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In a statement delivered to Rose al-Yūsuf, Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II said: “I was keen to reassure the Copts feeling anxious for their future. The occasion of Christmas, a joyful day that carries a message of love and peace, was the ideal occasion to do so” (Michael ‘Adil, Rose al-Yūsuf, Jan...
Seventeen governorates head to polling stations Saturday, December 22 to vote on the second phase of Egypt’s draft Constitution; observers record a number of electoral violations. [Husayn Ramzī, Al-Misrī Al-Yawm, Dec. 23, p. 5] Read original text in Arabic
Sharīf Jādallah, a lawyer of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB), filed a complaint against Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II, accusing him of allegedly igniting fitnah tā’ifīyah among protestors by withdrawing the Church’s representatives from the Constituent Assembly. [Shirīn Tāhir, al-Wafd, Dec. 14, p.3...
Upon the decline of the Coptic Orthodox Church to join the dialogue initiated by President Muhammad Mursῑ after several of the Constituent Assembly members have withdrawn, Archpriest Angelious Ishāq, spokesman of Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II, stated that the Church is not rejecting a meeting...
President Muhammad Mursī addressed the people of Egypt in a speech in which he expressed his grief at the loss of innocent lives in the clashes which have taken place over the last two days. He emphasised that he has a duty to all Egyptians, regardless of their political affiliation or religion,...
Al-Azhar appealed to President Muḥammad Mursī to emphasize the rule of law and work on bringing all political powers together at the dialogue table to renounce schism and provide a proper and rational atmosphere to finalize a consensus constitution expressive of all segments of the Egyptian people...
Arrangements are being completed at the papal headquarters were completed to provide honorable civilized celebrations of the sacred lot ceremony to pick the 118th as the church's scout teams are getting ready to attain an organizational success similar to that of the elections. [Ashraf Sādiq, al-...
Hannes Swoboda, President of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists & Democrats in the European Parliament, rejected insults to religious symbols, noting there is difference between the freedom of expression and affronts to religion. [Muhammad al-Fiqī and Akram Najīb, al-Akhbār,...
Life in Egypt today, especially following the 25th of January 2011, consists of seasons and in our Egyptian colloquial language a season is a specified, limited period involving certain events (by the word season the author means a particular issue that draws all people’s attention and dominates...
The trial of a Salafī preacher and others on charges of disdaining Christianity started on Sunday (September 30) as the environs of the court saw clashes between Islamists supporting the defendants and Copts before the session was adjourned to October 14. [Author Not Mentioned, al-Hayāt, Oct. 1, p...
Al-'Ajūzah Misdemeanor Court acquitted 'Adil Imām of the charges of insulting religion after his attorney submitted all the required evidence. The article has no link online.
The denier of the Sunna, Ismail Mansour, accused Al-Shafi’i of being a deceitful person. He used to misinterpret the Hadiths. He (Mansour) declared that he rejected the Hadiths. By denying the Sunna, he said that he was following the teachings of the Prophet.
As President Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood slowly appropriate power, they consistently issue an unspoken theme: Trust us. They do not say so, of course; that no one should be trusted is a platitude in politics. Rather, at each step from the revolution through the transition to the...
Today's overview highlights the issue of Dahshūr, where calm has been restored and local residents have appealed to Coptic families who left their houses after unrest in the troubled area to return home. The al-Jamā'ah al-Islāmīyah (Islamic Group) said the Dahshūr clashes did not amount to a...
Mu’āz Muhammad breathed his last breath affected by his wounds after a dispute broke out between a Coptic ironing man and a Muslim client in which Mu’āz was hit by a Molotov Cocktail passing by the area coincidently. [Ahmad ‘Abdullah and Muhammad al-Bahrāwī, al-Misrī al-Yawm, August 1, p. 3] Read...
The United States of America welcomed the democratic transitions occurring in North Africa and the Middle East, especially in Egypt, Libya and Tunis. However, in the Department of State annual report, the U.S. expressed its concerns over religious minorities in these countries, including Christians...
The salafī al-Asālah and al-Nūr parties excoriated the Azhar over the top Sunni establishment’s reiterated calls to keep Article II as stated in the 1971 Constitution. [Muhammad ‘Anaz, al-Ahrām, July 22, p. 4] Read original text in Arabic
Representatives of Christian denominations and some Sufi Muslim leaders met several times to discuss ways to promote moderate ideologies in the society, disseminate the culture of acceptance of others and advance the rule of law, lawyer Amīr Ramzī revealed. [Ahmad al-Sa’dāwī, al-Shurūq al-Jadīd,...
Muhammad Mursī was declared president Sunday after several days of uncertainty that resulted from a presidential election that exposed deep polarization in Egyptian society - those who favor an Islamist civilian president and oppose a member of the Mubarak regime were pitted against those who fear...
Copts’ concerns about the growing power of Islamists brought them to back candidates from the former regime like Ahmad Shafīq, the last prime minister in the Husnī Mubārak tenure, and ‘Amr Mūsá, the former minister of foreign affairs and former secretary-general of the Arab League, according to a...
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