Shaykh

In Islam: Islamic teacher, also used for an older respected man who has good knowledge of Islam. In Christianity: Elders in the Presbyterian Church. Plural:shayūkh

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8. AWR Daily Overview, November 11, 2012: Mursī issues decree appointing Bishop Tawadrus as Pope of Alexandria

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8. AWR Daily Overview, November 11, 2012: Mursī issues decree appointing Bishop Tawadrus as Pope of Alexandria
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November 11, 2012
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'Amr al-Misrī
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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 al-Tahtāwī, Hamdī Dabash, Ghādah al-Sharīf, Fādī Frances and Sa’īd ‘Alī, al-Misrī al-Yawm, Nov. 11, p. 3] Read original text in Arabic

30. AWR Daily Overview, November 5, 2012: Prosecutor orders arresting man who reportedly married Coptic minor

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30. AWR Daily Overview, November 5, 2012: Prosecutor orders arresting man who reportedly married Coptic minor
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November 5, 2012
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'Amr al-Misrī
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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 ‘Abd al-Malik nearly a month ago. [Hudá Rashwān, Mahmūd Hassūnah and Muhammad Bakhāt, al-Watan, Nov. 5, p. 3] Read original text in Arabic

47. AWR Daily Overview, November 7, 2012: Sectarian fitnah in Qalyubia

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47. AWR Daily Overview, November 7, 2012: Sectarian fitnah in Qalyubia
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November 7, 2012
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'Amr al-Misrī
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Sectarian unrest took place between Muslims and Copts in the area of Mintāī, Shubrā al-Khayman district, on Monday (November 5) when local residents objected the construction of a service building over a plot of land owned by Bishop Marqus, seized the land which they claimed unlicensed and put a sign reading “‘Ibād al-Rahman Mosque” there. [Muntasir Sa’d, ‘Abd al-Wahāb Sha’bān, Salāh al-Wakīl and Mājdah Sālih, al-Wafd, Nov. 7, p. 1] Read text in Arabic

46. AWR Daily Overview, October 27, 2012: Salafists defend sharī’ah, call for boycotting constitution

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46. AWR Daily Overview, October 27, 2012: Salafists defend sharī’ah, call for boycotting constitution
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October 27, 2012
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'Amr al-Misrī
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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

10. AWR Daily Overview, October 29, 2012: Salafists refuse to send Coptic girl back to her family

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10. AWR Daily Overview, October 29, 2012: Salafists refuse to send Coptic girl back to her family
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October 29, 2012
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'Amr al-Misrī
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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. 29, p. 3] Read original text in Arabic

 

32. AWR Daily Overview, October 25, 2012: Intellectuals shrug off preacher’s call to destroy statues

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32. AWR Daily Overview, October 25, 2012: Intellectuals shrug off preacher’s call to destroy statues
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October 25, 2012
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'Amr al-Misrī
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Islamic preacher Yūsuf al-Badrī sparked extreme discontent in literary and cultural circles after his remarks in a TV show a couple of days ago in which he called for destroying “all statues and idols in Egypt as a religious duty over fears people might return to paganism”. [Muná Yāsīn, al-Misrī al-Yawm, Oct. 25, p. 3] Read original text in Arabic

25. AWR Daily Overview, October 24, 2012: Mursī takes up religious discourse's role with Azhar, church leaders

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25. AWR Daily Overview, October 24, 2012: Mursī takes up religious discourse's role with Azhar, church leaders
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October 24, 2012
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'Amr al-Misrī
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President Muhammad Mursī on Tuesday (October 23) received a delegation of Azhar clerics led by Grand Shaykh Dr. Ahmad al-Tayīb and senior clergymen of the Egyptian church and discussed the role of the religious discourse in societal change. [Author Not Mentioned, al-Akhbār, Oct. 24, p. 7] Read original text in Arabic

56. AWR Daily Overview, October 12, 2012: Patterson meets Coalition of Coptic Egypt days after dinner with Shiites

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56. AWR Daily Overview, October 12, 2012: Patterson meets Coalition of Coptic Egypt days after dinner with Shiites
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October 12, 2012
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'Amr al-Misrī
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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 government for seeking asylum to the Netherlands to “escape persecution”. [Magi Kamāl, al-Sabāh, Oct. 12, p. 3] Read text in Arabic

46. AWR Daily Overview, October 11, 2012: Jihādists do not recognize state concept nor target churches and Copts, says Egyptian member of al-Qā’idah

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46. AWR Daily Overview, October 11, 2012: Jihādists do not recognize state concept nor target churches and Copts, says Egyptian member of al-Qā’idah
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October 11, 2012
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'Amr al-Misrī
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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-Wahāb Sha’bān, al-Wafd, Oct. 11, p. 7] Read original text in Arabic

57. AWR Daily Overview, October 3, 2012: Dutch windmills are tearing Egypt apart

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57. AWR Daily Overview, October 3, 2012: Dutch windmills are tearing Egypt apart
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October 3, 2012
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'Amr al-Misrī
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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, al-Wafd, Oct. 3, p. 5] Read original text in Arabic

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