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13. Coptic tycoon attends 3-hour meeting with Sufis

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13. Coptic tycoon attends 3-hour meeting with Sufis
Article pages: 
12-13
Date of source: 
September 26, 2011
Author: 
Muhammad al-Bāz
Reviewer: 
‘Amr al-Misrī
Article summary: 

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.

27. The Chaperone and the Priest

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27. The Chaperone and the Priest
Article pages: 
4
Date of source: 
September 19, 2011
Author: 
Muhammad al-Bāz
Reviewer: 
Diana Maher Ghali
Article summary: 

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 went to the Papal See to meet Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III to tell him about her story, one of the friends of the Archbishop who harassed her, also an archbishop, beat her which led to breaking a number of her vertebrae.

83. Press review: Erdogan's growing relationship with Egyptian religious leaders

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83. Press review: Erdogan's growing relationship with Egyptian religious leaders
Date of source: 
September 15 - 19, 2011
Author: 
Eleanor Swingewood
Reviewer: 
Eleanor Swingewood
Article summary: 

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.

5. Women's meeting to face loss of privileges by Islamists, Sharaf

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5. Women's meeting to face loss of privileges by Islamists, Sharaf
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2
Date of source: 
August 1, 2011
Author: 
Not mentioned
Reviewer: 
Diana Maher Ghali
Article summary: 

 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 political Islam movements, especially the divorce law [al-Khol'], al-Ro'yah law [visitation or contact law, regulating the visits of a non-custodial parent for his/her child], and personal status law. Al-Ro'yah law was the most firmly rejected.

1. Activists urge PM to withdraw houses of worship law

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1. Activists urge PM to withdraw houses of worship law
Article pages: 
15
Date of source: 
June 27, 2011
Author: 
Fāitmah al-Zahrā' Muhammad
Reviewer: 
Diana Ghali
Article summary: 

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 ignores the rights of people of other faiths.

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20. Police found location of two disappeared Christian girls in Cairo

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20. Police found location of two disappeared Christian girls in Cairo
Article pages: 
26
Date of source: 
June 16, 2011
Author: 
Hajāj al-Husaynī
Reviewer: 
Diana Ghali
Article summary: 

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 soon as possible.

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36. Pope Shenouda's lawyer complains to SCAF for release of culprits in Two Saints Church in Alexandria

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36. Pope Shenouda's lawyer complains to SCAF for release of culprits in Two Saints Church in Alexandria
Article pages: 
15
Date of source: 
May 25, 2011
Author: 
Muhammad al-Mālhī
Reviewer: 
Diana Ghali
Article summary: 

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), asking to reveal their investigation into the explosion at the Two Saints Church, Saint Mark and Pope Peter in Alexandria.

Claimants said that they had previously filed this with the Premier General Attorney in Alexandria prosecution, and demanded that the details surrounding the culprits' release be revealed.

A non-official response was issued noting that the investigation has been halted since January 25 and was restricted to hearing testimonies without presenting any culprits to the prosecution.

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68. Failure to end Coptic Maspero protest on back of Imbābah incidents

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68. Failure to end Coptic Maspero protest on back of Imbābah incidents
Date of source: 
May 20 and 21, 2011
Author: 
Diana Maher Ghali
Article summary: 

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.
 

59. May 12 Press Review: solving Imbābah fitnah

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59. May 12 Press Review: solving Imbābah fitnah
Date of source: 
May 12, 2011
Author: 
Diana Maher Ghali
Reviewer: 
Diana Ghali
Article summary: 

AWR's Diana Maher Ghali wrote a press review about developments in the Imbābah incidents as covered in the newspapers.

61. Bishop Bīshūy moves Kāmīliyā to monastery, vows to protect her

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61. Bishop Bīshūy moves Kāmīliyā to monastery, vows to protect her
Article pages: 
11
Date of source: 
May 9, 2011
Author: 
Muhammad al-Bāz
Reviewer: 
Diana Ghali
Article summary: 

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 protect her.

[Reviewer's Note: The newspaper did not provide any evidence or sources for the abovementioned information].

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