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The Coptic Orthodox Church Thursday called on all citizens to work on building a powerful future for Egypt and preserving the nation’s top interests. [Ashraf Sādiq, al-Ahrām, Feb. 9, p. 4] Read original text in Arabic
Tension built up between Cairo and Washington after some U.S. activists and officials in non-governmental organizations (NGOs) were referred to trial in Egypt as the Egyptian military delegation abruptly ended a visit to the U.S. is scheduled to return to Cairo today (Feb. 8). [Mamdūh Sha’bān,...
The Coptic Orthodox Church appealed to Christians to pray for peace and an end to bloodshed of Egyptians Bishop Raphael, General Bishop responsible for churches in central Cairo, urged prayers for Egypt’s stability and protection for the youths of Egypt. [‘Imād Khalīl, al-Misrī al-Yawm, Feb. 5, p....
Sectarian fitnah ignited anew on Monday (January 30) in the village of Sharbāt, al-Nahdah district, western Alexandria, where young men attacked several houses and stores owned by Christians, started fire and pelted stones, leaving three stores ablaze. [Amīrah Fathī, al-Wafd, Feb. 1, p. 3] Read...
The Muslim Brotherhood (MB) reiterated condemnation of "attempts to provoke the group's youths" in al-Tahrīr Square during celebrations marking the January 25, 2011 revolution's first anniversary. [Hānī 'Izzat, al-Ahrām, Jan. 31, p. 5] Read original text in Arabic
Subhī Sālih, a member of parliament from the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), said there are some attempts to spark a falling out between youths in al-Tahrīr Square and parliament on one hand and the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) on the other. [Fātimah ‘Abd al-...
The area of al-'Āmirīyah, west of the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria, has been the scene of deplorable incidents when Muslims and Christians exchanged fire, leaving three wounded and setting some stores on fire, after a young man saved the images of a young girl on his cell phone and showed...
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
Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III, in his sermon on Wednesday (January 25), carried by TV channels, said the January 25, 2011 revolution is one of the greatest events in Egypt’s history, expressing his wishes that the revolution remain peaceful and achieve its objectives of having Egypt becoming...
Presidential hopeful Dr. 'Abd al-Mun'im Abū al-Futūh said Egypt has been a Muslim nation for nearly 15 centuries now, criticizing voices calling for the implementation of the sharī'ah "as if Egypt has been a Quraysh or infidel state". ['Ādil al-Darajlī, al-Misrī al-Yawm, Jan. 22, p. 14] Read...
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 in...
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
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