

6. Report on the Persecution of Christians by the Council of Churches of the City of New York after its Visit to Egypt

Because of the attack of Selim Naguib, the RNSAW included the full text of the Report of the Council of Churches which concludes "It does not appear that the national government condones any acts of persecution of the Christian minority in Egypt." But " This is not to say that there is no persecution or discrimination in Egypt. No nation on earth can lay claim to that distinction."

10. A letter from the Coptic Catholic Church of Egypt to the American Catholic Church

In a letter from the Catholic Church of Egypt the Church complains about Western media reports surrounding the issue of Coptic persecution in Egypt, as well as American intervention into the issue.

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