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43. A Coptic organization in the U.S. complains to Rice, about USAID, accusing it of discriminating against the Christians of Egypt

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43. A Coptic organization in the U.S. complains to Rice, about USAID, accusing it of discriminating against the Christians of Egypt
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p. 5
Date of source: 
29-03-2008
Author: 
Charle Fu’ad al-Misri
Reviewer: 
Katia Saqqa
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The U.S. Copts’ Association has accused USAID of discriminating against Copts, after a proposal by the association in Egypt to partially finance two projects was rejected. USAID cited three reasons why it rejected the projects and the U.S Copts’ Association asserted that the rejection was mainly because the Egyptian government did not approve of the projects.

62. Days of a French nun in Egyptian slums

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62. Days of a French nun in Egyptian slums
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p. 12
Date of source: 
24-06-2007
Author: 
‘Azmi Na‘im
Reviewer: 
Ihab Shukri
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‘Azmī Na‘īm narrated the story of Sister Emmanuelle, a French nun who came to serve the poor areas in Cairo. Na‘īm lists her achievements in the places where she served.

69. International Religious Freedom Report 2006 (Original in English, not edited by AWR)

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69. International Religious Freedom Report 2006 (Original in English, not edited by AWR)
Date of source: 
15-09-2006
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International Religious Freedom Report 2006, released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor.

31. Egypt torn apart by extremist Muslim Brotherhood members and Copts

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31. Egypt torn apart by extremist Muslim Brotherhood members and Copts
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pp. 31-34
Date of source: 
27-01-2007
Author: 
Usamah Salamah
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The article presents excerpts from controversial press statements made by both Muslims and Copts. While the Muslims refuse to be ruled by a Copt, an alleged spokesman of the Coptic Orthodox church claims that the Copts are the original natives of Egypt and decry Muslims as "occupiers."

1. Heretical groups in Islam say praying is not an obligation, pilgrimage is haram and they fast in Shaaban

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1. Heretical groups in Islam say praying is not an obligation, pilgrimage is haram and they fast in Shaaban
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P.39-43
Date of source: 
November 10-16, 2001
Author: 
Essam Abdel-Gawad and Wafa’a Sha’ira
Article summary: 

The Head of the Department of Transport and Bridges Equipment in Cairo was

arrested together with his wife for forming a group promoting ideas against Islam. He issued a fatwa to his

followers that they were not obliged to pray in the direction of the Kiblah while performing prayers. He also

denied the Sunna of the Prophet and dismissed the rites of pilgrimage.

14. A message from the priest of St. Mary Church to Sout Al-Umma: May God forgive you…How can you not see the persecution of Copts in Egypt?

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14. A message from the priest of St. Mary Church to Sout Al-Umma: May God forgive you…How can you not see the persecution of Copts in Egypt?
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p. 7
Date of source: 
2004-07-19
Author: 
Dave Petrescue
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The young people who took part in the demonstrations against the movie “Baheb Al-Sima” [I love Cinema] in front of the cathedral are not desperate youth. They are all occupying honorable posts working for the improvement of the country. More importantly, they are not driven by anyone. The churches. instead discouraged them for more than three weeks to express their views. It is also noteworthy that they demonstrated in a civilized way.

18. Registering land in Egypt

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18. Registering land in Egypt
Date of source: 
June 1, 2001
Author: 
Cornelis Hulsman
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Legal accountant Mr. Mustafa Abaza explained on March 31, 2001 the differences between the official and informal way of buying property in Egypt. The bishop used the informal way. Bishop Marcos agreed with Abaza’s description but added that in the area of this building there are "no legal procedures to register the land."

1. Home visits me in nightmares!

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1. Home visits me in nightmares!
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P.14
Date of source: 
April 11, 2001
Author: 
Wa’el Abdel-Fatah
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This is not just an interview. It is an attempt to break the silence and conspiracy over Nasr Hamed Abu-Zeid being sent into exile. How long will Nasr Abu-Zeid remain in exile? Who has benefited from changing an intellectual and researcher into a "cultural refugee"? Why does his leaving Egypt now, after all these years, seem the perfect solution to all parties: the government, the intellectuals, and the Islamists? This interview is the beginning of a campaign adopted by Sout Al-Umma to bring Nasr Abu-Zeid back to Egypt.

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