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14. The problem of the salafi approach is not the name.

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14. The problem of the salafī approach is not the name.
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pp. 85-87
Date of source: 
June 28
Author: 
Wa’il Lutfi
Reviewer: 
El Torjoman International
Article summary: 

Lutfī responds to ‘Āmir on the subject of his faulty understanding of the salafī approach, citing several examples of the salafī approach leading to and supporting terrorist activities and an anti-moderation that is counter to Islam.

13. The salafi trend is not just a veil, a beard and a short jilbab

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13. The salafī trend is not just a veil, a beard and a short jilbāb
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pp. 82-84
Date of source: 
June 28
Author: 
Mahmud ‘Amir
Reviewer: 
El Torjoman International
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The author discusses salafism and refers to its origin and definition throughout the Islamic history.

12. In search of an Egyptian shaykh: Followers of Salafism have taken the lead of the religious scene with an entirely non-Egyptian discourse

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12. In search of an Egyptian shaykh: Followers of Salafism have taken the lead of the religious scene with an entirely non-Egyptian discourse
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pp. 18-21
Date of source: 
27-06-2008
Author: 
Wa’il Lutfi
Reviewer: 
Carlos Saqqa
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The article chronicles the appearance of famous dā‘iyahs in Egypt and covers the on-going struggle between the new dā‘iyahs and Salafis to take over the status of the publicly-adored dā‘iyah. The absence of an effective role of the Azhar is also questioned.

11. An American salafi university tries to take over the role of the Azhar

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11. An American salafī university tries to take over the role of the Azhar
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pp.30-33
Date of source: 
June 28
Author: 
Asma’ Nassar
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Asmā’ Nassār wrote about a truly controversial issue; the privatization of the Azhar. She says that some of the prominent ’salafīShaykhs, headed by Ja‘far Bin Idrīs, a Sudanese Shaykh, established an Islamic university in California in 1995. An exchange of scholars between this University and the Azhar occurred, which ended when a branch of the University was discovered in Cairo.

10. Jamal al-Banna attacks the Azhar and its scholars

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10. Jamāl al-Bannā attacks the Azhar and its scholars
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p. 1
Date of source: 
26-06-2008
Author: 
Subhi Mijahid, Rasha Labib
Reviewer: 
Nuhayr ‘Ismat
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Rose al-Yūsuf reports about different opinions regarding the recent decision to ban books written by Jamāl al-Bannā.

9. TV shaykhs and the public’s religious fuss: Comments on articles involving the affair of Shaykh Khalid Jindi

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9. TV shaykhs and the public’s religious fuss: Comments on articles involving the affair of Shaykh Khālid Jindī
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pp. 14-17
Date of source: 
27-06-2008
Author: 
‘Abd Allah Kamal
Reviewer: 
Carlos Saqqa
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The article lists comments made on some of the author’s e-articles published on the Web. The comments reflect the author’s opinion on the appearance of the new dā‘iyahs and the strategies they follow to gain access into the public’s preferences.

7. "U.S. Congress discusses a draft decision to condemn Egypt for violating minorities’ rights," say Christians living abroad

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7. "U.S. Congress discusses a draft decision to condemn Egypt for violating minorities’ rights," say Christians living abroad
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p. 1
Date of source: 
28-06-2008
Author: 
‘Amr Bayyumi
Reviewer: 
Nuhayr ‘Ismat
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‘Amr Bayyūmī reports on different opinions regarding discussing the Egyptian issue of minority rights.

5. What is wrong with the monks of Abu Fana?

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5. What is wrong with the monks of Abū Fānā?
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p. 5
Date of source: 
26-06-2008
Author: 
Sa‘id ‘Abd al-Khaliq
Reviewer: 
Nuhayr ‘Ismat
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Sa‘īd ‘Abd al-Khāliq writes about the recent incidents that took place at the Abū Fānā Monastery.

4. Too horrendous a crime

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4. Too horrendous a crime
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p. 1
Date of source: 
29-06-2008
Author: 
Robeir al-Faris
Media coverage of the Ab&#363 F&#257n&#257 incidents and other issues with Muslim-Christian relations
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The author compares various media treatments of the Abu Fana incidents and other recent issues in Muslim-Christian relations. He asserts that the media treatment of the incidents was insufficient and influenced by the government.

3. Those confounded maps

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3. Those confounded maps
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p. 1
Date of source: 
29-06-2008
Author: 
Nader Shukry
Border disputes over Ab&#363 F&#257n&#257 monastery
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A special committee led by the governor of Minya travels to Abū Fānā in order to draw the borders of the monastery after brutal attacks. The committee departed the area without a conclusion after much debate over conflicting maps. Officials insist the attacks were not a crime but a land dispute and have yet to pursue the culprits.

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