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7. Lynch law skips democracy in USA

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7. Lynch law skips democracy in USA
Date of source: 
June 17, 1998
Author: 
‘Ali Ibrahim
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Radical violence in America raises questions about the justification of the US raising the issue of the Copts in Egypt.

8. Storm in a teacup?

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8. Storm in a teacup?
Date of source: 
May 21, 1998
Author: 
Nivin Khalil
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The approval by the US House of Representative of the Freedom from Religious Persecution Act sparked controversy in the US and Egypt while the US administration sees that the bill is posing difficulties for it with strategically important states.

6. Considering the marriage between Muslims and Christians persecution

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6. Considering the marriage between Muslims and Christians persecution
Date of source: 
May 23, 1998
Author: 
Not mentioned
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Pat Robertson, one of the founders of the Christian Alliance is spreading rumors that the marriage between Muslim men and Christian women is part of a plan to convert Christians and spread Islam.

6. Freedom of Religious Persecution not through polarization

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6. Freedom of Religious Persecution not through polarization
Date of source: 
Spring 1998
Author: 
Cornelis Hulsman
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Hulsman argues that there are social problems in Egypt but not persecution and that if the proposals for a law promoting religious freedom worldwide becomes law they could lead to polarization between Muslims and Christians in Egyptian society. He gives examples of stories which have been exaggerated in the US.

8. Emigrant Copts.. but Egyptians

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8. Emigrant Copts.. but Egyptians
Date of source: 
May 8, 1998
Author: 
Dr. Yahyá Ahmad al-Banna
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The recent allegations by some emigrated Copts that the Christians of Egypt are subjected to acts of violence aimed at their lives and belongings, ranking them as religiously persecuted, and thus subject to the law 2431 on Freedom from Religious Persecution, does not necessarily imply accusing them of ill intentions.

11. America and religious persecution

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11. America and religious persecution
Date of source: 
May 6, 1998
Author: 
Cornelis Hulsman
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[Comment: In 1998 the RNSAW accepted requests from readers to remain anonymous. From the summer of 1998 this policy was changed.]

In a previous article in Al Ahram Mohammed Al-Samak mentioned a number of names of people he believes are behind the Freedom of Religious Persecution Act. A reader points out to serious mistakes in this article.

6. Did the Copts cooperate with the Zionist lobby to issue an American law that punishes Egypt

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6. Did the Copts cooperate with the Zionist lobby to issue an American law that punishes Egypt
Date of source: 
April 30, 1998
Author: 
Mahmud al-‘Isawi
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Radio Monte Carlo broadcasted an episode of its program Hot Circuit to discuss the relationship between the American draft law on religious persecution and the emigrated Copts.

3. Egypt is a sovereign country and we do not permit interference in its affairs

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3. Egypt is a sovereign country and we do not permit interference in its affairs
Date of source: 
April 25, 1998
Author: 
Ilham Sharshar
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The author states that the present crisis also could be a reason to renew the bonds of love and relationships between Muslims and Christians. "We will not achieve safety and security except through a Coptic-Muslim unity that can stand in the face of the new hidden though clear conspiracies." The author then continues with an interview with Fathi Serour, Chairman of the Egyptian Parliament. Serour speaks about the sovereignty of a country and principles of international law.

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