The victims of the attacks against Coptic property were compensated for the damages they incurred, and a reconciliation session was held in Isnā. Egyptian journalists call for a realistic and objective treatment of the increasing sectarian tension in the country.
13. Al-Jihād and al-Jamā‘ah al-Islāmīyah; hot files in the year of anger
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Majdi ‘Abd al-Rusul
‘Abd al-Rūsūl highlights the positive changes achieved in Egypt regarding the Islamic groups. He points out the recent efforts to achieve a compromise between the Egyptian government on one hand and al-Jihād organization and al-Jamā‘ah al-Islāmīyah on the other.
72. Mother of Mario and Andrew: religion is not a condition for custody.
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El Torjoman International
Ahmad Shibl talks about the challenge brought forth by Camelia, mother of Mario and Andrew, against the ruling of the Court of First Instance which gave the custody of her two boys to their father. Camellia said that the ruling is unconstitutional, as it contradicts Article 20 of the Personal Status Law, and it is inconsistent to the fatwa of the Muftī, who indicated that religion is not a condition for custody.
The author discusses recent killing of a Coptic man in Minia, as an accidental result from random gun fire. Leaders say the weapons were not intended to kill, that the event was not sectarian, and called on people to stop the spread of disastrous rumors.
The author summarizes the history and current situation of a dispute over land in Rosetta between churches, the government, and a counselor along with his lawyer. The author explains in this article the way the Greek Church in Rosetta was usurped, pointing out that there is no sectarian strife but only a conflict of interests.
Muhammad ‘Abd al-Dāim warns about armed clashes between Muslims and Christians because of the three latest events in Amīrīyah, Samāllūt and Rosetta. He also affirms that the State is not actually monitoring the situation. He discusses a Muslim man killed, his family and community’s response, as well as the Nāsirī Party’s views on recent incidents in Egypt.