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American President: Muslims in Egypt have protected churches with their lives During a speech at a conference in Washington DC on combatting extremism, US President Barack Obama said, "we cannot let extremist [takfīrī] organizations destroy our societies." He asked nations to call for...
Doctor Muhammad Mukhtār, Egypt’s Minister of Religious Endowments, said "there is no doubt that the enemies of religion, Egypt, and the Arab people are working to fragment the Arab world through every means: either through feeding radicalism, terrorism, and the extremism that leads to such. This...
Minister of Religious Endowments: The Bahāʾī faith supported the creation of the state of Israel at the expense of Palestine Doctor Muhammad Mukhtār, Egypt’s Minister of Religious Endowments, said "there is no doubt that the enemies of religion, Egypt, and the Arab people are working to fragment...
The media war between the Muslim Brotherhood and the Egyptian government has entered a dangerous new phase as a brotherhood affiliated TV station broadcasted recordings attributed to President Sīsī when he was the Minister of Defense. The recordings provoked strong reactions in the Gulf and in...
The International Organization for the Muslim Brotherhood is attempting to form a govern-in-exile in Turkey in order to embarrass the Egyptian government in front of the international community and to try to achieve concessions and sympathy from the government. Egyptian politicians responded...
A coalition of Coptic leaders met with Pope Tawadros and submitted to him legislation to address the sectarian conflicts the previous coalition was dealing with. Bishop Tawadros promised to study the legislation and meet with them again to discuss it. The legislation includes 12 new articles...
Egyptian politicians express their opinions of the Muslim Brotherhood’s attempt to form a government-in-exile in Turkey The International Organization for the Muslim Brotherhood is attempting to form a govern-in-exile in Turkey in order to embarrass the Egyptian government in front of the...
A coalition of Coptic Leaders submits legislation addressing tribal conflicts to Bishop Tawadros A coalition of Coptic leaders met with Pope Tawadros and submitted to him legislation to address the sectarian conflicts the previous coalition was dealing with. Bishop Tawadros promised to study the...
  The American Embassy in Cairo Disassociates Itself from the Muslim Brotherhood and Declares its Mission of Strengthening Ties with Egypt.  The new American Ambassador to Egypt, Robert S. Beecroft, denied media reports claiming he would meet members of the Muslim Brotherhood. He confirmed that...
The new American Ambassador to Egypt, Robert S. Beecroft, denied media reports claiming he would meet members of the Muslim Brotherhood. He confirmed that the current goal is only to strengthen ties with Egypt and that he looks forward to finding ways to deepen American-Egyptian relations. Earlier...
Concerns have arisen among human rights and civil society organizations after the attack on journalism and the media.  Activists believe the attack on the media will be followed by an attack on civil society organizations. Ihāb Rādī, activist, said that the Rural Development Association (RDA)...
A state of disgruntlement was sparked among a number of Coptic Orthodox bishops who were absent from last week’s meeting at the Saint Mark Cathedral to discuss names of possible presidential hopefuls and others to represent the church in the constitutional assembly, according to a source inside...
Several Coptic clergymen and activists criticized the Evangelical Synod of the Nile's approval to ordain the first female priest in Egypt, to the awe of other Christian denominations in Egypt. [Jamāl George, al-Fajr, Jan. 27, p. 14] Read original text in Arabic
Some think that Egyptians should not harbor any fears about the Salafīs and that we should not be exaggerating, but what is happening on the ground does not augur well at all.
Copts in Egypt, according to a Civil Registry Department official citing birth certificates and National ID cards, are 20 million.
The crisis of remarriage in the Coptic Orthodox Church surfaced again but this time with more violent steps on the part of seekers of remarriage licenses after they announced that they "resigned" from the Orthodox denomination but would not join another.
Shaykh Yāsir Burhāmī, a senior salafist who sparked hue and cry over his recent remarks, views that the "Crescent and the Cross" slogan is one that is harām (religiously impermissible from an Islamic point of view).
In light of the law on division of constituencies the old calculations have changed and the search for voting blocs is becoming hectic among the candidates, some of whom hope for the Copts' votes while others believe they would not be effective under the new election law.
It was a clear news report that the Supreme Council for Sufi Orders, which is organizing a conference on Sufism and reform in association with the al-'Ashīrah al-Muhammadīyah society, rejects businessman Najīb Sawirus' financing of its conference scheduled for September 25-26.
A Coptic Orthodox woman, chaperone at one of Alexandria's churches [she refused to give the church's name] called Heidi Ghubriyāl, had accused one of the Coptic Orthodox Archbishops of sexually harassing her [Reviewer's Note: She did not mentioned the name of the Archbishop]. Furthermore, when she...
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