Bahā’ī

Religion, Persia 1863, emphasizing spiritual unity of humankind.

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5. Men of religion between the freedom of belief and protecting faith [1]

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5. Men of religion between the freedom of belief and protecting faith [1]
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p. 6
Date of source: 
21-08-2007
Author: 
Sulayman Shafiq
Reviewer: 
Ihab Shukri
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Sulaymān Shafīq refers to three different issues that were widely discussed in the Egyptian media in 2007. Strongly related to the value of the freedom of belief, these issues are the Bahā’ī case, Christians converting to Islam and vice versa, and finally, the case of Muḥammad Ḥijāzī and his wife, two Muslims who publicly announced their conversion to Christianity.

77. The Azhar shaykh states that “State Security has the right to subvert churches or mosques if they deviate from the right path”

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77. The Azhar shaykh states that “State Security has the right to subvert churches or mosques if they deviate from the right path”
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p. 14
Date of source: 
20-06-2007
Author: 
Hibah al-Sharqawi
Reviewer: 
Fatimah Usamah
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al-Dustūr interviews the Azhar grand Imām, Shaykh Muḥammad Ṭanṭāwī, about whether his Fatwás are related to the ‘presidential’ statements.

72. Michael Munir visits Cairo to activate the laymen’s demands

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72. Michael Munīr visits Cairo to activate the laymen’s demands
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p. 5
Date of source: 
23-06-2007
Author: 
Ala’ Hamzah
Reviewer: 
Nirmin al-‘Awadi
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President of U.S. Copts Association [USCA] Michael Munīr will visit Cairo to continue his suspicious discussions about the persecution of Copts in Egypt.

64. Michael Munir calls on America to save Copts

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64. Michael Munīr calls on America to save Copts
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p. 3
Date of source: 
01-06-2007
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Not mentioned
Reviewer: 
Katia Saqqa
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Michael Munīr made a declaration before the U.S. Congress accusing the Egyptian government of turning a blind eye to the increasing aggression against Copts in Egypt. He also criticized the “penetration” of the Muslim Brotherhood in all the governmental and security institutions in Egypt.

26. “I asked the U.S. Committee on Religious Freedom to punish Muslims who attack Christians,” Michael Munir said

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26. “I asked the U.S. Committee on Religious Freedom to punish Muslims who attack Christians,” Michael Munīr said
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p. 23
Date of source: 
28-05-2007
Author: 
Shirin Rabi‘
Reviewer: 
Nuhayr ‘Ismat
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Michael Munīr comments on religious discrimination in Egypt. He asserted that he would not rest until he makes sure that the Egyptian government would take action against discrimination of Christians. He also pointed out that he testified against Egypt when the committee asked him about images of prejudice against Christians and Bahā’īs in Egypt.

9. Jamal al-Banna: new scholars are reactionaries and backward

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9. Jamāl al-Bannā: new scholars are reactionaries and backward
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p. 1
Date of source: 
29-05-2007
Author: 
Ashraf Abu al-Rish
Reviewer: 
Nirmin al-‘Awadi
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Jamāl al-Banna forcefully attacked new scholars accusing them of reactionary and backwardness for their incorrect understanding of Qur’ānic texts, at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina’s dialogue forum.

49. Egyptians against discrimination

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49. Egyptians against discrimination
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p. 1
Date of source: 
13-05-2007
Author: 
Nadir Shukri
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The author highlights the discriminatory practices regarding Egyptian identity cards, and the problems of changing one’s religion therein.

27. Shaykh ‘Ashur: “Egypt needs a unified law to build houses of worship

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27. Shaykh ‘Āshūr: “Egypt needs a unified law to build houses of worship
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p. 1
Date of source: 
15-05-2007
Author: 
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Reviewer: 
Katia Saqqa
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During the Egyptian Association for Dialogue’s conference, Muslim scholars welcomed decreeing a law to organize the construction of houses of worship using equal standards in Egypt.

45. Interpellation to the German government about “the persecution of the Baha’is in Egypt”

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45. Interpellation to the German government about “the persecution of the Bahā’īs in Egypt”
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p. 3
Date of source: 
06-04-2007
Author: 
Muhammad ‘Abd al-Khaliq Musahil
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A group of members of German Parliament [Bundestag] have addressed an interpellation to the Federal Government on the human rights situation and persecution of the Bahā’īs in Egypt.

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