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28. Sectarian tension in Bani Suwayf over a plot of land

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Article title: 
28. Sectarian tension in Banī Suwayf over a plot of land
Article pages: 
p. 1
Date of source: 
12-07-2006
Author: 
Sami Jad al-Haqq
Reviewer: 
Dina Hasan
Article summary: 

A dispute between a Muslim and a Coptic family over a strip of land is said to have caused

sectarian sedition.

19. The Supreme State Security Prosecution holds nine members of Muslim Brotherhood political office

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19. The Supreme State Security Prosecution holds nine members of Muslim Brotherhood political office
Date of source: 
06-06-2006
Author: 
Shaymā´ al-Shāmī
Article summary: 

Nine members of the Muslim Brotherhood’s political office were

imprisoned for 15 days pending investigations on charges of joining an illegal group, which aims to hamper

the

implementation of the constitution and the law and possessing leaflets, which call for hatred for the

regime and

which threaten public security.

7. Mufti grants Christian mother custody of children after husband’s conversion to Islam

23. Terrorists wanted by justice in Egypt enjoy liberty abroad!

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23. Terrorists wanted by justice in Egypt enjoy liberty abroad!
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P.19-26
Date of source: 
September 22-28, 2001
Author: 
Mirvat al-Hatim
Article summary: 

The article gives an outline of the terrorists that the Egyptian courts convicted but who were offered asylum by foreign countries, among which was America. It sheds light on their crimes and the judgments made against them. The author points out that America, which once hosted some of these terrorists was attacked by terrorism on September 11.

55. Activists demand return of Coptic endowments

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55. Activists demand return of Coptic endowments
Article pages: 
p. 3
Date of source: 
31-03-2006
Author: 
Not mentioned
Reviewer: 
Tamir Shukri
Article summary: 

Copts have asked the minister of awqāf [endowments] to give back the endowments of the Coptic Orthodox Church with the money the land would have gained in rent.

6. Takfir of Coptic girls in Muslim Brotherhood leaflets

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6. Takfīr of Coptic girls in Muslim Brotherhood leaflets
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p. 8
Date of source: 
26-03-2007
Author: 
Fadi Emile
Article summary: 

Students at Upper Egypt universities who belong to the Muslim Brotherhood distributed leaflets inviting Muslim students to wear a Ḥijāb as an aspect of their Islamic faith and warned against wearing perfumed clothes.

54. Upper Egyptians cry for help: The regime turns a deaf ear to our crises

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Article title: 
54. Upper Egyptians cry for help: The regime turns a deaf ear to our crises
Article pages: 
pp. 8, 9
Date of source: 
27-03-2006
Author: 
Mahmoud al-Dab‘, ‘Alā' al-Jamāl , Usāma Khālid
Reviewer: 
Ihab Shukri
Article summary: 

Sawt al-Umma presents a special report on the economic and social conditions of Upper Egyptians. The report clearly accuses the Egyptian regime of neglecting the grievances of these people and of being unjust in dealing with Upper Egypt’s governorates.

26. A different kind of beach trip

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Article title: 
26. A different kind of beach trip
Date of source: 
31-12-2005
Author: 
Jennifer Drago
Article summary: 

Jennifer Drago, an American Christian volunteer who is living with her family in Upper Egyptian provincial town Banī Suwayf (Beni Suef), reflects on her experiences at a beach camp with Coptic orphan girls. Her article shows that the mentality of Egyptian Muslims and Christians is often strikingly similar, for example when it comes to hospitality, dealing with authorities or envisioning gender relations and family models.

2. Report on an internship with Center for Arab-West Understanding in Cairo

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2. Report on an internship with Center for Arab-West Understanding in Cairo
Date of source: 
31-12-2005
Author: 
Thurayya Hoppe
Article summary: 

Soraya Hoppe writes about her experiences working as an intern at the Center for Arab-West Understanding.

14. Bishop Musa: Copts are not a minority

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Article title: 
14. Bishop Musa: Copts are not a minority
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p.9
Date of source: 
October 6, 2003
Author: 
Fadi Habashi
Article summary: 

The writer gives a brief description of Bishop Musa, the Bishop of Youth, and his achievements. Bishop Musa rejects the use of the word ‘minority´ with regards to Copts. In his writings, he always calls for national unity, stressing that Copts and Muslims are one people living in one homeland.

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