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1. Editorial

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Article title: 
1. Editorial
Date of source: 
13-01-2008
Author: 
Drs. Cornelis Hulsman
Article summary: 

Discussion of the murder of the former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Benazir Bhutto on December 27, 2007
Kees Hulsman’s visit to Europe to promote AWR work in discussions and meetings.
Comments that the rise of militant and political Islam increased since 2002.
Shaykh Tantawi called for punishing rumor-mongers and untruthful reporters with 80 lashes.

31. How to initiate a sectarian sedition for three Egyptian Pounds?

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31. How to initiate a sectarian sedition for three Egyptian Pounds?
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p. 26
Date of source: 
01-10-2007
Author: 
Ahmad Abu al-Hasan
Reviewer: 
Katia Saqqa
Article summary: 

The author points out the comportments that ignite sectarian sedition in Egypt. He refers to a number of Coptic and Muslim Web sites that attack the other religion.

30. Discrimination against Copts

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30. Discrimination against Copts
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p. 4
Date of source: 
30-09-2007
Author: 
‘Adil Gindi
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A recent report about discrimination in the workplace has stated that Copts in Egypt are victims of discrimination. The Egyptian government refutes the allegations but here the author highlights ten factors that show this discrimination.

65. The Greek Orthodox patriarch celebrates the inauguration of its new diwan in Cairo

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65. The Greek Orthodox patriarch celebrates the inauguration of its new dīwān in Cairo
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p. 12
Date of source: 
20-06-2007
Author: 
Shahinaz ‘Azam
Reviewer: 
Nirmin al-‘Awadi
Article summary: 

The Greek Orthodox Patriarch Theodoros II held a luncheon in honor of Greek Parliament President Anna Benaki during her latest visit to Egypt to celebrate the opening of Saint Nicholas Church and the inauguration of the Greek Orthodox patriarch Diwān.

59. Egypt for human rights

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59. Egypt for human rights
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p. 2
Date of source: 
10-06-2007
Author: 
Mervat Ayoub - Rimon Edward - Emad Khalil
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The article discusses Egypt’s recent appointment to the UN Human Rights Council. The authors wonder if it is a valid appointment, particularly when considering the fact that there are political parties within Egypt that use slogans that oppose the fundamental ideals of human rights and citizenship. Others argue that Egypt’s new position will provide an incentive to improve the general condition of human rights in the country.

40. The Coptophile Column

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40. The Coptophile Column
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p. 2
Date of source: 
18-02-2007
Author: 
John H. Watson
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The heartbreak in all institutional religion is the disaster of clerical and ecclesiastical self-assertion. How dark the institutions of any church can become. The greatest tragedy of all lies in the lives of the humble Christians of any country who are oppressed by the powers that be. Watson provides examples from Southern Africa, and the cases of two preachers in Zimbabwe in particular.

23. Are Copts the original natives of Egypt?

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23. Are Copts the original natives of Egypt?
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p. 41-43
Date of source: 
February 3-9, 2007
Author: 
Usamah Salamah
Reviewer: 
Nuhayr ‘Ismat
Article summary: 

Usāmah Salāmah comments on the letters of Father Marqus and Munīr Bishāy about Father Marqus’ last interview with al- Miṣrī al-Yawm.

81. Islamic marriage and secular divorce

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81. Islamic marriage and secular divorce
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pp. 26, 27, 28, 29
Date of source: 
12-12-2006
Author: 
Rushdi Abu al-Hasan
Reviewer: 
Wafa’ Husam al-Din
Article summary: 

A discussion about a conference on human rights, the innovation of religious speeches, the

relationship between religion and the state, the economic progress of non-Arab Muslim countries in Asia, and

problems of applying Islamic laws with regard to marriage, divorce, and inheritance in non-Muslim countries.

23. ’Islam is not just prayers and demonstrations against Israel’, ‘Aqidah Muhammad says

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23. ’Islam is not just prayers and demonstrations against Israel’, ‘Aqīdah Muhammad says
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p. 8, 9
Date of source: 
05-12-2006
Author: 
Haydar Sabri
Reviewer: 
Nuhayr ‘Ismat
Article summary: 

Hadīr Sabrī writes about

eminent Islamic figures in South

Africa.

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