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The Abū al-Matāmīr tensions triggered a full-page article in Sawt al-Ummah newspaper claiming that Israel wants to declare a Coptic state in Upper Egypt or Hurghada. Other discussions followed the tensions, some of them very emotional.
Recently, a lawsuit has been filed by Coptic priests and lawyers against Baheb al-Sima on the grounds that the film is demeaning to the Orthodox Christian faith. Justice Naguib Gebrail, former president of the Personal Status Court, said that a group of Egyptian businessmen and intellectuals would...
Signs of a new crisis have jumped to the front of the cultural arena in Egypt and have revived the scenario of confrontation between the Azhar institutions and liberal intellectuals. The most bizarre incident is the banning of Nawal Al-Sa'adawi's "Soqout Al-Imam" [The Fall of the Imam] that was...
Almost all Egypt-based newspapers give a considerable space to hail the decision of President Husni Mubarak to abolish punishment by imprisonment to journalists in so-called "publication cases.” The decision of the president was announced by the head of Journalists? Syndicate during the fourth...
The article explains that the appointment of Muhammad Mahdī Akef supreme guide of the Muslim Brotherhood after the death of its former supreme guide Councilor Ma?moun al-Hudaiby has not brought any practical change to the status of the Brotherhood in Egypt as an outlaw group
The author reviews a critical study by Kuwaiti thinker Abdullah al-Nafisy in his book titled ?Al-Haraka al-Islāmīyah?Ro?ya Mustaqbaliya?Awraq fi al-Naqd al-Zati? [Islamic movement?A future vision?Papers of self-criticism].The book includes a number of academic studies by Islamic thinkers who made...
The four newspapers comment on the Arab Culture Conference in Cairo. Some articles praise it and others think it is an ?anti-Islam? conference.
Questioning the religious dimension of the war on Iraq is the focus of many articles covering the war. Different publications shed light on Bush’s religious background in an effort to establish a link between his religious tendencies and the war. Others wonder whether the war is a new crusade...
Articles in this week?s papers about the Muslim Brotherhood discuss four issues: the detention of 18 of its members, its role as a source of terrorism in Egypt, the future possibility of its participation in political life, and its activities in the Bar Association.
The religious dimension of the war on Iraq has been and still is the focus of articles covering the war. This is in addition to news items about Kurdish Islamic groups being attacked by the US and comments on fundamentalist Islam in the light of the war. For the first time, the role of the media or...
The Saudi Minister of Interior accused the Muslim Brotherhood of being behind most of the problems of the Arab and Muslim world. He announced the deportation of several Brothers for trying to destabilize the Kingdom. Such action was a surprise, especially in the light of the history of cooperation...
The report of the American State Department on religious freedom in the world lists Egypt among the countries where religious freedom is violated. The report claims that Egypt does not respect non-Islamic religions and pressures their followers. It does not give them religious freedom to the...
Al-Ahali has reported that the security services foiled an attempt to supply runaway members of the Gama?at al-Islāmīyah in Upper Egypt with weapons and ammunition. It has added that Muhammad al-Islamboli is against the ideological reconsiderations of the group. The Gama?at al-Islāmīyah have...
Al-Ahali, Rose al-Youssef and October magazine approached four Christian scholars and clergymen and asked them to explain when, where and why Zionism penetrated Christianity and how Christianity can face Zionist Christianity.
Akher Saa, al- Arabi and al-Ahali approached Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant Christian clergymen, from Egypt and Palestine, and asked them to comment on the crisis of the Church of the Nativity. They all criticized Sharon?s practices against the birthplace of Jesus Christ and against the...
The Israeli siege of the Church of Nativity shows that Arab Christians stand alongside Muslims in the fight against Israel. The newly founded Christian al-Mahd [al-Mahd = nativity, named after the Church of the Nativity] organization places martyrdom operations on their priorities list. The...
All Copts and church leaders in Egypt and all over the world condemned Sharon?s practices against the Palestinians and the fact that the Israeli forces attacked the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem and prevented worshipping in it for the first time in history. They asked different countries all...
Kamāl Sa‘d devoted his full-page article entitled, ‘An Open Message to President Muhammad Husnī Mubārak,’ in al-Ahālī of February 7, 2007, to the proposed Constitutional amendments that are expected to come into effect soon.
The article talks about the discrimination on the basis of religion that occurred in the Faculty of Specific Education at ‘Ayn Shams University. The minister of education is paying close attention to the case of excluding a Christian assistant professor, Ghādah ‘Ātif, from the academic schedule...
As President Mubārak called for the Constitutional amendments, leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood group attacked them as they mainly aim at preventing political Islamic groups come to power. On the other hand, the media have praised the amendments, showing the dangers of the Brotherhood to both...
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