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18. Church announcements go in favor of the Palestinians

Article title: 
18. Church announcements go in favor of the Palestinians
Article pages: 
p. 29
Date of source: 
10-01-2009
Author: 
Not mentioned
Reviewer: 
Carlos Saqqa
Article summary: 

The article sheds light on Dr. Tharwat Basīlī’s late issuance of an announcement condemning the recent Israeli assault on Gaza.

3. Dr. Yusuf Zaydan: Christians are creative

Article title: 
3. Dr. Yūsuf Zaydān: Christians are creative
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pp. 46-47
Date of source: 
23-08-2008
Author: 
Mustafá ‘Ubadah
Reviewer: 
El Torjoman International
Article summary: 

The author comments on a book that was opposed by Bishop Bīshūy, stressing the need for clergymen to not interfere in literature.

51. The ’Million Front’ supports Pope Shenouda’s III nomination for Nobel Prize

Article title: 
51. The ’Million Front’ supports Pope Shenouda’s III nomination for Nobel Prize
Article pages: 
p. 28
Date of source: 
15-11-2008
Author: 
Not mentioned
Reviewer: 
Carlos Saqqa
Article summary: 

Pope Shenouda III has lately demanded that Coptic churches in Europe boycott the conference of the Confederation of Coptic Organizations in Europe held in Paris. It also seems that the pope is going to be well-backed up in the campaign to declare him eligible for the Nobel Peace Prize.

2. The weapon of apostasy back again facing a Jordanian poet

Article title: 
2. The weapon of apostasy back again facing a Jordanian poet
Article pages: 
pp. 50, 51
Date of source: 
01-11-2008
Author: 
Ilhami al-Miliji
Reviewer: 
Nuhayr ‘Ismat
Article summary: 

Ilhāmī al-Milījī reports about different opinions regarding accusing Islām Samhān of apostasy.

7. The crime of emigrating Iraqi Christians

Article title: 
7. The crime of emigrating Iraqi Christians
Article pages: 
pp. 18, 19
Date of source: 
25-10-2008
Author: 
Nadá ‘Umran
Reviewer: 
Nuhayr ‘Ismat
Article summary: 

Nadá ‘Umrān reports about the issue of deporting Iraqi Christians.

71. The church does not have authority over expatriate Copts

Article title: 
71. The church does not have authority over expatriate Copts
Article pages: 
p. 30
Date of source: 
18-10-2008
Author: 
Nabil Luqa Bibawi
Reviewer: 
El Torjoman International
Article summary: 

When Pope Shenouda is absent the church is run by two councils; the Community Council and the Holy Synod.

9. Jamal al-Banna ‘opens fire’ on the Azhar and the Muslim Brotherhood: Freedom is the key.

Article title: 
9. Jamāl al-Bannā ‘opens fire’ on the Azhar and the Muslim Brotherhood: Freedom is the key.
Article pages: 
pp. 40-3
Date of source: 
05-07-2008
Author: 
Muhammad ‘Abd al-Khaliq
Reviewer: 
Carlos Saqqa
Article summary: 

The article tackles the reason why Jamāl al-Bannā’s book was censored in Egypt. Viewpoints of the Azhar and the Islamic Research Academy were provided to justify the censorship. Al-Bannā’s rebukes are also included.

5. Representation of minorities sparks controversy over the Iraqi electoral law

Article title: 
5. Representation of minorities sparks controversy over the Iraqi electoral law
Article pages: 
p. 22
Date of source: 
11-10-2008
Author: 
Nadá ‘Umran
Reviewer: 
El Torjoman International
Article summary: 

The Provincial Council Election Law in Iraq has created discord in the Iraqi parliament after the law which guaranteed the representation of minorities in elections was canceled.

3. Attacks against the Coptic Orthodox Monastery of Abu Fana [3]

Article title: 
3. Attacks against the Coptic Orthodox Monastery of Abū Fānā [3]
Author: 
Katia Saqqa
Article summary: 

In the aftermath of the attacks against the Abū Fānā Monastery, the governor of Minya headed a committee that drafted decisions that do not appear favorable for the church. From his residency in Cleveland in the U.S., Pope Shenouda III declared the relations between the bishopric in Mallawī and the governor suspended. Moreover, al-Jamā‘ah al-Islāmīyah issued an announcement commenting on the recent incidents and blaming the church for enforcing the sectarian atmosphere and increasing the gap between Copts and the state.

13. Muslim scholars from Egypt and Tunisia demand banning satellite fatwás

Article title: 
13. Muslim scholars from Egypt and Tunisia demand banning satellite fatwás
Article pages: 
p. 10
Date of source: 
21-06-2008
Author: 
Muhammad ‘Abd al-Khaliq
Reviewer: 
Nuhayr ‘Ismat
Article summary: 

Muhammad ‘Abd al-Khāliq writes about different opinions of Muslim scholars regarding fatwás issued on satellite television.

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