Al-Ahrām

7. AWR Daily Overview, March 11, 2012: GCOE chief collects approvals for presidential candidate Abū al-Futūh

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7. AWR Daily Overview, March 11, 2012: GCOE chief collects approvals for presidential candidate Abū al-Futūh
Date of source: 
March 11, 2012
Author: 
'Amr al-Misrī
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Dr. Sharīf Dūs, the chairman of the General Coptic Organization in Egypt (GCOE), embarked on collecting approvals from Copts nationwide to back the candidacy of Dr. 'Abd al-Mun'im Abū al-Futūh for the presidency. ['Abd al-Wahāb Sha'bān, al-Wafd, March 11, p. 16] Read original text in Arabic

36. AWR Daily Overview, March 8, 2012: Presidential hopeful ‘Awwā says Christians are partners in the nation

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36. AWR Daily Overview, March 8, 2012: Presidential hopeful ‘Awwā says Christians are partners in the nation
Date of source: 
March 8, 2012
Author: 
'Amr al-Misrī
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Christians are partners in the nation and must enjoy their rights and do their duty toward Egypt, rejecting quotas for Christians in parliament and public positions and calling for efficiency to be the criteria regardless of religion. [‘Abd Ilāh Muhammad, al-Akhbār, March 8, p. 6] Read text in Arabic

27. AWR Daily Overview, March 7, 2012: Brotherhood, Salafists lock horns over Article II

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27. AWR Daily Overview, March 7, 2012: Brotherhood, Salafists lock horns over Article II
Date of source: 
March 7, 2012
Author: 
'Amr al-Misrī
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Differences between the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafists over the constitution have taken a new turn after al-Nūr Party and the Building & Development Party called for amending Article II of the Constitution to clearly indicate that the Islamic sharī’ah is the main source of legislation while Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) stuck to the current text that reads “the principles of Islamic sharī’ah are the main source of legislation”. [Wā’il ‘Alī, Hamdī Dabash, Hānī al-Wizīrī and Mahmūd Ramzī, al-Misrī al-Yawm, March 7, p. 1] Read original text in Arabic

15. AWR Daily Overview, March 5, 2012: Church to name figures for constitution panel this week

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15. AWR Daily Overview, March 5, 2012: Church to name figures for constitution panel this week
Date of source: 
March 5, 2012
Author: 
'Amr al-Misrī
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The Coptic Orthodox Church would choose Coptic men of law to participate in the constituent assembly that would write a new constitution for Egypt but would exclude the clergy, a source at the papal office said on condition of anonymity. ['Abd al-Wahāb Sha'bān, al-Wafd, March 5, p. 3] Read text in Arabic

36. AWR Daily Overview, March 2, 2012: Christians for keeping Article 2 of the constitution

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36. AWR Daily Overview, March 2, 2012: Christians for keeping Article 2 of the constitution
Date of source: 
March 2, 2012
Author: 
'Amr al-Misrī
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Dr. Munīr Hannā Anīs, the head of the Episcopal / Anglican Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa, said Christians of Egypt are for keeping Article 2 of the constitution that reads Islam is the official religion of the state and principles of the sharī’ah are the main source of legislation. [Author Not Mentioned, al-Ahrām, March 2, p. 6] Read original text in Arabic

8. AWR Daily Overview, March 4, 2012: Jamā’ah leader apologizes to Copts for mistakes in 1970s, 1980s

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8. AWR Daily Overview, March 4, 2012: Jamā’ah leader apologizes to Copts for mistakes in 1970s, 1980s
Date of source: 
March 4, 2012
Author: 
'Amr al-Misrī
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Dr. Nājih Ibrāhīm, a key founder of the Jamā’ah Islāmīyah in Egypt and the first chairman of its shūrá (consultative) council, offered an apology to Copts for “what has befallen them as a result of the Jamā’ah’s mistakes during the 1970s and 1980s”. [Robeir al-Fāris, Watanī, March 4, p. 5] Read original text in Arabic

30. AWR Daily Overview, March 1, 2012: Academy of Islamic Research approves Christians’ custody of orphans

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30. AWR Daily Overview, March 1, 2012: Academy of Islamic Research approves Christians’ custody of orphans
Date of source: 
March 1, 2012
Author: 
'Amr al-Misrī
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The Azhar’s Academy of Islamic Research approved that a Christian family may have custody of and bring up Christian orphans in Egypt. [Michael ‘Ādil, Rose al-Yūsuf newspaper, March 1, p, 3] Read text in Arabic

24. AWR Daily Overview, February 29, 2012: Restaurant exclusively for Muslims in Alexandria, Port Said

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24. AWR Daily Overview, February 29, 2012: Restaurant exclusively for Muslims in Alexandria, Port Said
Date of source: 
February 29, 2012
Author: 
'Amr al-Misrī
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Strict Islam infected restaurants and cafés after demands to allow beard growing were raised inside the army, interior ministry and judiciary. [Rānyā Nabīl, al-Ahālī, Feb. 29, p. 3] Read text in Arabic

13. AWR Daily Overview, February 28 2012: Evangelical church delegation meets MB leaders Tuesday

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13. AWR Daily Overview, February 28 2012: Evangelical church delegation meets MB leaders Tuesday
Date of source: 
February 28, 2012
Author: 
'Amr al-Misrī
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Head of the Coptic Evangelical Church Dr. Safwat al-Bayyādī revealed that he would lead a church delegation today to meet with leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood and its offshoot Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) at the MB’s headquarters to have discussions on several issues, including the position of Christians and their beliefs in the new constitution. [Ahmad al-Sa’dāwī, al-Shurūq al-Jadīd, Feb. 28, p. 6] Read text in Arabic

27. AWR Daily Overview, February 27, 2012: Parliament recommends law criminalizing anti-Islam orientations

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27. AWR Daily Overview, February 27, 2012: Parliament recommends law criminalizing anti-Islam orientations
Date of source: 
February 27, 2012
Author: 
'Amr al-Misrī
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The People’s Assembly Religious Committee under Shaykh Sayyīd ‘Askar on Sunday (February 26) recommended that one of the lawmakers in the committee would propose a draft law to punish any person offending Islam. [Author Not Mentioned, al-Ahrām, Feb. 27, p. 4] Read original text in Arabic

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