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42. Qena crisis flames...Copts gather in front of Cathedral rejecting Mikhael

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42. Qena crisis flames...Copts gather in front of Cathedral rejecting Mikhael
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Date of source: 
April 23, 2011
Author: 
Radwá Hāshim, Yūsuf Abū al-Wafā, al-Wardānī 'Abd al-Hāfiz
Reviewer: 
Diana Ghali
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In a response to calls for Qena's residents to hold a million-man protest, thousands went out after Friday prayers demanding that Qena's new appointed governor 'Imād Mikhael be removed from his post.

Protest demanded ousting, also, 'Isām Sharaf, Prime Minister, and his Deputy Yahyá al-Jamal for refusing to remove the governor. Protest also witnessed some extreme calls for killing Mikhael.

41. Churches ring their bells for Resurrection Mass without thanking Mubārak, Jamāl for first time

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41. Churches ring their bells for Resurrection Mass without thanking Mubārak, Jamāl for first time
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4
Date of source: 
April 23, 2011
Author: 
Sharīf al-Dawakhlī
Reviewer: 
Diana Ghali
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The Egyptian Coptic Church rang its bells and celebrated its first feast after the revolution in the mass for the Resurrection feast .

At the same time, security forces secured churches from anything that might distort the Copts' celebrations.

In the Coptic Orthodox Cathedral Resurrection Mass, Coptic Pope Shenouda III did not thank Mubārak or his son, Jamāl [the first time in 30 years]. Furthermore, in al-Shurūq al-Jadīd, page 1, April 23, 2011, figures from Mubārak's regime did not attend the mass, also for the first time [Read original text in Arabic].

 

40. Clashes between Salafists, worshipers to take over Nūr Mosque

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40. Clashes between Salafists, worshipers to take over Nūr Mosque
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3
Date of source: 
April 23, 2011
Author: 
Muhammad al-Sanahūrī
Reviewer: 
Diana Ghali
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Worshippers in al-Nūr Mosque clashed and divided into two groups; one group want the officially appointed Imām, by the Ministry of Awqaf, to preach, and the other group wants Shaykh Ahmad Turk, salafī, to preach.

The matter escalated to violence until one of the army officers interfered to calm both followers' down.

(Reviewer's Note: The news story was also covered in al-Ahrār, page 1, April 23, 2011; and al-Dustūr, page 4, April 23, 2011)

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37. Leading MB members: Islam establishes the Civil State

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37. Leading MB members: Islam establishes the Civil State
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3
Date of source: 
April 27, 2011
Author: 
Husain al-qabani
Reviewer: 
Sara Mandil
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Usāmah Salimān, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood's Shūra Council, said that Islam establishes a civil state and that a state of alleged religion is only found in the West.

36. Coptic leaders: Muslims congratulations gladdened us

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36. Coptic leaders: Muslims congratulations gladdened us
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Date of source: 
April 27, 2011
Author: 
Subhi Abd al-Salam
Reviewer: 
Sara Mandil
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Coptic leaders expressed their thanks to their Muslim brothers, political and religious bodies, and several parties for the vast amount of congratulations for Easter.

3. Coming period supports Islamic mainstreams even if we don't agree, says Mukhtār Nūh

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3. Coming period supports Islamic mainstreams even if we don't agree, says Mukhtār Nūh
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5
Date of source: 
April 26, 2011
Author: 
Māhir Abū 'Uqayl
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Mukhtār Nūh, Islamic thinker [former member of the Muslim Brotherhood], said that the upcoming period supports the Islamic mainstreams whether we wanted or not.

He added that the Islamic mainstreams found freedom and they failed to interact with it.

55. Deputy of Awqaf calls on military council to restrict salafi actions

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55. Deputy of Awqaf calls on military council to restrict salafi actions
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Date of source: 
April 19, 2011
Author: 
Wā'il Fāyiz
Reviewer: 
Diana Ghali
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Dr. Sālim 'Abd al-Jalīl, Deputy Minister of Awqaf [Endowments] for da'wah affairs, criticized salafists attempt to take over the Ministry's pulpits, represented in mosques affiliated to the ministry, adding that it would defame Islam.

53. Salafists didn't torch shrines despite their disagreement with it

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53. Salafists didn't torch shrines despite their disagreement with it
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Date of source: 
April 19, 2011
Author: 
Subhī 'Abd al-Salām
Reviewer: 
Diana Ghali
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Shaykh 'Abd al-Mun'im al-Shahāt, spokesperson of salafīyah call, said that despite salafists' refusal of shrines, they did not demolish any of the shrines or incite to torch them.

He added that salafists refuse to take matters into their own hands because they believe that this is the duty of the ruler. 

61. ‘Ākif: MB's party open to anyone, even for repentant dancers

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61. ‘Ākif: MB's party open to anyone, even for repentant dancers
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1
Date of source: 
April 15, 2011
Author: 
Not Mentioned
Reviewer: 
Sarah Lotfy
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Muḥammad Mahdī ‘Ākif, the 7th Murshid (Guide) of the Muslim Brotherhood, has stated that membership in the group's Freedom and Justice Party is open to all Egyptians even to a dancer who repented and wore hijāb.

50. Jum'ah terms as "deluded" attackers of shrines

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50. Jum'ah terms as "deluded" attackers of shrines
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Date of source: 
April 14, 2011
Author: 
Subhī abdel Sālam
Reviewer: 
Sarah Lotfy
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'Alī Jum'ah, Muftī of the Republic, and Dr. Ahmad ‘Umar Hāshim, former President of the Azhar University, condemned attackers of shrines, asserting that it is against religion.

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