Salafī

Practitioner of salafism. Used to describe someone as rigid.

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29. AWR Daily Overview, June 7, 2012: Christian VP is against sharī’ah, senior Salafist warns MB

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29. AWR Daily Overview, June 7, 2012: Christian VP is against sharī’ah, senior Salafist warns MB
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June 7, 2012
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'Amr al-Misrī
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Shaykh Yāsir Burhāmī, the deputy leader of the al-Da’wah al-Salafīyah group, said the appointment of a Copt as vice president runs counter to the sharī’ah because a vice president could represent the head of state in many of his powers, adding the president’s faith must be compatible with the state’s official religion in the constitution. [Mahmūd Muharram, Rose al-Yūsuf newspaper, June 7, p. 1] Read text in Arabic

66. AWR Daily Overview, May 18, 2012: We’ll mobilize people to protest if constitution did not spell out sharī’ah as main source of legislation, says Salafist

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66. AWR Daily Overview, May 18, 2012: We’ll mobilize people to protest if constitution did not spell out sharī’ah as main source of legislation, says Salafist
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May 18, 2012
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'Amr al-Misrī
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A senior Salafist preacher said the Islamic sharī’ah must be clearly mentioned in the constitution as the main source of legislation, not just the principles of the sharī’ah as sought by liberals and seculars who only want to empty the sharī’ah of its content. [Muhammad Abū al-‘Aynayn, al-Misrī al-Yawm, May 18, p. 4] Read original text in Arabic

24. AWR Daily Overview, May 15, 2012: New constitution to grant non-Muslims the right to implement their religious laws, says top cleric

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24. AWR Daily Overview, May 15, 2012: New constitution to grant non-Muslims the right to implement their religious laws, says top cleric
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May 15, 2012
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'Amr al-Misrī
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Grand Shaykh of the Azhar Dr. Ahmad al-Tayīb said the new constitution will of Egypt will add in its second article a phrase granting non-Muslims to have recourse to their own laws in matters of personal status. [Muhammad ‘Abd al-Khāliq, al-Ahrām, May 15, p. 1] Read original text in Arabic

13. AWR Daily Overview, May 14, 2012: Copts support fulūl for concerns about Islamists

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13. AWR Daily Overview, May 14, 2012: Copts support fulūl for concerns about Islamists
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May 14, 2012
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'Amr al-Misrī
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Copts’ concerns about the growing power of Islamists brought them to back candidates from the former regime like Ahmad Shafīq, the last prime minister in the Husnī Mubārak tenure, and ‘Amr Mūsá, the former minister of foreign affairs and former secretary-general of the Arab League, according to a report by the U.S. newspaper The Washington Post. [Shaymā’ ‘Amr, al-Misryūn, May 14, p. 4] Read text in Arabic

31. AWR Daily Overview, May 10, 2012: Presidential candidate courts Copts, pledges ministry for Christian affairs

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31. AWR Daily Overview, May 10, 2012: Presidential candidate courts Copts, pledges ministry for Christian affairs
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May 10, 2012
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'Amr al-Misrī
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Presidential candidate Husām Khayr Allāh said if he won the elections, he would set up a ministry for Coptic religious affairs to regulate the building of churches and other pending issues suffered by Copts in Egypt. [‘Amr Jalāl and Mukhlis ‘Abd al-Haī, al-Akhbār, May 10, p. 5] Read text in Arabic

33. AWR Daily Overview, May 3, 2012: St. Mark Cathedral under tight security measures

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33. AWR Daily Overview, May 3, 2012: St. Mark Cathedral under tight security measures
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May 3, 2012
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'Amr al-Misrī
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Anti-riot police forces reinforced presence around the Saint Mark Cathedral in the Cairo district of al-‘Abbāssīyah, where renewed clashes erupted between protesters and thugs on Wednesday (May 2) as nine armored vehicles parked outside the cathedral that closed its gates. [‘Imān Ibrāhīm and Muhammad Fathī, al-Jumhūrīyah, May 3, p. 5] Read text in Arabic

27. AWR Daily Overview, May 2, 2012: We’ll repeat Islamic conquest of Egypt, says presidential candidate

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27. AWR Daily Overview, May 2, 2012: We’ll repeat Islamic conquest of Egypt, says presidential candidate
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May 2, 2012
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'Amr al-Misrī
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Thousands of supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate for Egypt’s presidency, Muhammad Mursī, gathered outside the ‘Amr Ibn al-‘Ās Mosque on Monday (April 30) evening in what was considered as a disguised violation of the law that prohibits the use of mosques to hold public rallies. [Nismah Talīmah, al-Ahālī, May 2, p. 1] Read text in Arabic

46. AWR Daily Overview, April 28, 2012: Bishops Pachomius, Bīshūy, Mūsá prominent candidates for pope

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46. AWR Daily Overview, April 28, 2012: Bishops Pachomius, Bīshūy, Mūsá prominent candidates for pope
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April 28, 2012
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'Amr al-Misrī
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The Coptic Orthodox Church on Friday morning (April 27) started receiving applications of candidacy for the post of the 118th pope in succession of Pope Shenouda III and will continue receiving papers for 20 days, the remaining time of the 60 days set by the 1957 statute. [Ashraf Sādiq, al-Ahrām, April 28, p. 3] Read original text in Arabic

25. AWR Daily Overview, April 18, 2012: Hassān urges MB, Salafists to cooperate with Copts, liberals

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25. AWR Daily Overview, April 18, 2012: Hassān urges MB, Salafists to cooperate with Copts, liberals
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April 18, 2012
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'Amr al-Misrī
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Salafī preacher Shaykh Muhammad Hassān called on the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) and Salafists to stretch a cooperating hand to liberals and Copts in order to protect the nation, adding no faction should work on blackballing others. [‘Umar ‘Abd al-Jawwād, al-Jumhūrīyah, April 18, p. 3] Read text in Arabic

33. AWR Daily Overview, April 13, 2012: Activists call for including Copts, women in new constitution-drafting panel

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33. AWR Daily Overview, April 13, 2012: Activists call for including Copts, women in new constitution-drafting panel
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April 13, 2012
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'Amr al-Misrī
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Coptic activist Mamdūh Ramzī called for representation of Copts in all state positions, giving them the chance to have access to top posts and removing any bans on Copts seeking to run for presidential elections. [Author Not Mentioned, al-Wafd, April 13, p. 5] Read original text in Arabic

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