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Salafī leaders had contacts with the presidency in an attempt to dissuade President Muhammad Mursī from his decision to attend the enthronement ceremony of Pope Tawadrus II on November 18 on the grounds that the event is purely religious and “against the Muslim faith, sources revealed. [Mahmūd...
President Muhammad Mursī on Friday (Nov. 8) issued a presidential decree appointing Bishop Tawadrus as Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of Saint Mark as the decree was received by acting patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church Bishop Pachomius. [‘Imād Khalīl, ‘Id ‘Abd al-Jawād, Rashā...
Public Prosecutor Counselor ‘Abd al-Majīd Mahmūd gave orders officially upholding the possession by Bishop Marqus of Shubrā al-Khaymah of a plot of land disputed between Muslims and Copts in Cairo after investigations revealed the right of the church’s representative to the land. [Sanā’ ‘Abd al-‘...
A delegation of Shubrā al-Khaymah priests met with Public Prosecutor ‘Abd al-Majīd Mahmūd on Wednesday (November 7) to ask for the protection of a plot of land owned by the Kai Mina and Abi Sayfayn Church in the area of Mintāī, accusing a group of Salafists of “occupying the land and turning it...
Counselor Muhammad ‘Abd al-Salām, the Attorney-General for the Western Alexandria Prosecutions, on Sunday (November 4) ordered the arrest of Mahmūd Salīm ‘Abd al-Jawād, an owner of a bookshop in al-Dab’ah, Mersa Matrouh governorate, on charges of abducting 14-year-old Christian girl Sarah Ishaq ‘...
Arrangements are being completed at the papal headquarters were completed to provide honorable civilized celebrations of the sacred lot ceremony to pick the 118th as the church's scout teams are getting ready to attain an organizational success similar to that of the elections. [Ashraf Sādiq, al...
Hannes Swoboda, President of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists & Democrats in the European Parliament, rejected insults to religious symbols, noting there is difference between the freedom of expression and affronts to religion. [Muhammad al-Fiqī and Akram Najīb, al-Akhbār,...
Dr. Yūnis Makhyūn, the representative of the Salafī al-Nūr (Light) Party in the constituent assembly drafting a new constitution for Egypt, said the party would adamantly stick to the rulings of the sharī’ah in the article on equality between men and women. [Muhammad Gharīb, al-Misrī al-Yawm, Oct...
The Association of Victims of Abduction and Enforced Disappearance (AVAED) condemned a statement by the Salafī Front on Monday (October 29) and remarks by its politburo member Khālid al-Misrī regarding a Christian minor who “disappeared” a few days ago. [Muhammad Hassūnah, Sa’īd Hijāzī and...
The Salafī Front, in a statement on Sunday (October 28), refused to send a Coptic girl, who disappeared since late last month and has reportedly converted to Islam and married a Muslim young man, back to her family in Mersa Matrouh. [Mustafá Rahūmah, Sa’īd Hijāzī and Muhammad Bakhāt, al-Watan, Oct...
The ‘Id al-Adhá prayers in Alexandria switched from spiritual to political as Salafī Da’wah (Call) and Muslim Brotherhood leaders delivered fiery sermons in squares all over the Mediterranean city. [Rāmī Yāsīn, al-Ahrām, Oct. 27, p. 5] Read original text in Arabic
A dialogue forum held by the Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social Services (CEOSS) in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria laid an emphatic stress on the need to activate citizenship as a non-negotiable principle for Egyptians to obtain their rights without any forms of discrimination,...
The Coptic Orthodox Church prohibited the five candidates for papal chair of Saint Mark in succession of Pope Shenouda III, who passed away on March 17, 2012, from appearing on satellite channels before the election of the 118th pope. [Mustafá Rahūmah, al-Watan, Oct. 16, p. 3] Read original text...
U.S. ambassador in Cairo Anne Patterson met on Wednesday (October 10) with Coptic activists who spoke to her about the status of religious minorities in Egypt under President Muhammad Mursī, a few days after her meeting with Egyptian Shiite leaders who told her they applied for the Dutch...
Muhammad Yūsuf ‘Abd al-Rahman ‘Abd Allāh, an Egyptian Salafist who obtained the alias Shaykh Abū Ahmad as soon as he was approved as member of ‘Usāmah Bin Lādin’s al-Qā’idah network, said the jihādists do not recognize the state or ruler simply because he does not pursue the path of God. [‘Abd al...
Yet another episode of attempts to bring Egypt in an awkwardly embarrassing situation is fostered by expatriate Copts to press the current regime that is only less than 100 days in power coupled with resounding tones about Copts’ rights to seek asylum to the Netherlands. [‘Abd al-Wahāb Sha’bān,...
The trial of a Salafī preacher and others on charges of disdaining Christianity started on Sunday (September 30) as the environs of the court saw clashes between Islamists supporting the defendants and Copts before the session was adjourned to October 14. [Author Not Mentioned, al-Hayāt, Oct. 1,...
An Egyptian league comprising Sufi Orders and Copts accused the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafī movements of trying to spread sedition in Egypt and divide the nation through a Zionist scheme. [Sa’īd ‘Alī, al-Misrī al-Yawm, Sept. 29, p. 1] Read original text in Arabic
President Muhammad Mursī said no one but Egyptians can shoulder the cares and problems of Copts, adding the enemies of Egyptians are many and they will revel in “our differences” and will never discriminate between Muslims and Christians or a mosque and a church. [Fathīyah al-Dakhākhnī, al-Misrī...
President Muhammad Mursī has reiterated that all Egyptians enjoy the same rights and duties and that there is no Christian minority in Egypt, said presidential spokesman Yāsir ‘Alī, commenting on U.S. President Barack Obama’s statements on Copts’ rights in Egypt. [Author Not Mentioned, al-Ahrām,...
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