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The Maspero Youths Union criticized the limited representation of Copts in the constitutional assembly, saying that the number given to all three Egyptian churches – four – does not represent the real size of Copts in Egypt. [Shādyah Yūsuf, al-Ahrām, June 12, p. 6] Read original text in Arabic
The U.S. Pew Research Center said that the actual population of Copts in Egypt is 4.3 million, including 140,000 Catholics and 250,000 Protestants. [Mustafá Rahūmah and Māhir Hindāwī, al-Watan, May 28, p. 1] Read original text in Arabic
Under the title Documented, Accurate Figure – Census of Copts is 18.565.484 million, Mājid 'Attīyah writes in a column in Watanī newspaper of January 15 that Dr. Tharwat Basīlī has said he has a documented, accurate figure of the Coptic population in Egypt and that he challenges anyone who would want to prove it is wrong. [Mājid 'Attīyah, Watanī, Jan. 15, p. 4] Read original text in Arabic
In this interview with General Abu Bakr al-Saddīq al-Jindī , the head of the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS), he explains that the Maspero events were shocking to all parties involved: the Supreme Military Council, the government and the Egyptian people. He commented that the building of the Egyptian television is the most important place safeguarded by the armed forced in Cairo.
Dr. Fatmah Sayīd Ahmad began the interview with Major General Abū Bakr al-Jindī, President of the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS), by asking that all the statistics that were prohibited former regime, related to the census of Christians and Nubians in Egypt, be made publically available.
Bishop Bisantī confessed that the church took a census of the number of Copts in Egypt, which revealed that their numbers exceed 15 million.
The author questions what sources Bishop Bisantī relied on when he revealed the results of a census taken to determine the number of Copts in Egypt, especially since the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics denied authorizing any census of the number of Christians in Egypt.
While declaring the results of the 2007’s census, the head of the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics says that the number of Copts in Egypt is inaccurate because the cell of religion on the application form is optional.
An opinion poll
conducted by Ibn Khaldoun Centre
about the most popular political figure in the region raises question marks
about its legality.
Bishop Marqus comments on Bishop Munīr’s text on “Christian minorities in the Islamic world; an Egyptian perspective.”