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27. Please, non-Muslims are not allowed to pass!

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27. Please, non-Muslims are not allowed to pass!
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p. 22
Date of source: 
04-02-2008
Author: 
Not mentioned
Reviewer: 
Ihab Shukri
Article summary: 

The article sheds lights on one of the aspects of sectarianism that stormed Egyptian society. A street sign was put in the middle of a narrow road leading to a Coptic Orthodox monastery in a village in Qena that says: “Cemetery of Muslims. Non-Muslims are not allowed to pass, please!”

67. Pope Shenouda’s wisdom ends Bishop Kyrillos’ problem

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67. Pope Shenouda’s wisdom ends Bishop Kyrillos’ problem
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p. 12
Date of source: 
25-02-2007
Author: 
Ramon Edward
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Bishop Kyrillos’ crisis with the church is discussed, and the true reasons behind the crisis are considered, as well as the proposed solutions for the crisis.

65. There is a complaint about me but I have not been tried, says Bishop Kyrillos

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65. There is a complaint about me but I have not been tried, says Bishop Kyrillos
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p. 5
Date of source: 
23-02-2007
Author: 
‘Abduh Muhammad, Nivin al-Qubabi
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The article is an interview with Bishop Kyrillos, bishop of Naj‘ Ḥammādī, who allegedly tried to abuse his priests but was cleared of all charges.

33. Someone wants to distort my image in the Holy Synod, says the acquitted Bishop Kyrillos.

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33. Someone wants to distort my image in the Holy Synod, says the acquitted Bishop Kyrillos.
Date of source: 
18-02-2007
Author: 
Tamir Shukri
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Some thousand Copts from the southern city of Naj‘ Ḥammādī have demonstrated over a trial of their bishop based on a complaint signed by 11 of the city’s priests. Demonstrations have moved to the main Cathedral in Cairo, which convinced leaders of the church to send the bishop back to his diocese cleared of all charges.

23. Armant on fire!

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23. Armant on fire!
Date of source: 
19-02-2007
Author: 
Shaymā’ al-Shāmī
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Sectarian violence broke out in the Upper Egyptian village of Armant, Qinā governorate, after rumors spread that a group of three Coptic young men seduced a number of Muslim girls and filmed them in compromising positions. Arson attacks swept the village and eight Muslim teenagers were arrested for allegedly setting fire to three shops, three houses, and a car owned by Copts.

28. An alleged affair between a Muslim girl and a Coptic man was about to ignite sedition in Egypt

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28. An alleged affair between a Muslim girl and a Coptic man was about to ignite sedition in Egypt
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p. 5
Date of source: 
11-02-2007
Author: 
Not mentioned
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An alleged love affair was about to ignite sedition in Egypt. A school book was banned by a ruling from the Cairo Court for Urgent Affairs.

27. The public prosecution of Qina interrogates the suspected arsonists of Copts’ shops

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27. The public prosecution of Qinā interrogates the suspected arsonists of Copts’ shops
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p. 1
Date of source: 
12-02-2007
Author: 
Hajjaj al-Uqsuri
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The Muslim young men accused of setting alight Copts’ shops are interrogated by the general attorney.

26. Rumors in Armint al-Hayt town foretell sectarian sedition: Security forces are on alert upon three Copts businesses being burnt

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26. Rumors in Armint al-Hayt town foretell sectarian sedition: Security forces are on alert upon three Copts businesses being burnt
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p. 9
Date of source: 
11-02-2007
Author: 
Hajjaj Salamah
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Rumors announce recommencement of new clashes between Muslims and Copts in Egypt.

42. A candidate close to the Muslim Brotherhood was accused of Islamizing poor Christians in Bahjurah

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42. A candidate close to the Muslim Brotherhood was accused of Islamizing poor Christians in Bahjūrah
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p. 18
Date of source: 
18-12-2006
Author: 
Fadi Habashi
Reviewer: 
Nirmin al-‘Awadi
Article summary: 

Signs of a sectarian

strife have appeared in Bahjūrah village in

Qinā governorate, due to competition between a National

Democratic Party candidate and an

independent candidate who has close links to the Muslim Brotherhood.

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