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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...
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
Participants in a conference organized recently by the Fellowship of Middle East Evangelical Churches (FMEEC) in the Lebanese capital Beirut called for all governments and organizations concerned to work hard to detect facts about what is going in the Middle East countries and enlighten the world...
Tharwat Hammād, the judge mandated by the justice ministry to investigate the incidents that took place outside the state radio & TV building in the Cairo district of Maspero on October 9, ordered the release of political activist Michael Meunier. [Author Not Mentioned, al-Ahrām, Feb. 22, p. 5...
Egypt's Copts coalition is organizing protests Tuesday outside the Supreme Court to reject investigations with Coptic activist and leader of the al-Haya Party, over charges that he was involved in the October 9, 2011 incidents outside the state radio and TV building in the area of Maspero that...
Chairman of Egypt's Judges Club Counselor Ahmad al-Zind said that the judges are eager for the day to pass their rulings in light of the Islamic sharī'ah, adding it does not take a lot of efforts as opponents of the sharī'ah are trying to depict. [Muhammad al-Sanhūrī, al-Misrī al-Yawm, Feb. 20, p...
Shaykh Sharīf al-Hawwārī, a notable Salafist in the western Alexandria town of al-‘Āmrīyah, pledged to bring back the five Coptic families expelled over a purported love affair between a Christian man and a divorced Muslim woman to their homes. [Rāmī Yāsīn and Shādyah Yūsuf, al-Ahrām, Feb. 18, p....
The Maspero Youth Union (MYU) held the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) and police "entirely responsible" for any loss of life, property or that Copts besieged inside a church in the village of Mīt Bashār in al-Zaqāzīq, al-Sharqia governorate, or the Muslims trying to protect the church...
A fact-finding commission sent by the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) to investigate the sectarian unrest in the troubled district of al-'Āmrīyah, Alexandria, revealed that the Christian families forced to leave their homes and property after clashes over a purported love affair...
Salafīs have saved the village of Sharbāt, al-Nahdāh neighborhood, in the western Alexandria district of al-'Āmrīyah, from a conflagration that could have consumed everyone in its way, said the spokesman for the Salafī al-Nūr (Light) Party, the second largest in the Egyptian parliament. [Khālid al...
Bishop Bīshūy, Secretary of the Coptic Orthodox Church’s Holy Synod, called for establishing a council for Egyptian churches to be tasked with negotiating with the new regime to achieve Copts’ demands, stressing unity of Christian denominations to seek solutions for Coptic problems, including the...
The government is now considering the law on non-governmental organizations (NGOs) no. 84 of the year 2002 in a bid to preclude any penetration through its gaps in the future, according to a senior Egyptian official. [Sharīf Khafājī, al-Akhbār, Feb. 12, p. 3] Read original text in Arabic
Lawmaker Dr. ‘Imād Jād threatened to resign from parliament if People’s Assembly Speaker Dr. Sa’d al-Katātnī continues to refuse debating his urgent statement on a crisis that followed an informal ‘urfī (informal) reconciliatory session decision to expel eight Coptic families from al-‘Āmrīyah area...
A coalition grouping Muslims and Christians for the first time was founded by with the aim of deepening full citizenship and freedoms of opinion and expression in accordance with the international law, the UN Charter, international human rights covenants and the Egyptian society’s norms and ethic...
The Coptic Orthodox Church Thursday called on all citizens to work on building a powerful future for Egypt and preserving the nation’s top interests. [Ashraf Sādiq, al-Ahrām, Feb. 9, p. 4] Read original text in Arabic
Tension built up between Cairo and Washington after some U.S. activists and officials in non-governmental organizations (NGOs) were referred to trial in Egypt as the Egyptian military delegation abruptly ended a visit to the U.S. is scheduled to return to Cairo today (Feb. 8). [Mamdūh Sha’bān,...
Forty-three persons, including nine Americans outside Egypt, were referred to the Cairo Criminal Court on charges of involvement in illegal foreign funding, according to investigations. [‘Imād al-Fiqī and Muhammad Hijāb, al-Ahrām, Feb. 7, p. 3] Read original text in Arabic
The Maspero Youth Union (MYU) announced a stand of protest on the outside the Syndicate of Journalists headquarters under the rubric No For Devastation Of the State Of Law to condemn excesses against the local residents in al-‘Āmirīyah, western Alexandria, and calls to expel 45 Christian families...
Sectarian fitnah ignited anew on Monday (January 30) in the village of Sharbāt, al-Nahdah district, western Alexandria, where young men attacked several houses and stores owned by Christians, started fire and pelted stones, leaving three stores ablaze. [Amīrah Fathī, al-Wafd, Feb. 1, p. 3] Read...
The Muslim Brotherhood (MB) reiterated condemnation of "attempts to provoke the group's youths" in al-Tahrīr Square during celebrations marking the January 25, 2011 revolution's first anniversary. [Hānī 'Izzat, al-Ahrām, Jan. 31, p. 5] Read original text in Arabic
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