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The Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo approved by majority during its annual meeting on Friday (January 20) on the ordaining of women as priests for the first time in the history of all Christian denomination in Egypt. ['Imād Khalīl, al-Misrī al-Yawm, Jan. 21, p. 3] Read original text in...
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter called for supporting Islamists in Egypt because this would serve the interests of democracy, freedom and stability in the Middle East region. [Author Not Mentioned, al-Ahrām, Jan. 20, p. 7] Read original text in Arabic
The government approved on Wednesday (January 18) a draft decree law to re-organize the Azhar and its affiliated bodies, known as the Azhar Independence Law, according to Minister of Planning & International Cooperation Fāyzah Abū al-Najā. [Mansūr Kāmil, al-Misrī al-Yawm, Jan. 19, p. 3] Read...
Grand Shaykh of the Azhar Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyīb said that all documents, statements and decisions as well as meetings held at the Azhar headquarters throughout last year was not an attempt to get the top Sunni Muslim establishment to play a political role but rather out of keenness on the nation's...
Bishop Basantī of Helwan and al-Ma'sarah said that Copts do not oppose Muslims in the implementation of the Islamic sharī'ah as long as it is taking into account the rights of Copts. [Muhammad 'Abd al-Shāfī, al-Ahrām, Jan. 17, p. 14] Read original text in Arabic
Former Arab League Secretary General and presidential hopeful 'Amr Mūsá said Copts are Egyptian citizens who enjoy all rights and must observe all duties. [Author Not Mentioned, al-Akhbār, Jan. 16, p. 5] Read original text in Arabic
Under the title Documented, Accurate Figure – Census of Copts is 18.565.484 million, Mājid 'Attīyah writes in a column in Watanī newspaper of January 15 that Dr. Tharwat Basīlī has said he has a documented, accurate figure of the Coptic population in Egypt and that he challenges anyone who would...
Counselor 'Āsim al-Juharī, the head of the anti-graft agency, referred complaints accusing Coptic business magnate Najīb Sawirus accusing him of "an inflated wealth in a dubious manner in light of his relations with the former regime. [Yūsuf al-Ghazālī, al-Wafd, Jan. 14, p. 1] Read original text...
An ultra-rightist member of the Dutch parliament plans to present parliamentary questioning of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands as soon as she returns from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), where she put on a headscarf before entering a mosque there. ['Abd Allāh Mustafá from Brussels, al-Misrī al-...
Grand Shaykh of the Azhar Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyīb and men of letters declared a statement on basic rights in Arab countries after a three-month thorough study and meetings at the Azhar headquarters. [Muhammad 'Abd al-Khāliq, al-Ahrām, Jan. 11, p. 7] Read original text in Arabic
Lawyers of the martyrs’ families called for applying “the severest penalty” – execution – against ousted President Husnī Mubārak, his sons Jamāl and ‘Alā’, former interior minister Habīb al-‘Ādlī and six of his top aides on charges of involvement in killing demonstrators during the January 25,...
A once reluctant United States is reaching out to the Muslim Brotherhood in a nod to Egypt's new political reality, but concerns linger about the group's attitude toward minorities, women and the peace treaty with Israel, according to a report by the Agence France Presse (AFP). [Author Not...
Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III led the Eastern Orthodox Christmas Mass at the Saint Mark Cathedral in the Cairo district of al-'Abbāssīyah, attended by members of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP).
Grand Shaykh of the Azhar Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyīb said Western claims that Christians of the East are suffering persecution are “flagrant lies that clash with reality,” adding these allegations were only meant to feign panic from democracy that is now sweeping the Arab world. [Muhammad ‘Abd al-Khāliq...
The Azhar vehemently rejected the setting up of a so-called Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (CPVPV), asserting that the top Sunni Muslim establishment is the only Muslim reference concerned with religious affairs in Egypt. [Author Not Mentioned, al-Ahrām, Jan. 5, p....
Asyut Governor Maj. General al-Sayyīd al-Bura’ī expressed content over the conduct of students of the Manqabād secondary school, to which the Coptic student involved the anti-Islam images troubles during the past few days belongs. [Muhammad Munīr, Al-Akhbār, Jan. 3, p. 4] Read original text in...
The ‘urfī (conciliatory) council of the elders of Muslims and Copts in Asyut governorate managed to restore calm to al-‘Adar on the third day of sectarian incidents in the village and some other neighboring villages, sparked after a Coptic high school student has reportedly published cartoons...
Islam criminalizes attacks on churches and non-Muslim houses of worship as Islamists, namely the Muslim Brotherhood and a number of Salafī parties, volunteered to protect churches during the New Year celebrations. [Dīyā' Abū al-Safā, Akhbār al-Yawm, p. 7, Jan. 1] Read original text in Arabic
A leading Salafist said that the West knows well that dignity and progress of the nation lies in the implementation of the sharī’ah, for the sake of which lives can be sacrificed. “We are ready to lose our lives for the sake of implementing the sharī’ah and we welcome martyrdom in order to attain...
A leading Salafist said that the West knows well that dignity and progress of the nation lies in the implementation of the sharī’ah, for the sake of which lives can be sacrificed. [Ghādah 'Abd al-Hāfiz, Al-Misrī al-Yawm, p. 3, Dec. 31] Read original text in Arabic
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