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Activist 'Alā' 'Abd al-Fattāh said that assaults on women will have a strong reaction on January 25, 2012, adding "we will take revenge for women." ['Alā' al-Dīn Sālim and Safā' Shākir, Al-Ahrām, Dec. 28, p. 5] Read the original text in Arabic
The Church of Naj’ Hammādī refused to welcome any Christmas well-wishers, demonstrating against the lawlessness seen in the region recently and the kidnap of a number of Copts and asking for a ransom, which became a common phenomenon in several areas in the country. Bishop Kyrillos of Naj’ Hammādī...
Meanwhile, Dār al-Iftā’ assured the legitimacy of greeting non-Muslims in their feast but without saying any words against the Islamic doctrine. [Khālid Ahmad al-Muti'nī, al-Ahrām, Dec. 27, p. 14] Read original text in Arabic  [Reviewer’s Note: this news was also mentioned in al-Shurūq al-Jadīd,...
Dr. Ahmad al-Tayīb, the Azhar’s Grand Shaykh, sent a congratulatory cable to the Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III along with the head of the three Coptic churches in Egypt (Orthodox, Catholic and Evangelical) in which he greeted them over the Christmas. Minister of Transport, Dr. Jalāl Sa’īd,...
The committee concerned with the law on developing the Azhar finalized the draft and will refer it to the Islamic Research Academy. The development includes restructuring the senior ulema board and choosing the Azhar’s Grand Shaykh among them. [Muhammad 'Abd al-Khāliq, al-Ahrām, Dec. 27, p. 14]...
The committee concerned with the law on developing the Azhar finalized the draft and will refer it to the Islamic Research Academy. The development includes restructuring the senior ulema board and choosing the Azhar’s Grand Shaykh among them. [Muhammad 'Abd al-Khāliq, al-Ahrām, Dec. 27, p. 14]...
In an opinion article in al-Ahrām of Dec. 26, Dr. Safwat al-Bayādī, Head of the Evangelical Community Council in Egypt, said during the past few days – after the deplorable incidents off the cabinet office and the burning of the Institut D'Egypte, some there were many questions about Christians'...
In a step that is expected to spark row, Egypt Free Shops Company (EFSCO) received instructions from the finance ministry to refrain from selling liquor and cigarettes in its branches outside airports. [Hishām Yassa and Yūsuf al-'Ūmī, al-Misrī al-Yawm, Dec. 26, p. 4] Read the original text in...
Muslim Brotherhood Murshid (Guide) Dr. Muhammad Badī’ said any political power has the right to peaceful demonstration without the need to pelt others with stones, adding the group does not have to participate in million-man protests on Fridays unless they deemed it necessary to do that.  “We don’...
Coptic businessman Najīb Sawirus said the Muslim Brotherhood’s attacks on him and “false allegations” is yet another episode in the MB’s standard practice of turning political rivalry into religious battles. [Author Not Mentioned, al-Misrī al-Yawm, Dec. 24, p. 8] Read the original text in Arabic 
Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III will lead the Christmas mass, said Bishop Marqus of Shubrā al-Khaymah, denying rumors that the church was going to cancel this year’s celebrations of the Eastern Christmas on January 7, 2012. [Ashraf Sādiq, al-Ahrām, December 23, 2011, p.10] Read the original text...
Supporters of the Salafī al-Nūr (Light) Party in al-Beheira governorate handed out fliers in which they urged voters to cast their ballots in favor of the party and that anyone not voting for al-Nūr would be "a sinner in the heart, profligate and dishonest because they letting down the party that...
The trial of suspects from the military involved in the virginity tests and the October 9 Maspero incidents before a court martial is underway, according to Maj. General 'Ādil al-Mursī, the president of the military judiciary organization. "After all investigations completed and eyewitnesses were...
The trial of suspects from the military involved in the virginity tests and the October 9 Maspero incidents before a court martial is underway, according to Maj. General 'Ādil al-Mursī, the president of the military judiciary organization. ['Alī Shām, Al-Ahrām, Dec. 21, p. 3] Read the original...
The Qena Criminal Court on December 17 adjourned the case of Qurashī Abū al-Hajjāj Muhammad 'Alī and Hindāwī Muhammad Sayīd Husayn, the two partners of Hamām al-Kammūnī, executed after he was found guilty of involvement in Naja' Hammādī massacre that left six Copts and a Muslim policeman killed...
The Qena Criminal Court on December 17 adjourned the case of Qurashī Abū al-Hajjāj Muhammad 'Alī and Hindāwī Muhammad Sayīd Husayn, the two partners of Hamām al-Kammūnī, executed after he was found guilty of involvement in Naja' Hammādī massacre that left six Copts and a Muslim policeman killed...
The Iftā' House announced that Shaykh 'Imād 'Ifat, the Fatwá Secretary there, was killed in clashes and acts of violence off the cabinet office on Friday 16 after he was shot in the heart. ['Umar 'Abd al-Jawād, Al-Jumhūrīyah, Dec. 17, p. 2] Read original text in Arabic
The Cairo Criminal Court ordered the release of 27 persons suspected of involvement in the October 9 incidents in the area of Maspero, where dozens of people were killed or injured, but remanded political activist 'Alā' 'Abd al-Fattāh still under custody. [Ahmad Shalabī, al-Misrī al-Yawm, Dec. 16...
A military court on Dec. 14 sentenced blogger Michael Nabīl to a two-year imprisonment term and a fine of LE200 (roughly $40) after he was found guilty of insulting the armed forces and publishing false new on his blog. ['Alī Shām, al-Ahrām, Dec. 15, p. 29] Read the original text in Arabic
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