Dr. Mustafá Rashīd, professor of Islamic Sharī‘ah, asserts that he is a Layman, and blames the dictatorial former regime for distorting the image of secularism.
Salafists in Kafr el-Sheikh distributed thousands of flyers demanding that people not celebrate Shām al Nīsim, saying that it is considered polytheism.
"What is the problem of Islamic rule ?? Egypt is a Muslim country according to the constitution of the year 1923 which is 5 years before the Muslim Brotherhood group was established" says Subhī Salīh, Muslim Brotherhood figure and a member in the constitutional amendments committee.
A Coptic source, who preferred to remain anonymous, accuses Dr. 'Isām al-'Iryān , Member of Muslim Brotherhood's council and Spokesperson of the Muslim Brotherhood Group for the failure of talks between Copts and the Muslim Brotherhood group.
'Alī Jum'ah, Muftī of the Republic, and Dr. Ahmad ‘Umar Hāshim, former President of the Azhar University, condemned attackers of shrines, asserting that it is against religion.
The Coptic Orthodox Church calls on all people to seek good ethics and bring anyone who commits mistakes before justice irrespective of their religion, according to Archpriest Ṣalīb Sawirus, a member of the Church's al-Majlis al-Millī (Community Council).
Jamal As'ad, a Coptic activist, said that...
Dr. Andrea Zakī, Vice President of Egypt's Evangelical denomination, states that one of the objectives of the January 25 Revolution is making Egypt a civil state, one that respects all religions in an atmosphere of equality and justice.
He added that Egypt will not be a civil state unless...
A number of 43 human rights organizations handle a letter to the armed forces complaining of the deterioration of the situation in Egypt and the mounting acts of violent against Copts without referring any offender to court.
The letter includes the acts of violence against Copts like the Atfih...
The author is wondering about the most dangerous thing facing the Egyptian society nowadays: Mubārak and his family or the salafists who cut off of the ear of a Coptic Christian and destroyed shrines.
Mubārak per se is not as dangerous as his regime that is still trying to do whatever keeps them...
Kamal āl- Hilbawī, former media spokesman of the Muslim brotherhood group, asserted that he doesn't oppose the nomination of Copts for presidency. He added that he will vote for George Ishaq, Coordinator of the Kifāyah movement, if he runs for the presidency.
Al-Hilbawī stated that the Muslim...
Najīb Sawirus, businessman and founder of the new liberal party “Free Egyptians”, denied saying that he doesn’t want any Copt to run for presidency. Instead he is calling any national efficient Copt to nominate himself in the elections.
Shaykh Sayīd Faraj, a member of the al-Jamā'ah al-Islāmīyah, said some salafist groups in Cairo are penetrated by security agencies.
Faraj said he was referring to some salafists who were handing out flyers and brochures in al-Tahrīr Square that read disobedience of the ruler is harām (...
Grand Shayhk of the Azhar Ahmad al-Tayīb said that the salafists are "the khawārij of the age," warning of a "plot to hijack the 1,000-year-old moderate approach of the Azhar."
He criticized the salafists' attacks on shrines, saying the incidents run counter to the true spirit of Islam.
A salafist said Wā’il Nūr, a state security officer, has asked him to bomb the al-‘Umrānīya church to “straighten up” Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III.
The remarks were made by Shaykh Abū Yahyá during his testimony in the Kāmīliyā Shihātah case in a session that lasted for six hours.
Ahmad 'Abd al-Mu'tī Hijāzī, the author of the article, admits that the salafists' crimes in Qena is a rehearsal for the 'big show' as they are getting prepared to seize power.
Bishop Marqus of Shubrā al-Khaymah and the head of the Coptic Orthodox Church's Media Center, said that Kāmīliyā Shihātah has never declared she has converted to Islam.
Bishop Marqus added that all Muslim scholars who appeared on satellite channels asserted that Kāmīliyā did not convert to Islam...
Application of hudūd by salafists is running rampant after the January 25 revolution.
Many religious movements surfaced nowadays with zero restrictions, committing many crimes like cutting off the ear of a Copt, destroying shrines and expelling a woman out of her apartment in the 6th of October City after she was convicted in a vice-related case.
The January 25 revolution was a manifestation of equality among all Egyptians as the Muslim Brotherhood, communists, salafists and liberals were all standing next to each other that no one could tell the difference between them, Rashā 'Azab writes in an article.
Egypt's right groups, legal experts and revolutionaries on 24 March 2011 balked at the government's approval of a draft law to criminalize protests.