Al-Akhbār

21. AWR Daily Overview, December 13, 2011: 'Awā says would agree to Christian or woman as president

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21. AWR Daily Overview, December 13, 2011: 'Awā says would agree to Christian or woman as president
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December 13, 2011
Author: 
'Amr al-Misrī
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Presidential hopeful Muhammad Salīm al-'Awā said he agreed that an elected president of the republic may be a Copt or a woman as long as this is the will of the people in free fair elections. [Māhir Najīb, al-Akhbār, December 13, 2011, p. 1] Read the original text in Arabic

32. The Egyptian people and Yāsir Burhāmī, a salafist who accused Copts of Kufr

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32. The Egyptian people and Yāsir Burhāmī, a salafist who accused Copts of Kufr
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Date of source: 
October 26, 2011
Author: 
Na'am al-Bāz
Reviewer: 
Usāmah Wadī‛
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The Egyptian people are the first among other nations when it comes to love for the Prophet Muhammed, Āl al-Bayt (the Prophet Muhammad's Household) and al-salaf al-sālih (good Muslim ancestors') and to respect for their teachings. Muslims and Christians have lived together in Egypt for thousands of years in peace when our country was free of salafists. From all the statements made by salafists, I find the statement of Shaykh Yāsir Burhāmī in which he accused Copts of Kufr is the most strange. Such statement indicates that Burhāmī has never read the holy Qur’ān that acknowledges Christianity and humans' right to choose their faith. It indicates as well that Burhāmī does not have much knowledge about the life of Prophet Muhammad who showed sympathy towards Christians and Jews in many occasions.

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42. Culprits in incident of cutting ear of Christian referred to Criminal Court

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42. Culprits in incident of cutting ear of Christian referred to Criminal Court
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Date of source: 
November 4, 2011
Author: 
'Abd Allah Muhammad
Reviewer: 
Usāmah Wadī‛
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Judge Muhammad Muqbil, general attorney of Qena's Prosecution, ordered to refer the culprits, al-Husaynī Kamāl Mubārak Sādiq and 'Alā’ 'Abd al-Satār 'Alī to Qena's Criminal Court as they cut the ear of a Christian citizen named Ayman Anwar Mitrī, torched his apartment in a premeditated plan, and stole movables and cash by force.

The accusations included making a permanent defect to the aggrieved party, burning his apartment and stealing his movables and cash premeditatedly.

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43. New composition for Supreme Council of Press

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43. New composition for Supreme Council of Press
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Date of source: 
November 4, 2011
Author: 
Not Mentioned
Reviewer: 
Usāmah Wadī‛
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The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), under the chairmanship of Field Marshal Husayn Tantāwī, approved the new composition of the Supreme Council of the Press proposed by Dr. 'Isām Sharaf, Prime Minister.

The proposed council is to be composed of the president of Shūrá Council, as a chairman, and the membership of chairpersons of the national newspapers; namely, al-Ahrām, Akhbār al-Yawm, Dār al-Tahrīr, Rose al-Yūsuf, Dār al-Ma'ārif, Middle East News Agency (MENA), and the National Company for Distribution; editors-in-chief of al-Ahrām, Al-Akhbār, Al-Jumhūrīyah, Al-Musawwar, Rose al-Yūsuf, October, and Middle East News Agency (MENA) in addition to editors-in-chief of newspapers of some parties including al-Wafd, al-Ahālī, al-'Arabī, al-Nūr and Freedom and Justice, and Mamdūh al-Wālī, President of Journalists’ Syndicate, Jalāl 'Arif, Dr. Usāmah al-Ghazūlī Harb, Amīnah Shafīq and Salāh 'Īsá.

The proposed composition also included president of the General Union of Employees at Press, Printing, Media, and Publishing, Ahmad Zakī 'Abd al-Hamīd, Hamdī Mislhī, Khālid Kāmil and Nabīl Farūk 'Abd al-Hamīd. It also included some press professors including Dr. Mahmūd 'Alam al-Dīn and Dr. Najwá Kāmil 'Abd al-Rahīm, some law professionals including Dr. Muhammed Anas Ja'far and Kamāl al-Lam’ī, and some public figures including al-Sayīd Yāsīn, Jamāl al-Ghitānī, Salāmah Ahmad Salāmah, Dīyā' Rashwān, Farūq Juwaydah, Labīb al-Sibā’ī, Muhammed Salmāwī, Salāh al-Dīn Muntasir, Mustafá Bakrī, Dr. Mustafá Kāmil al-Sayīd and Dr. Wahīd 'Abd al-Majīd.

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44. Coptic march from Shubrá to High Court of Justice condemning Maspero incidents

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44. Coptic march from Shubrá to High Court of Justice condemning Maspero incidents
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Date of source: 
November 4, 2011
Author: 
Mustafá al-Shurbajī
Reviewer: 
Usāmah Wadī‛
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Dozens from the Maspero Youth Union, Second Anger Revolution, and We are all Mena Daniel organized yesterday afternoon a protest march from Shubrá area to the High Court of Justice condemning the recent Maspero incidents, and requesting the instant release of detained political activists. Protesters gathered in Shubrá area where they repeated shouts against the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) such as “Muslims and Christians are one hand,” “No to sectarian sedition,” “No to persecution of Copts,” and “We will get their right, otherwise we will die like them.” In addition, they demanded that the Governor of Aswan and the Minister of Information be dismissed and the videos recorded by the CCTVs of the Egyptian Television & Radio Union (ETRU) be released. They also raised signs “Release Mena Tala´at Noshi and Alaa Ahmed Abd al-Fattāh.”

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35. 'Anān to Church delegation: We all work for establishment of democratic civil state

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35. 'Anān to Church delegation: We all work for establishment of democratic civil state
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Date of source: 
October 20, 2011
Author: 
Shirīf Jāb Allah, Ashraf Sādiq and Mamdūh Sha’bān
Reviewer: 
Usāmah Wadī‛
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Military Chief of Staff Sāmī 'Anān met with a delegation of Coptic bishops on Wednesday at the Defense Ministry to discuss the community's problems. 'Anān discussed with the Christian delegation, which included a number of bishops the Maspero incidents, the organization of the building of churches, the status of unlicensed churches and reactivating all relevant decisions.

32. "Unknown civilians are behind Maspero incidents…12 protestors were crushed under the wheels of armored vehicles" says NCHR report

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32. "Unknown civilians are behind Maspero incidents…12 protestors were crushed under the wheels of armored vehicles" says NCHR report
Date of source: 
November 3, 2011
Author: 
Wā'il 'Alī
Reviewer: 
Usāmah Wadī‛
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The report prepared by the fact-finding committee formed by the National Council for Human Right (NCHR) has blamed "unknown civilians" for stirring up the events that left 28 persons dead and dozens injured following clashes between army personnel and Coptic protestors.

 

16. Minister of Information: Egyptian TV coverage of Maspero clashes constitutes 'professional misconduct”

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16. Minister of Information: Egyptian TV coverage of Maspero clashes constitutes 'professional misconduct”
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Date of source: 
October 18, 2011
Author: 
Micheal 'Adil
Reviewer: 
Usāmah Wadī‛
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Usāmah Haykal, the Minister of Information, made a visit yesterday morning to H. H. Pope Shenouda III at the Papal Residence in St. Mark's Cathedral. During the visit, the Minister offered his condolences to the Coptic Pope over the victims of Maspero incidents and acknowledged mistakes made by the Egyptian Television in covering the events, stressing that such mistakes will not be repeated in the future.

31. Saudi flags appear in Shubrā march to Tahrīr

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31. Saudi flags appear in Shubrā march to Tahrīr
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Date of source: 
November 18, 2011
Author: 
'Imād Khalīl
Reviewer: 
Usāmah Wadī‛
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Saudi flags appear in Shubrā , 29 injured in clashed between unidentified people and Coptic activists during a march to al-Tahrīr

 

A Coptic march to commemorate the 40-day anniversary of Maspero clashes has been attacked by unidentified persons in Shubrā. The march had set out from Shubrā Square and was heading to Tahrīr Square.

41. Pope Shenouda sent approval of 'Unified law' to Cabinet, SCAF, says Bishop Yu'annis

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41. Pope Shenouda sent approval of 'Unified law' to Cabinet, SCAF, says Bishop Yu'annis
Date of source: 
November 4, 2011
Author: 
Ahmad al-Bihayrī and 'Imād Khalīl
Reviewer: 
Usāmah Wadī‛
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Bishop Yu'annis, secretary of H.H. Pope Shenouda III, said that the Coptic pope sent his approval of the law on the construction of houses of worship and churches to the Egyptian Cabinet and the Supreme Military Council. Bishop Yu'annis added that the Pope had intended to visit the Grand Shaykh of the Azhar and the Muftī of the Republic Dr. A’lī Jum’ah to wish them a happy 'Īd al-Adhā [the Greater Bairam] but he became ill and his temperature rose to (38 C). Instead, Pope Shenouda sent telegrams to the two Muslim clerics, and to Field Marshal Muhammad Husayn Tantāwī Sulaymān and Lt. General Sāmī 'Anān, the army's chief of staff.

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