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Much of this week's coverage was dedicated to Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkish Prime Minister, and his visits to Egypt in which he promoted interfaith dialogue and the concept of a secular state. He met with leaders of Azhar, officials from the Coptic Church and various political representatives.
 Tahrir square and other revolution squares are filled with women demanding their privileges, meanwhile, Islamists [mainly salafists, al-Jamā'ah al-Islāmīyah and the Muslim Brotherhood party] are preparing their upcoming legislative agenda. The laws, concerning women, drummed up interest from...
Human rights organizations demanded Prime Minister 'Isām Sharaf that the unified draft law on building houses of worship would not be passed, adding it was not thoroughly debated. Activist Nijād al-Bura'ī said that the current law only admits the rights of Sunnī Muslims and Christians while it...
Police forces have located the two Christian girls who had disappeared in al-Minya governorate. Their parents had accused two Muslim girls, their colleagues at school, of introducing them to two Muslim young-men who the girls fell for. Police had promised the parents that they will reach them as...
Joseph Malāk, Coptic Orthodox Church in Alexandria's lawyer and manager of the Egyptian Center for Human Rights Development Studies; Kamīl Sidīq, Secretary of al-Milī Church Council; and Nādir Marqus, member of al-Milī council, sent a complaint to the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF),...
In al-Jumhūrīyah, page 1, May 20, 2011, reports noted that the Coptic Maspero protests may be solved after a decision to reopen four churches and the release of Coptic detainees in Maspero incidents, proven to be not involved in the incident.  
AWR's Diana Maher Ghali wrote a press review about developments in the Imbābah incidents as covered in the newspapers.
Muhammad al-Bāz writes that last Friday, April 29, 2011, information was leaked that Kāmīliyā Shihātah was moved to Saint Dimyana Monastery in al-Dakahlia governorate, the monastery that Bishop Bīshūy lives in. Bāz added that Bishop Bīshūy was the one who moved her and vowed that the Pope will...
Dozens of Coptic youths organized a protest on Wednesday, May 4, 2011, before Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III's weekly sermon, demanding a response to salafists' violations against Christians and the Pope, al-Misrī al-Yawm, page 4, May 5, 2011, [Read original text in Arabic].  
On the same page in al-Fajr, five articles were written about salafists and salafism. The first one, by Muhammad al-Bāz, dealt with how salafists are intimidating and terrorizing the society by their acts [cutting off the ear of a Coptic man, attacking shrines of sūfīs and threatening to attack...
Muhammad al-Bāz, author of the article, writes that Shaykh 'Usāmah al-Qūsī, represents a reasonable and balanced voice of salafīyah, quoting his opinions during a TV program.
Sahar al-Ja'ārah said that if there is a counter-revolution then salafists' behavior can be the spearhead of it as they work on intimidating the Egyptian society. Recent acts of violence by salafīsts terrorize Copts and lead to the formation of anti-revolution impressions on the grounds that it "...
Coptic Pope Shenouda III held a Holy Synod meeting that discussed the continuous attacks by salafists against Copts. A Synod member revealed that Ayman Mitrī [A Copt whose ear was cut off by salafists for rumors of his relationship with a Muslim woman in Qena] waived his rights in his case against...
The January 25 revolution was a manifestation of equality among all Egyptians as the Muslim Brotherhood, communists, salafists and liberals were all standing next to each other that no one could tell the difference between them, Rashā 'Azab writes in an article.
Salafists organize many symposiums on a daily basis in Alexandria University using microphones and screens all over the university campus while distributing a large number of fliers to encourage students to attend these meetings.
Muhammad al-Bāz writes that it was a good move by the Muslim Brotherhood's murshid [guide], Muhammad Badī', to send a letter to the Coptic Pope Shenouda wishing him well after his health trip.    
Ahmad Fāyīq comments on the referendum day, writing that what happened from mainstream Islamists  and from churches in affecting the decision of the voters is a true danger to the future of a civil state.  He believes that the coming period will be rough. Churches and mosques need to be prevented...
Salafīs occupied Egyptian television and Tāmir Āmīn hosts Muhammad Hasān who considered Copts to be infidels and claimed  the professions of medicine, engineering and working in post offices and banks haram [religiously unlawful].
AWR's Diana Maher Ghali writes a press review on three main issues that are currently occupying the pages of newspapers: the second article in the constitution that states: "Islam is the Religion of the State. Arabic is its official language, and the principal source of legislation is Islamic...
Headline: Unknown Head Belongs to Pakistani who Entered Alexandria Three Days before Church Attack, Reported to SecuritySource: al-Misrī al-YawmPage: 1Author: Nabīl Abū Shāl, Muhammad ‘Abd al-Khāliq Misāhil, Fātimah Zīdān, Dālyā ‘Uthmān, Hudá Rashwān, Yūsuf al-‘Ūmī, and Nāsir al-SharqāwīKeywords:...
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