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Al-Arabi has learned that Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman amir [commander] and mufti of Islamic groups has agreed to issue a request to the Egyptian authorities declaring his wish to return to his homeland.
Interview of al-Arabi with Montasser Al-Zayat, the lawyer of Gama’at al-Islamiya. Al-Arabi accused him of maneuvering, spoke about the termination of his role and the death of the Gama’at al-Islamiya and its weakness. Zayat, instead, calls himself a mediator between the Gama’at al-Islamiya and the...
It is time to do Dr. Nasr Hamed Abu Zeid justice and give him his credit back and remove the injustice done to him. We need his mind, his thinking and his personal interpretation in a phase in which Egypt suffers of the scarcity of intellectuals and lives a mixed and mingled reality that needs big...
Love is the magic word Christianity is founded on, giving way to springs of mercy, gentleness and wonder to gush out. However, love, the backbone of Christianity, has been severely hit but not in a back-breaking way, by Pope Shenouda when he decided not to pray over the body of the priest Ibrahim...
Priest Ibrahim Abdel Sayyed died of a heart attack. He got the rest for which he longed, but the case that was raised after his death is not closed yet. Christians expected that Pope Shenouda would permit prayers over the body, but the opposite occurred. Pope Shenouda called especially from the...
After having left Egypt ten years ago will the blind sheikh return to Egypt? This question is repeated several times after the declarations of the Minster of Internal Affairs. The Minister said, " There is no objection against the return of Sheikh Omar, but on one condition which is that he serve...
The secularists refuse the establishment of Islamic parties, which is favored by Islamists. In the view of these secularists it would mean the destruction of the society. An unpublished judicial report states that the law and the constitution does not prohibit the establishment of "Islamic"...
Dr. Hussein Bahaa’ Eddin accused an Islamic group of spreading rumors about the Ministry of Education perverting the Holy Hadiths [the Islamic traditions concerning the Prophet Mohammed and other prophets] in the educational syllabuses, deleting some of the Qur’anic verses, and [by the ministry...
The American Coptic Union produced a declaration in which it accuses the Egyptian government to be responsible for the death of 31 Coptic youth in a bus accident. The Union concludes this is proof of ethnic cleansing against the Copts in Upper Egypt.
Pope Shenouda is planning to visit London, America and Canada.

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