Muhammad Yūsuf ‘Abd al-Rahman ‘Abd Allāh, an Egyptian Salafist who obtained the alias Shaykh Abū Ahmad as soon as he was approved as member of ‘Usāmah Bin Lādin’s al-Qā’idah network, said the jihādists do not recognize the state or ruler simply because he does not pursue the path of God. [‘Abd al...
An Egyptian league comprising Sufi Orders and Copts accused the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafī movements of trying to spread sedition in Egypt and divide the nation through a Zionist scheme. [Sa’īd ‘Alī, al-Misrī al-Yawm, Sept. 29, p. 1] Read original text in Arabic
Expatriate Copts demanded from Bishop Pachomius, Coptic Orthodox acting PAtriarch, to postponed the Coptic Orthodox papal elections because some personnel are looking forward to occupy the papal seat. The article has no link online.
Abrām Louis, head of the "Victims of Abduction and Enforced Disappearance" movement, said that the U.S. Department of State through the U.S. Embassy in Cairo held closed meetings with a number of Coptic activists and movements about the persecution of Copts in Egypt.
Today’s overview tackles controversial statements by the former chief of the Muslim Brotherhood group, Muhammad Mahdī ‘Ākif in which he said that the MB will dominate the presidency, ministries embassies and all the state institutions and will also ikhwānize the people.
Al-Misrī al-Yawm published on July 15, 2012 an article entitled "Netherlands agree to grant political asylum to Egypt's Copts". In the article the Dutch Coptic Association was quoted saying "The Netherlands officially approved the Association's request to grant political asylum to Egypt's Copts,...
The foreign ministry summoned the Nuncio of the Vatican in Cairo for explanations over a reported agreement between the Holy See and Tel Aviv which implied recognition of Israeli sovereignty over all parts of occupied Jerusalem and West Bank. [Muhammad Hindāwī, al-Akhbār, June 15, p. 14] Read text...
Days after a law banning trial of civilians before military courts was passed, Egypt's Justice Minister ‘Ādil ‘Abd al-Hamīd on Wednesday (June 13) gave the country's military police and intelligence agents the right to arrest civilians over wide range of suspected crimes. [Samar al-Jamal, ‘Alyā’...
Acting patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church Bishop Pachomius sent a list of 12 Christian clergymen and public figures to represent the church at the constituent assembly that will write a new constitution for Egypt. [Ashraf Sādiq, al-Ahrām, June 10, p. 3] Read original text in Arabic
With a touch of humor throughout, Mgr. Michael Fitzgerald introduced his role as the Vatican Ambassador to Egypt to a delegation of mostly Catholic Austrian students and professors from the University of Vienna. This visit was organized by Arab-West Report and was also attended by some staff and...
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