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43. Forged maps to remove Coptic graveyards in Qina

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43. Forged maps to remove Coptic graveyards in Qinā
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p. 6
Date of source: 
30-07-2007
Author: 
Muhammad ‘Abd al-Latif
Reviewer: 
Ihab Shukri
Article summary: 

Muḥammad ‘Abd al-Laṭīf reports on cases of administrative and financial corruption found in the Department of Possessions at the Institution of Antiquities in Qinā.

43. Female circumcision; facts and statistics

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43. Female circumcision; facts and statistics
Date of source: 
09-07-2007
Author: 
Katia Saqqa
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97% of Egyptian women are circumcised. The Fatwá of the Egyptian Muftī prohibiting female circumcision, the official rejecting stance of legislative institutions in the country, and the highlighted dangers of the operation seem to have little influence on the conservative traditional opinions of more traditional people men of religion. The task seems more difficult in the south of the country, where circumcision is a deep-rooted tradition.

36. Female circumcision between physicians and men of religion

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36. Female circumcision between physicians and men of religion
Date of source: 
29-06-2007
Author: 
Katia Saqqa
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Religious, medical, and social milieus in Egypt witness heated discussions about the legitimacy of female circumcision. The Muftī of the republic considers it Ḥarām, physicians consider it necessary in some cases, and many Islamic men of religion consider it a Farīdah relying on the Ḥadīths.

73. The Jihad Group’s “revisions;” are they marginalizing or integrating for cultural communities in Egypt?

34. The Ministry of Interior is found not guilty of evacuating a Christian family

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34. The Ministry of Interior is found not guilty of evacuating a Christian family
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p. 100
Date of source: 
June 23-29, 2007
Author: 
Wafa’ Shu‘ayrah
Reviewer: 
Tamir Shukri
Article summary: 

The Administrative Judiciary Court has found the Ministry of Interior not guilty of evacuating Christian families from al-Hijjāwah village, where sectarian violence broke out.

61. Tribal and racial tension between families and the Bedouin tribes in Qina

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61. Tribal and racial tension between families and the Bedouin tribes in Qinā
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p. 7
Date of source: 
18-06-2007
Author: 
Ahmad Abu al-Khayr
Reviewer: 
Katia Saqqa
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Policemen used tear gas to separate the angry protestors sparked by a decision to

repeat the elections between two nominees in Qinā one of the nominees represented the Bedouins and was nominated by

the ruling National Democratic Party, and the other was an independent nominee, also a member of the same party.

58. Catastrophe: Christians of Qina boycotted the elections under the church recommendations

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58. Catastrophe: Christians of Qinā boycotted the elections under the church recommendations
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p. 7
Date of source: 
18-06-2007
Author: 
‘Isá Sadud
Reviewer: 
Katia Saqqa
Article summary: 

The author reports on incidents of forgery in Qinā during the

Shūrá Council’s elections.

29. “We should think about the poor of the world and pray for them,” Sister Lisa al-H&#803akim says

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29. “We should think about the poor of the world and pray for them,” Sister Lisa al-H&#803akīm says
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p. 13
Date of source: 
10-06-2007
Author: 
Lutfi al-Numayri
Reviewer: 
Tamir Shukri
Article summary: 

This article talks about an Egyptian nun who has been serving the poor and sick in the Malakal province of Sudan for the past four years. Sister Lisa al-Hakīm stresses that people should give to the poor in times of need, and be thankful for what God has bestowed upon them.

39. The extinction of sectarian sedition in al-‘Ulayqat

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39. The extinction of sectarian sedition in al-‘Ulayqāt
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p. 1
Date of source: 
03-06-2007
Author: 
Amir al-Sarraf
Reviewer: 
Ihab Shukri
Article summary: 

Security authorities in the governorate of Qinā managed to control incidents of Muslim-Christian sectarian sedition in the village of al-‘Ulayqāt. Rumors about Christian residents of the village intending to build a church led the Muslim youths to organize demonstrations and to clash with Christian men from the village.

37. Issues from the annual meeting of the Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church

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37. Issues from the annual meeting of the Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church
Date of source: 
25-05-2007
Author: 
Katia Saqqa
Article summary: 

The Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church held its annual meeting. Contrary to all expectations, the Holy Synod did not decide on any punishment in the trial against clergymen who had made allegations against Bishop Bīshūy and the Holy Synod. Rumors have spread about the church’s boycott of Waṭanī weekly following their coverage of the laymen’s conference.

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