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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...
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...
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