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11. America and religious persecution

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11. America and religious persecution
Date of source: 
May 6, 1998
Author: 
Cornelis Hulsman
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[Comment: In 1998 the RNSAW accepted requests from readers to remain anonymous. From the summer of 1998 this policy was changed.]

In a previous article in Al Ahram Mohammed Al-Samak mentioned a number of names of people he believes are behind the Freedom of Religious Persecution Act. A reader points out to serious mistakes in this article.

10. A letter from the Coptic Catholic Church of Egypt to the American Catholic Church

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10. A letter from the Coptic Catholic Church of Egypt to the American Catholic Church
Date of source: 
April 29, 1998
Author: 
The Coptic Catholic bishops of Egypt
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In a letter from the Catholic Church of Egypt the Church complains about Western media reports surrounding the issue of Coptic persecution in Egypt, as well as American intervention into the issue.

7. My story with Al-Dostur and Rose Al-Yousef

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7. My story with Al-Dostur and Rose Al-Yousef
Date of source: 
May 2, 1998
Author: 
Usamah Saraya
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Naguib Sawiras, the famous Coptic business man answers questions about his relationship with the press.

6. Did the Copts cooperate with the Zionist lobby to issue an American law that punishes Egypt

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6. Did the Copts cooperate with the Zionist lobby to issue an American law that punishes Egypt
Date of source: 
April 30, 1998
Author: 
Mahmud al-‘Isawi
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Radio Monte Carlo broadcasted an episode of its program Hot Circuit to discuss the relationship between the American draft law on religious persecution and the emigrated Copts.

4. Preachers do not know Sham Al-Nessim and colored eggs

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4. Preachers do not know Sham Al-Nessim and colored eggs
Date of source: 
May 6, 1998
Author: 
Majdi Hasanayn
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A preacher forbids the celebration of Egypt’s most popular feast.

11. Coptic arts on Nile

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11. Coptic arts on Nile
Date of source: 
April 27, 1998
Author: 
Not mentioned
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Pope Shenouda opened in Austria an exhibit on Coptic art.

10. Restoration for two Islamic landmarks

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10. Restoration for two Islamic landmarks
Date of source: 
April 27, 1998
Author: 
Not mentioned
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The old Islamic houses in Cairo dating from the 17th and 18th century are restored.

9. Copts.. the reality.. the solution

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9. Copts.. the reality.. the solution
Date of source: 
April 26, 1998
Author: 
Thirty Egyptian intellectuals personalize
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Watani, a paper owned by Copts which has always advocated Coptic issues, denounces the proposed American Freedom of Religious Persecution Act.
" The use of the terms ’persecution’ and ’racial discrimination’ are very far from the reality of Copts" the paper writes which doesn’t mean there are injustices. " We monitor all this like we monitor all that that poisoned atmosphere produces, which is later used by the extremists to violate the properties and lives of Copts."

8. The battle of the Bishop and the priest in Assiut

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8. The battle of the Bishop and the priest in Assiut
Date of source: 
April 27, 1998
Author: 
Usamah Salamah
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Rose el-Yousef describes the conflict between a Coptic Orthodox bishop and the people of a village in his diocese who wanted him to consecrate the son of the village priest as priest which the bishop refused. The Pope responded by taking this village and two other villages away from his diocese.

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