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January 18, 2018

FYI, Stele Fragment Unearthed in Northern Egypt | JW News

Images of King Ramesses II presenting offerings to an as-yet-unidentified Egyptian deity

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August 17, 2013

Egypt, Jehovah’s Witness, U.S. State Dept jehovah watchtower library There are 1,000 to 1,500 Jehovah’s Witnesses and 1,500 to 2,000 Bahais; however, the government does not recognize these groups.According to a July 2012 U.S. government estimate, Egypt’s population is 83 million. Approximately 90 percent of the population is Sunni Muslim and about 10 percent is Christian. There were reports of societal abuses or discrimination based on religious affiliation, belief, or practice. Although lethal sectarian attacks decreased markedly during the year, compelled expulsions and collective punishment increased.

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August 17, 2013

Egypt and Jehovah’s Witnesses – 2010 year book.

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Over the past three years, brothers from Egypt as well as from Belgium, Italy, and the United States have met with Egyptian authorities to obtain legal status for our work. As a result, the authorities have granted our brothers in Egypt permission to worship peacefully in private homes in groups of 30. Even so, some elements of the government continue to mistreat our brothers. The State Security offices keep our brothers under surveillance and sporadically interrogate and threaten congregation members. In addition to meeting directly with the authorities, our brothers are making efforts to obtain legal status through the courts.

July 4, 2013

Egypt, God’s Name, Jehovah, found in Temple

HOW early in history does the divine name, Jehovah, or Yahweh, appear in sources outside the Bible? Some scholars confidently answer: As early as the 14th century B.C.E. Why do they say that?
By about the year 1370 B.C.E., the Egyptians had conquered many lands. The Egyptian ruler of the time, Pharaoh Amenhotep (Amenophis) III, built a magnificent temple at Soleb, in Nubia, now known as Sudan…

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July 4, 2013

Egypt, Jehovah’s Witnesses and the U.S. Dept. of State

International Religious Freedom Report for 2012 – Egypt

Shia Muslims constitute less than 1 percent of the population. There are also small groups of Quranists and Ahmadi Muslims. The country’s Jewish community numbers fewer than 70 persons, mostly senior citizens. There are 1,000 to 1,500 Jehovah’s Witnesses and 1,500 to 2,000 Bahais; however, the government does not recognize these groups. Christians reside throughout the country, although the percentage of Christians is higher in Upper Egypt (the southern part of the country) and in some sections of Cairo and Alexandria

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July 4, 2013

Egypt’s restrictions on religion

Religious restrictions increased in the Middle East-North Africa region in the year following the Arab Spring, and Egypt was home to some of the most intense government restrictions. But in Egypt, the government’s restrictions also are coupled with a Muslim public that is considerably less tolerant of religious pluralism than Muslims elsewhere.

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January 15, 2012

Jehovah’s Witnesses in Egypt, 2011.

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January 3, 2012

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December 4, 2011

FYI – Egypt’s Coptic Christians Fear Fewer Rights After Elections.

With Islamist groups expected to do well in Egypt’s parliamentary elections, many Coptic Christians are concerned that their limited rights will come under greater threat.

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October 19, 2011

Religious Discrimination Banned in Egypt

Egypt’s Supreme Council of the Armed Forces has issued a decree fining anyone who practices discrimination, including religious discrimination, in an attempt to deflect negative attention towards Egypt’s military rule.

The amended article 161 reads: “Anyone committing any action that could cause religious, sex, racial, or language discrimination among the individuals; or against a sect, shall be imprisoned to three months at least, and be fined from 30,000 EGP up to 50,000 EGP.”

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October 13, 2011

Jehovah’s name found in Egypt.

These sculptures are from the 14. century BCE.
On one sculpture there is an Egyptian hieroglyph with the Divine Name.
Professor Jean Leclant writes: “It is evident that the name on the name-ring in Soleb that we discuss corresponds to the ‘tetragram’ of the god of the Bible YHWH.”

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June 28, 2011

FYI – Muslim Mobs in Egypt Attack Christian Homes, Threaten Priest.

JERUSALEM, June 27 (Compass Direct News) – Enraged Muslims burned down several Christian-owned homes, surrounded a church and threatened to kill a priest last week in two unrelated incidents in Upper Egypt.

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June 13, 2011

FYI – Law of the land in Egypt.

Muslim 90%, Coptic Christian 9%

Cario, Egypt – The majority of Egyptians (62 percent) believe new laws in the country should strictly follow the teachings of the Quran, according to a study by the Pew Research Center on Religion & Public Life.
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June 11, 2011

Robot finds more mysteries in Egypt’s Great Pyramid of Giza.

Djedi, a robot explorer, looked into the tunnel extending from the Queen’s Chamber to one of the walls of the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt. Archeologists found mysterious red hieroglyphs that have not been seen for 4,500 years. The robot found other mysteries in the iconic pyramid as well
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May 28, 2011

FYI – Egyptian pyramids found by infra-red satellite images.

More than 1,000 tombs and 3,000 ancient settlements were also revealed by looking at infra-red images which show up underground buildings.

Initial excavations have already confirmed some of the findings, including two suspected pyramids.
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April 28, 2011

FYI – Religious freedom report criticizes Egypt and Obama.

WASHINGTON — Egypt has been added to a list of the world’s most severe violators of religious rights. The list was released today in the 12th Annual Report of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF)/, an independent and bipartisan group that advises the State Department on religious liberty worldwide.
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April 19, 2011

A flax merchant from Egypt! Owner of 4th century New Testament papyrus identified.

A Princeton University researcher has identified the owner of a New Testament papyrus that dates to the time of Constantine the Great. The papyrus was discovered in the late 19th century at the Egyptian city of Oxyrhynchus, located roughly 160 kilometres south of Cairo. The document contains the first seven verses of Paul’s Letter to the Romans
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April 14, 2011

FYI – Egypt, Al-Azhar reaffirms opposition to dialogue with Vatican.

In a meeting with the papal nuncio, the Grand Imam El-Tayeb reiterates the accusations against the Vatican after the Pope’s appeals for the safety of Christians. AsiaNews sources underline the contradictions of the Muslim world and the dual position of the Egyptian authorities of Al-Azhar, intransigent towards the Vatican, but claiming to be the moderate face of Islam.
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April 13, 2011

FYI – Passover In Egypt: Did the Exodus Really Happen?

How could plagues described in an Egyptian papyrus be so similar to those found in the Bible?

In the early 1800s, a papyrus was found in Egypt called The Admonitions of an Egyptian. It is now in the Leiden Museum in Holland. An Egyptian named Ipuwer wrote it at the end of the Middle Kingdom, around 1650 B.C.E.; scribes copied it in the 19th Dynasty, in the 1200s B.C.E.
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April 3, 2011

FYI – Where is the World’s Outrage over Persecution of Egypt’s Christians ?

The Copts are used to these atrocities, although this was the bloodiest of a series of attacks against Christians by fanatical Muslims. The number of massacres has been shocking — there have been at least 40 incidents in the last 10 years.
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March 19, 2011

FYI – Christian-Muslim tension in Egypt: religious freedom must prevail.

Religions: Muslim 90%, Coptic Christian 9%

Late last month, an Egyptian emergency court acquitted two of the original three men accused of the religiously motivated murder of six Coptic Orthodox Christians, along with one Muslim guard, in the town of Naga Hammadi on Coptic Christmas eve in January 2010. Egypt is the most populous country in the Arab world and the second-most populous on the African continent. Nearly all of the country’s 80 million people live in Cairo and Alexandria; elsewhere on the banks of the Nile; in the Nile delta, which fans out north of Cairo; and along the Suez Canal.
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March 16, 2011

The Egyptian revolution & Yahweh.

Yahweh, spelled with four Hebrew letters (YHWH), known in scholarly literature as the tetragrammaton, is the personal name of the Hebrew God.

Among the finds was a 400-pound stone bowl with an inscription on the rim in paleo- Hebrew letters (the kind used before the Babylonian destruction of Solomon’s Temple) that read “(Belonging) to Ovadiah, son of Adnah, may he be blessed by Yahwe[h].”
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February 3, 2011

FYI – UN to evacuate staff from Egypt.

The United Nations moved Thursday to evacuate much of its staff in Egypt, while about 5,000 passengers besieged Cairo airport a day after the protests that have gripped the Egyptian capital degenerated into a bloody street brawl.
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February 1, 2011

Egypt, Democracy and Islam

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With massive protests threatening to upend the three-decades-long reign of President Hosni Mubarak, the world has been captivated by the events in Egypt. In a survey conducted

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January 31, 2011

FYI – Egypt and the U.N.

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights urges Government restraint and respect for human rights in Egypt.

GENEVA (28 January 2011) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Friday urged the Government of Egypt to exercise restraint and protect the rights of its citizens to freedom of expression, information and assembly in line with the country’s legislation and international human rights law.
“It has been brought to my attention that

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January 31, 2011

FYI – Background of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Egypt.

Jwitness.wordpress.comThe first mention of the Christian denomination of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Egypt dates back to 1912 when a group visited Cairo and the nearby area. In the 1930’s, congregations were

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January 31, 2011

FYI – Deadly Egypt Riots: Desperate Mubarak’s Army vs People.

January 29, 2011

Jehovah’s Witnesses in Egypt.

With the events in Egypt unfolding in graphic detail, what has been the plight of the modern day congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Egypt ? Listed below are a number of excerpts from the Watchtower pertaining to the struggle of Jehovah’s people in that part of the world.

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January 18, 2011

Biblical Archaeology: Evidence of the Exodus from Egypt.

Merneptah pylon at University of Penn Museum

One of the most important discoveries that relate to the time of the Exodus is the Merneptah stele which dates to about 1210 BC. Merneptah, the king of Egypt, boasts that he has destroyed his enemies in Canaan. He states: Plundered is the Canaan with every evil; Carried off is Ashkelon; seized upon is Gezer; Yanoam is made as that which does not exist; Israel is laid waste, his seed is not; (ANET 1969, 378).The word “Israel” here is

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December 13, 2010

Egypt 2nd in religious freedom violation.

Photographed by Hossam Fadl

For the eighth consecutive year, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, In its 2010 annual report, ranked Egypt second among countries found to violate religious freedoms.
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